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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

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
    • Check out WrapAround's latest newsletter here: WrapAround Fall Newsletter

    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.