Rev. Bill MacKinnon celebrating retirement and Rev. Jane Wylie celebrating 25 years in ministry!
Luncheon at the Hamilton Conference AGM
Join us on Sundays at 10:30am
Office open Monday to Wednesday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: 905 522 9900
9:00 - 9:30 Bible Study, First Room
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee, Central Room
10:30 - 11:30 Worship, Sanctuary
11:30 - 12:30 Fellowship, Pilgrim Hall
Our Inclusive Policy
Jesus welcomed everyone, whether they were poor, rich, or just getting by; ill or healthy; self-made or educated; popular or a loner; secure or full of doubts.
First-Pilgrim United Church welcomes everyone the way Jesus did, regardless of age, race, class, gender, orientation, or physical ability.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, July 15: 10:00 am -10:30 am Silent Prayer - First Room 10:30 am Worship Service - Sanctuary
11:30 am Fellowship - Pilgrim Hall
1:00 pm -2:30 pm New Hope Community Baptist Church - Iona Hall
Mon, July 16: 10:00 am -1:30 pm H.O.M.E.S. - Pilgrim Hall
Tues, July 17: 10:00 am -12:00 pm C.A.T.(Community Around Table) - Pilgrim Hall
OUTREACH UP AND COMING
Mon, July 16: EP Counselling, 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Central Room
Tues, July 17: CAWDB Steering Committee, 1:00 - 2:30 pm in Pilgrim Hall
Wed, July 18: Transition to Homes, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in Pilgrim Hall
EP Counselling, 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Central Room
Circle of Friends, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall
Fri, July 20: EP Counselling, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, in Central Room
PASTORAL SUPPLY LIST
Rev. Jane is taking a 3 month sabbatical starting in May. This is an opportunity to reflect and study. We wish her all the best. Rev. Jane will return the second Sunday in September. During Rev Jane's sabbatical, emergency pastoral care will be covered by the Rev. Bill MacKinnon. He can be reached at 905-577-0457 (h).
Sun. May 6, 2018 – Rev. Bill MacKinnon
Sun. May 13, 2018 – Rev. Deb Kigar
Sun. May 20, 2018 – Rev. Paul Fayter
Sun. May 27, 2018 – Rev. Marilyn Dion
Sun. June 3, 2018 – Rev. Bill MacKinnon
Sun. June 10, 2018 – Rev. Marilyn Dion
Sun. June 17, 2018 – Rev. Deb Kigar
Sun. June 24, 2018 – Paul Fayter
Sun. July 1, 2018 – Doug Kaiura
Sun. July 8, 2018 – Rev. Bill MacKinnon
Sun. July 15, 2018 – TBA
Sun. July 22, 2018 – Rev. Marilyn Dion
Sun. July 29, 2018 – Rev. Marilyn Dion
Sun. Aug.5, 2018 – Nelson J. Grigg
Sun. Aug. 13, 2018 – Nelson J. Grigg
Sun. Aug. 19, 2018 – Nelson J. Grigg
Sun. Aug. 26, 2018 – Rev. Bill MacKinnon
Sun. Sept. 2, 2018 – Doug Kaiura
C.A.T.(Community Around the Table)
This is our principal Outreach project, where every Tuesday, we provide a place for those who are homeless or marginalized, to gather for food, conversation and community.
Grocery Cupboard: Please bring pantry donations. This week we are requesting toilet canned vegetables and/or soup.
PRAYER AND PRAYER BOX
You are invited to join us for silent prayer in the First Room from 10-10:30 am. For confidential prayers that you would like the pastors to pray for during the service, please write them out and put them into the envelopes provided and leave them in the church office (or put them under the door if the office is closed). No names will be mentioned.
May you be wrapped up in God’s love, found deep in His everlasting wings, carried and kept safe and cherished. May the healing power of Christ breathe cross your being now.
BROADER COMMUNITY NEWS
Day Camps: This summer, Five Oaks Centre is hosting 3 day camps for children going into grade 2 to finishing grade 7.Programs run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information about the camps and to register, please follow the links below. There are two weeks of day camp organized with the GO Project.
July 9th- 13th:
August 20th- 24th:
There is also one week with Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education, August 7th- 10th:
Sat, Jul 21 to July 29 GC43 & Festival of Faith Updates: The 43’rd General Council is just around the corner! Sign up for updates using this link:
or with Facebook:
The Festival of Faith kicks off General Council on July 21 and 22. Want to join in on the conversations - use Social media hashtags: #GC43 #GCFaithFest. Find out "Six Reasons to Come to the Festival of Faith" https://generalcouncil43.ca/news/six-reasons-come-festival-faith
and watch our video about other things to look forward to at this special event: https://www.facebook.com/GC43FestivalofFaith/videos/428159967656593/
Fri, Jul 27 to July 29 The Skylight Festival, an amazing weekend of music, conversation, worship and the arts: poets to musicians, authors, and spiritual leaders connecting with the Holy in new ways, and transforming what it means to be a worshipping community under our theme: “Courage To…” In these times when hate and division seem so strong, we’ll reflect on the courage we need to live our lives fully and see the Divine in each person.There are registration rates for seniors, youth, young adults and groups, as well as single day passes. Camping is included in the registration and lodging is also available through Five Oaks. More info at www.skylightfestival.ca
Mon, August 6: One Burlington Festival will celebrate diversity in our community from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm in Central Park, 2299 New Street. The festival’s theme is “Greening Our Planet” which reflects different faiths’ ecological principles. Ethnic foods, entertainment groups from different cultures, children’s games and information booths will be included. For more information contact:OneBurlingtonFestival@gmail.com
Thurs, September 20: The Resource Centre is hosting a new Book Study of Diane Butler Bass's book "Grateful" led by Judith Johnson. This 5-part study begins Thursday, September 20that 10:00 am at Emmanuel United Church.“ Grateful: the transformative power of giving thanks” can be ordered from the Resource Centre 905-318-5289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.