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Office open Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm

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Our Worship

Sundays

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

December 10 - 16, 2017

Sun, Dec 10:   10:00 am - 10:30 am      Silent Prayer – First Room

                        10:30 am - 11:30 am      Worship Service – Sanctuary***

            ***White Gift Sunday - After service Carol Sing Christmas Luncheon***                                   

                         1:00 pm –   2:30 pm       New Hope Community Baptist Church –                                                                    Iona Hall

Mon, Dec 11:   10:00 am - 1:30 pm       H.O.M.E.S. - Pilgrim Hall

Tues, Dec 12:   10:00 am -12:00 pm   C.A.T. (Community Around the Table) -Pilgrim Hall

Thurs, Dec 14:   7:30 pm     Choir Rehearsal      - Sanctuary/Iona Hall       

FIRST PILGRIM UP AND COMING

Sun, Dec 17:   10:30 am    Lessons and Carols Service

Wed, Dec 20:  Blue Christmas, 7:00 pm, Rev. McKinnon and Chris Hunt

Sun, Dec 24:   Christmas Eve - As well as the regular Sunday morning service, there will be an evening service with Fellowship at 6:30 pm and the Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 pm

Mon, Dec 25:   Christmas Day - Church office closed

Tues, Dec 26:   Boxing Day - Church office closed

Sun, Dec 31:    10:30 am New Year's Eve Service will be in Pilgrim Hall with Doug Kaiura presiding

Mon, Jan 01:    New Year’s Day - Church office closed

OUTREACH UP AND COMING


Wed, Dec 13:       CAWDB Christmas Lunch, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

                             EP Counselling, 3:00 pm - 6: 00 pm, in Central Room

                             Circle of Friends,7:00 pm - 9:00 pm,in Pilgrim Hall

Thurs, Dec 14:     Ontario Works Christmas Party, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

Fri, Dec 15:          Mood Menders, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

BROADER COMMUNITY NEWS

Until Dec 10:     Once again, Shirley Wilkinson will be collecting knitted hats, gloves,mitts and scarves to be given out at registration for Wesley Urban Ministries Christmas & Holiday Store. On White Gift Sunday, Shirley will also be collecting non-perishable food and new, unwrapped gifts ($25 value) for adults and teenagers. Shirley thanks you in advance for your kind support.

Sat, Dec 16:       Handel’s Messiah, a glorious Hamilton tradition, with the Bach Elgar Choir and guest conductor Howard Dyck, 7:30 pm at Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. Tickets: Adults $35, Seniors (60+) $30, Students (with ID) $15. Buy tickets online at www.bachelgar.com or 905-527-5995. Tickets are also available at the door (cash/cheque).

Sun, Dec 17:        Join members of the Bach Elgar Choir and conductor Alexander Cann in an informal sing-along experience to celebrate Handel’s magnificent Messiah together! 3:00 pm at Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. Tickets: Adults and Seniors (60+) $20, Students (with ID) $10. Buy tickets online at www.bachelgar.com or call 905-527-5995. Tickets are also available at the door (cash/cheque).

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Sun, Dec 10:         Irma and Tony Langevin will be celebrating their 62nd wedding                                anniversary

OUTREACH NOTES

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.

The number of people served, or in attendance, for this past week (Dec 5th) was 42.

Numbers served by the other outreach programs this past week include Good Shepherd H.O.M.E.S.(4), and Transition to Homes (11).

Grocery Cupboard: Please bring pantry donations. This week we are kindly requesting canned meats or canned pastas. THANK YOU!!!

PASTORAL NOTES

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 your prayers for the White House. **

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.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Myrtle Blair                              Dec 4

Richard Scalatta (Cat Client)    Dec 7

Paul Weigel                               Dec 13

Alice White                                Dec 14

Mae Ernst                                  Dec 22