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Melrose Prayer Shawl and Outreach Ministry

We meet on the last Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Please plan to join us for a continental breakfast and a morning of conversation and fellowship while working on prayer shawls.  Patterns, needles and yarn are provided.  Also, if knitting and crocheting instruction is desired, we would be glad to assist you.

Melrose Social Justice and Action Committee

Currently we are looking for donations to support a local charity: Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc. If you would like to support this cause you can send a cheque to Melrose United Church and our office staff will let you know we have received a donation and issue a tax receipt for all amounts over $10. For more info on Essential Aid, or to donate directly check out: Plan to join us for a special Social Justice coffee hour on March 11th after church. All funds raised will go directly to Essential Aid.


We actively support the following local, national and international organizations:

 Wesley Urban Ministries:

  • Members of our congregation participate in and raise money for Wesley's annual Case for Kids Walk-a-thon. In 2014, Melrose raised over $1,000 to continue their commitment to improving children's lives in Hamilton
  • Melrose members prepare and serve a healthy and delicious supper to over 200 needful and hungry people at Wesley's Day Centre once a year
  • Donations and volunteer hours are contributed to Wesley's No-Charge Christmas Store, which allows those who qualify to shop for their own food and gifts

Helping Hands Street Mission:

  • Members make regular donations of clothing and household goods

WrapAround Hamilton:

  • WrapAround Hamilton assists those in need through a team approach. Melrose provides meeting space to WrapAround Hamilton as well as helps coordinate donations of clothing and household goods for families in need

United Church Mission and Service Fund:

  • Melrose contributes to the United Church's Mission and Service Fund from the regular donations from our members, as well as targeted appeals, to assist with international issues of Christian social concern

Leprosy Mission of Canada:

  • Members of our congregation collect used stamps to donate to the Leprosy Mission. The stamps are then sold to stamp processors and purchasers to support treatment for leprosy

Canadian Foodgrains Bank:

  • Melrose supports this organization's efforts to improve global food security and food assistance in areas around the world at risk of hunger and starvation through lunches and special events


Outside Groups at Melrose

Weekly groups:




Occasional, Weekly, and Long-Term Space Use

Use of facilities can be arranged through the office at (905) 522-1323.