CELEBRATION!!!

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

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

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 18Transition 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

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.

Grocery Cupboard: Please bring pantry donations. This week we are requesting toilet canned vegetables and/or soup.

THANK YOU!!!

BIRTHDAYS

 

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.

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:

                      http://www.fiveoaks.on.ca/RGProgram.htm#/event/1553/five-oaks-go-childrens-day-camp

                      August 20th- 24th:

                      http://www.fiveoaks.on.ca/RGProgram.htm#/event/1556/five-oaks-go-childrens-day-camp

                      There is also one week with Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education, August 7th- 10th:

                      http://fiveoaks.on.ca/RGProgram.htm#/event/1698/growe-wilderness-summer-camp

 

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:

https://gc43.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ff2087d5fde243a770ed893a8&id=b0da86fe49,

or  with Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GC43conversations/.

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 hampresresource@gmail.com.