Announcements, News and Events


Announcements for the week of September 24, 2023

This morning is the last Sunday of our 10:00 am summer services. We look forward to seeing you at the 9:30 or 11:00 am services next Sunday, October 1st.

🎉 New to Walton? Are you visiting today? Welcome! Please feel free to ask the ushers if you have any questions during the service and we invite you to fill out a welcome card in the pew racks and leave it in an offering plate at one of the doors. Please join us for coffee, tea or cold drinks and conversation in Bronte Hall after the 10:00 am service. There you’ll also find the Welcome Centre with information about Walton and someone to chat with. Walton nametags, hats, pickles etc. are also available for purchase. Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online.

Reception and transfer of Membership on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. If you would like to transfer to Walton from another congregation, please contact the Church Office. If you are a confirmed member of any Christian denomination, you are able to transfer to Walton. For more information, please contact Rev. Jim or the Church Office.

Hello, Fruit of the Vine Ladies – The new school year brings with it a chance to get together and catch up. Last year’s “tailgating” social was a lot of fun so we’re bringing it back for our first event this year. Val already has the campfire ready to go. We’re meeting in Walton’s back parking lot from 7:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. “ish” on Tuesday, October 3rd. You don’t need a truck with a tailgate to join us. Bring a camp chair, and a beverage in a travel mug, and dress for the weather. Bring a friend too if you know someone who would enjoy the social time. Note: You might want to bring along a cosy blanket for when the sun goes down. Come join us, renew old friendships or make new ones and help us plan for this year’s Fruit of the Vine activities. If you have any questions, send Steph an email through the church office at

Thanksgiving Food Drive: As we prepare to celebrate the many blessings in our lives, the Walton Outreach Committee is asking for your support for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations of non-perishable food items can be placed in our Food Collection boxes at each of the church’s entrances. According to the Fare Share Food Bank, the items of greatest need are oatmeal, crackers, jam, coffee (instant regular or decaf), tea (regular, green, herbal), and snacks for kids such as fruit cups, puddings and juice boxes. The only items not needed at this time are peanut butter and spaghetti. Monetary donations are always welcome so that the Food Bank can source perishable items. Donations can be made through our weekly offering, at the church office or through the church website. Thank you for your caring and generosity – there are so many families on the hungry list!

Harvest Table – In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, we’d also appreciate donations of fresh fruits & vegetables for our Harvest Table, decorating the Sanctuary on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct 8th. These items will be taken to the food bank after the service.

Port Nelson United is hosting a Service of Prayer with the Songs of Taize on Sunday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. – a reflective way to end the day and begin the week. See Port Nelson’s website for more details.

Upcoming Bible Study – “Gratitude… Giving Thanks in Life’s Ups and Downs” starts Thursday, October 12th, for 8 weeks in Bronte Hall 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Books are available through the church office, cost is $10.00. Each week we will look at a different Bible passage relevant to the topic of gratitude. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Sign up online or in the office.

PHOTOS – We need your Walton activity photos for our new 2023-24 photo directory. We are looking for photos taken inside or outside of the church, of services, programs and activities on any day of the week. We are especially looking for pictures of Walton weddings and baptisms. They need to have been taken over the last 8 years (since the last directory). Photos must be in digital format and landscape orientation, please. They can be emailed to Craig Silva at  Thanks for helping with our new photo directory, a visual record of our vibrant congregation.

2015 Photo Directory @ Walton United Church

📷 Don’t forget to book your photo directory appointment!  You can book your appointment by contacting the church office or by booking with the volunteer in Bronte Hall during coffee hour following Sunday service. Without you, our photo directory will not be complete, so, please make sure to sign up today!
Photos will be taken:
• Monday, October 16th, Tuesday, October 17th, Wednesday, October 18th – 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
• Wednesday, October 25th,  Thursday, October 26th, Friday, October 27th – 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
• Saturday, October 28th – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Bronte Coat DriveAre you cleaning out your closet for spring? Please donate any winter coats to the Bronte Coat Drive! Donations are now being accepted! This has become a cooperative effort between the Church of the Epiphany, St. Dominic’s Church and Walton Memorial primarily; all of us having the betterment of the people of our area as our goal.  So, sew on that button, empty those pockets, sponge out that stain, and please give us your coats that you will not plan to wear next year or ever again!

🧶 Calling all knitters! The Bronte Coat Drive Committeeneedsr knitted scarves for our Annual Coat Distribution Event. If you could knit a scarf 5’ – 6’ long in black, grey or navy, we would be most happy to include it as a giveaway on October 14, 2023. As you may know, many people in our community arere grateful to receive a coat from this event, and they are delighted to also receive a warm scarf (or hat or gloves)!

🙏Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers requests can be sent to

✝️ If you need Rev. Jim for a pastoral emergency, please email him directly at

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