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, Nov. 11: 10:00 -10:30 am Silent Prayer - First Room
10:30 am Sunday Service- Sanctuary
11:30 am Fellowship - Pilgrim Hall
1:00 - 2:30 pm New Hope Community Baptist Church - Iona Hall
Mon, Nov 12: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm H.O.M.E.S - Pilgrim Hall
Tues, Nov. 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm C.A.T.(Community Around Table)-Pilgrim Hall
Thurs, Nov. 15: 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary/Iona Hall
OUTREACH UP AND COMING
Mon, Nov 12: Erin Poole Counselling, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Central Room
Wed, Nov 14: CAWDB, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall
Erin Poole Counselling, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Central Room
Circle of Friends, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall
Fri, Nov 16: Erin Poole Counselling, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, in Central Room
Wesley Urban Ministries - Christmas Store
Once again, Shirley Wilkinson is collecting knitted hats, mitts, gloves and scarves to be given out at registration for Wesley's Christmas Store. On Sun, Dec 2nd, White Gift Sunday, Shirley is asking for non-perishable food and new, unwrapped gifts with a $25.00 value for adults and teenagers. Shirley thanks you for your kind support.
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 the C.A.T. Coordinators are requesting: jams, canned fruits, or macaroni and cheese. The C.A.T. Coordinators thank you for your donations and your ongoing support of the program.
There is also a new neighbourhood community food cupboard starting up that is in need of shelving units, if you have any to spare: any size, any material.
As fall has arrived, we need any old/used (but working) umbrellas that you can spare.
Any gently used bedding and clothing you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated.
Friday, November 2: Marty Donaldson
Saturday, November 3: Mary Jo McLaren
Thurs, Nov 15: John Hertel
Sat, Nov 17: Barbara Lahie
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.
This week, we ask that you please extend prayers for Gail Boland and Frank Bartosik.
The Hamilton Conference Prayer Cycle Information Faith Community Focus this week is on East Plains United Church of Burlington in Halton Presbytery.
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
Hamilton Presbytery Resource Centre is open: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Emmanuel United Church.
Monday, Nov 12 - Wednesday Nov 14: Five Oaks invites you to Come Engage with Mary Jo Leddy. Mary Jo will share reflections from her new book, "Why are We Here? A Meditation on Canada". She will join in conversation on the subject with First Nations Elder, Renee Thomas-Hill and Muslim leader Dr. Shabir Ally. For more details go to www.fiveoaks.on.ca. The program begins on Monday November 12 at 4:30 pm with introductions and supper and ends with lunch on Wednesday November 14. Rates: commuter $225, shared room $325, private room $385.
Thurs, Nov 15: Celebration Open House at our recently opened Parkdale Landing site in Hamilton (205 Melvin Ave). Indwell is throwing open the doors to welcome everyone to celebrate the opening of their completely retrofitted building! All are invited to tour through the affordable housing apartments, upcoming neighbourhood food centre, and best of all - meet tenants and staff. Drop in anytime on Thurs, Nov 15th between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. Check out our Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106971352688283/
Fri, Nov 16: A “Come-and-Go Tea” celebrating Hamilton Conference from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Hamilton Conference Office, 1552 Highway 6 N. As the United Church transitions into a new structure, as new relationships are formed and new way of being church begins to emerge, please join us for a time of celebration and recognition of the ministry that has been Hamilton Conference.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm each day: On the Way to Bethlehem, an outdoor living Christmas pageant, a 30-45 minute guided journey during which visitors will witness King Herod's court, interact with Roman soldiers, shepherds, magi, innkeepers and fellow travelers to reveal the Christmas story. Choir music, refreshments and wagon ride included. 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton. The pageant is a cooperative project of Milton area Christian churches working together. Admission: $5 for 13 and older; $2 for 6-12; free for children 5 and under. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-878-0839.
Sat, Dec 8: Hamilton Presbyterial U.C.W. Joy Day, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm, 555 Bay Street N., Waterfront Centre. Guest speaker: The Reverend Susan Beaver. $25 registration to be paid by November 23rd. Make cheques payable to Hamilton Presbyterial UCW (one per church) and mail to Mrs. Jean Lethbridge, 125 Kingslea Drive, Hamilton, ON L8T 4A7 with registration form.
We need your help to sing the church into our centennial year. "Sing 2025" is a working group dreaming about ways to celebrate and strengthen the church's rich musical tradition. Please watch this video introduction and fill out this brief survey (it should only take 5 to 10 minutes) to help us develop a proposal for a new hymn resource for a new century of song.