Fellowship Breakfasts

Updated 23 January 2024

An informal gathering of people from the congregation meet generally on the fourth Sunday of each month, at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship followed by an informative program. Some of the speakers are members of our congregation, meeting the dual objectives of interesting programs and getting to know fellow members. As of Oct’23, we have withdrawn the hybrid mode; most now join us live. Occasionally, a speaker with present via ZOOM.  

All those associated with our congregation and their guests are invited to attend; no reservation is necessary. However, as we need a hint of the amount of food to prepare, we request that, if you intend to join us, send an email to craig . pettis  @ gmail .com (copy/paste and remove spaces) and tell us how many. We guarantee a friendly welcome, a good breakfast  and a good time.

Cost is $5; kids under 12 are free.

Our Program: 2023 – 24
Sep 24     Paul Van Nest – Fraud Awareness: a Rotary-sponsored program 

Oct 22     Janet McDonald – Our Bells.

Nov 26    Violet Tang, Arts & Culture Services, City Hall. Cultural events throughout the year.

Jan 21     Alexandra Manthorpe: Lawyer – Heads up on wills and estate planning.                 

Feb 18     Master Gardiners: Diane Huddle & Doris Power– Planning your Spring Garden.

Mar 24     Dr. Jennifer McKendry: Kingston Triumphant: the 1840’s – Our Architectural Story. 

Apr 28     MAID: update on the panel discussion we had several years ago.

May 26    ECORC: Regional Council information: Marg Merkley, Marilyn Roger, Joyce Payne


2024 – Estate Planning in Ontario

Alexandra Manthorpe is a lawyer with Cunningham Swan in Kingston. Alexandra is also a member of our congregation and gave a presentation entitled Estate Planning in Ontario - Ten Important Considerations. This talk was given to the Fellowship Breakfast attendees in January 2024. Here is the YouTube link to this ...

2023-05-28 Fellowship Breakfast Presentation

Marlene and Brian McCracken present an overview and slideshow of their recent visit to London England the week before and including the Coronation day of King Charles III. View video of Fellowship Breakfast Presentation ...
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2022-04-24 Fellowship Breakfast Presentation

Dr. Aba Mortley discussing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)View Fellowship Breakfast Presentation ...

2022-03-27 Fellowship Breakfast

Becoming an Affirming Ministry. Speaker: The Very Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson, former Moderator View Fellowship Breakfast Presentation ...
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2022-01-23 Fellowship Breakfast

Collaboration Discussion breakfast meeting. View Fellowship Breakfast Presentation ...

2021-04-25 Fellowship Bkft : OASIS

OASIS Program for Seniors – Bowling Green Apartments Our speaker, Kingston's first female mayor Helen Cooper, will inform us of a unique program for Seniors. A major complaint of the residents in rental apartments or condos is loneliness, despite the proximity of other tenants. Attention to the needs of older ...

2021-03-21 Fellowship Bkft – Chaplin Tyler Powell

Online, beginning at 8:30 a.m.: Rev. Tyler Powell, a few years ago, left congregational ministry to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces as a military chaplain for the United Church of Canada. He completed his training in Edmonton and then served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), one ...

2021-02-28 Fellowship Bkft Rev. Halliday

Virtual Fellowship Breakfast 28th February 2021 @ 8:30 a.m. We welcome the Rev. Adele Halliday, United Church of Canada's Minister of Diversity, Anti-Racism and Justice. Rev. Adele's presentation will focus on what it means to become an anti-racist denomination. The United Church of Canada recently made a commitment to becoming ...