Rev. Dr. Orville James


Sunday, August 22

On Sunday, August 22 the Board of Trustees welcome the Rev. Dr. Orville James as the guest speaker for our Pilgrimage Service.

Rev. Dr. James was born in Ottawa, and grew up in a family steeped in Methodism and the Holiness movement. The son of a pastor, and nephew of Wesleyan and Free Methodist pastors.  From his educated at Queen’s and Princeton, he has shared his message with congregants of the United Church of Canada in New Brunswick and Southern Ontario. He has served with the Methodist Church of Maine and has also done two exchanges with the British Methodist Church in England and Wales.

Rev. Dr. James, now considers himself a “free-agent for Jesus” and enjoys his role of supporting the next generation of ministers. His ‘play’ time is shared with six grandchildren, spread from Vancouver to London, U.K.

He is hopeful that the church will continue to find ways to reach the spiritual needs of all Canadians hungry for the love of God.

This year the service will be similar to a traditional ‘Camp Meeting’, as it will be held outside, so that large numbers can be accommodated.  The congregation is asked to bring their own chairs or blankets to rest upon during the service.

The church will be open for viewing. Come in and experience the hard pews and the soft breeze from the Bay.

There will be books, prints and various other souvenirs for sale inside as well. Payment by cash or cheque.

A collection will be taken during the service to support the church. Envelopes will be provided so that tax receipts can be issued. Donations can also be made at or by mail to Harvey Nikkel, 1400 Benn’s Point Road, Napanee K7R 3K7.