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

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Our Worship


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.


Sun, Sept 23:  10:00 -10:30 am   Silent Prayer - First Room

                        10:30 am                Worship Service - Sanctuary

                        11:30 am                Fellowship - Pilgrim Hall

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

 Mon, Sept 24: 10:00 - 1:30 pm     H.O.M.E.S. - Pilgrim Hall                                         

 Tues, Sept 25: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  C.A.T.(Community Around Table)-Pilgrim Hall

 Thurs, Sept 27:  7:30 pm               Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary/Iona Hall

Sun, Sept 30:  Pet Blessing Service;Meeting of the Church Council following worship service.

The Ruth Godard Bale Unit, U.C.W., will meet at the home of Shirley Pawson on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Shirley will lead the worship and program. All ladies are welcome. See Shirley Pawson for directions. 

Sun, Oct 7:      Thanksgiving and Communion Sunday

                          OUTREACH UP AND COMING

Mon, Sept 24:       Good Shepherd H.O.M.E.S. 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

                             Erin Poole Counselling, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Central Room

Tues, Sept 25:     Mood Menders, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

Wed, Sept 26:      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, Sept 28:         Dismas Fellowship, 3:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall

Sat, Sept 29:        New Hope, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Pilgrim Hall


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 kindly requesting peanut butter and/or canned meats.

As fall has arrived, we need any old/used (but working) umbrellas that you can spare.

Any gently used bedding you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated.



Sat. Sept. 1:  Flora Shea

Sat, Sept 22:  Irma Langevin

Tues, Sept 25:  Ian Sutherland



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.

The Hamilton Conference Prayer Cycle Information Faith Community Focus this week is on Arthur United Church in Bruce 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.


Now that we're back from summer holidays, your Hamilton Presbytery Resource Centre is open again: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Emmanuel United Church.

Sun, Sept 30:     The Moonlighters Rock 'n' Roll Band performs a musical tribute to the rock’n’roll artists from the 50’s and 60’s: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Beatles and more. Go back in time to first dates, high school dances, penny loafers and cool cars. West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Road W, Burlington at 2:00 pm in the Theatre Room (accessible). Tickets are $20 (reserved seating). And are limited. Doors open at 1:30 pm. For tickets, contact 905-529-4871 or info@westplains.ca

Oct 12 & 13      Hamilton Conference United Church Women Annual Fall Retreat,  Five Oaks. Theme: “Walking a New Path with our Lord”. Cost $115. Contact your UCW for registration or online www.hamconf.org

Oct 19 &  20    The Political Jesus” Announcing Jesus Seminar on the Road, a Westar Seminar in Canada at Westdale United Church, 99 North Oval.

Friday: coffee and Presentation 1: Jesus, Empire and Us.

Saturday: coffee and Presentation 2: Jesus and the Art of Resistance, Presentation 3: Christ Communities and Resistance, lunch on your own, Presentation 4: Christian Resistance Today, question and answer Period.

Two day cost: $60; Friday night only: $20; Saturday only: $45. Online registration at www.questcentre.ca or send cheques payable to Westdale United Church Board of Trustees, to registrar Laurie White c/o St Andrews United Church 479 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton L9C 5E2.

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.

Sat, Dec 8:        Hamilton Presbyterial U.C.W. Joy Day, 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.

         Sing 2025

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.