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

SERMON SERIES FOR THIS YEAR

Throughout this year, Rev. Jane will be using Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking as a resource for her sermons. The book provides a year long resource for spiritual formation and a refreshing look at some of our familiar stories.If you would like to follow along, you can order the book through the Hamilton Resource Center.

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

Phone: 905 522 9900

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Our Worship

Sundays

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

Thur, April 18: 7:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary, Iona Hall 

Sun, April 21: 10:00 am   Coffee - Central Room

                        10:30 am   Sunday Service - Sanctuary

                        11:30 am   Fellowship - Pilgrim Hall

                        12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lenten Bible Study - Pilgrim Hall.

                                                          Please bring a bag lunch with you.

                     1:00 - 4:00 pm    New Hope Community Baptist Church - Iona Hall

Thur, April 25:  7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary, Iona Hall 

                       

          OUTREACH UP AND COMING 


Tues, April 23: 10:00 - 12:00 pm  C.A.T. - Pilgrim Hall

                         10:30 - 5:30 pm Erin Poole Counselling - Central Room

Wed, April 24:   1:00 - 3:00 pm CAWDB - Pilgrim Hall

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

Thurs, April 25: 10:30 - 5:30 pm Erin Poole Counselling - Central Room

Friday, April 26: 2:30 - 10:00 pm Dismas Fellowship - Pilgrim Hall


                   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 the C.A.T. Coordinators are requesting:  canned soup, vegetables, and/or socks. The C.A.T. Coordinators thank you for your donations and your ongoing support of the program.

    THANK YOU!!!

 

BIRTHDAYS

April 11: Heather McCluskey

April 15:   Doug Kaiura

April 15:   Chrys Sweet

April 22:  Jack Feenstra

                 

PASTORAL NOTES

PRAYER AND PRAYER BOX

You are invited to join us for silent prayer in the First Room from 10:00-10:30 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 our prayers are with family and friends of Gail Boland a dear member who passed away last week. Also for Susan Kadwell who is recuperating at home and we hope will be able to rejoin us soon.**

The Regional Council 9, Horseshoe Falls Communities of Faith, Prayer Cycle focus this week is on:  Christ First United Church in Mississauga.

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.

SAVE YOUR POSTAGE STAMPS, PLEASE

          Please save your used postage stamps for me and I will send them to the                Canadian Bible Society.

                                                                      With thanks, Maxine Graham

Friday, April 19:  The choir and soloists of Central Presbyterian Church, with orchestra under Dr. Roger Bergs, will perform The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross by Cesar Franck on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Central Presbyterian Church, corner of Caroline Street South and Charlton Avenue West. Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring performance. Admission is free but a free-will offering is greatly appreciated.

Sat, May 4: Celebration of Life for Myrna Lee Forsyth at ‘VandenBerg House’, 1400 Queen St. E, Toronto, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Donations, in Myrna’s memory, may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Sunday, April 28 3:00 pm: CHORUS Hamilton, St Paul United Church, 29 Park St., Dundas. Final for season "At the Movies Trilogy". Tickets: $25.00

LifeSpeak is a new resource for personal, health and family wellness information that you can access online and confidentially 24 hours a day. Their diverse library includes videos, podcasts, action plans, and “Ask the Experts” sessions on many subjects that are on the top of our minds daily. LifeSpeak is an extension of the existing United Church of Canada Employee & Family Assistance Plan and can be an important tool and resource to provide support in your various roles at home and in the church that you and your family members can access from any computer or mobile device:https://united-church.lifespeak.com (access through the "Group Account"). Client password: Wellness. Please take a look!

LETTER FROM MOHAWK COLLEGE STUDENTS

Hello Jane, George and United Church Staff:

Please find attached photos of the outreach work completed in March for individuals experiencing homelessness and living outdoors. Our packages consisted of coats, blankets, candles, matches, canned food and dry box goods, and clothing. We constructed school bags and duffle bags containing these items, as well as, hygiene items for men and women alike. We also donated 20 ten dollar Tim cards to go with the 20+ keep warm packages so individuals may get a hot drink and have reason to stay inside Tim Hortons.

Thank you and George as part of the CAT program for your generous donations of coats, clothes, canned goods, and hygiene supplies. 

The supplies were distributed at Urban Core since it is a unofficial location for individuals experiencing homelessness, and Salvation Army and other churches gather there on Wednesdays to meet the homeless population and distribute the donations they have. So that is what we did and was highly successful. Your donations are greatly appreciated and were gone quickly. This illustrated such a high need for school bags, duffle bags, and hygiene products. 

Thanks again from a group of SSW Mohawk College students