Trimming of hair and beard (see Before and after photos below)
$337.00 was raised in support of the CAT Program. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED and a special
David Bouteiller!!!! Looking good!!!
Tuesday Mornings: 10 AM – Noon
Community-Around-Table (CAT) is our principle outreach program. Each Tuesday at 10 AM we open our doors and invite anyone to come in for a cup of coffee or tea, some companionship with members of the community, and a good meal free of charge. The real purpose is to give people a place to talk, make friends, and enjoy themselves for a morning. This program has been going strong since the 1980s, begun by members of this church seeking to reach out to the community of downtown Hamilton.
The program is facilitated with help from our volunteers and church members.
Other Outreach Partnerships
Besides being a community centre by renting our hall space, we continue outreach by supporting various local ministries, including gifts to Wesley Urban Ministries and other projects, including most recently support with other United Churches to assist a Syrian refugee family. A benevolent fund is maintained to be distributed at the minister’s discretion. Support is also given to Dismas, an outreach of the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario.
As a church we are called to pray for each other and for our mission in the world. The Prayer Cycle invites prayer each week for particular pastoral charges and their work. It takes approximately four years to rotate once through the cycle. The weekly bulletin announces the specific church we are asked to pray for.
Caring for one another was central to Jesus' teachings: Feed the hungry, satisfy the thirsty, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit those in prison.
We believe we strengthen one another to work, through God's grace, for a better world. To this end, we cooperate with other churches, faith traditions, and people of goodwill to eliminate poverty and protect those who are most vulnerable.
Throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, the United Church works with 143 churches and organizations we call partners by supporting work they see as vital to their well-being. This enables us to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and shelter the homeless far beyond our normal reach.
The United Church of Canada views the religious practice of all people of goodwill with respect and gratitude. We believe the Spirit of God is at work in many different faith communities.
For Christians, Jesus is the way we know God. Our understanding is nonetheless limited by human imagination. God is greater still and works in our world by a mysterious Spirit that knows no distinction at the doorway of a Christian chapel; Buddhist, Hindu, or Sikh temple; Aboriginal sweat lodge, Muslim mosque, or Jewish synagogue.
We work together with other Christian churches whenever possible, and among people of other religions in Canada and throughout the world on matters of justice, peace, and human dignity.
Today, difference is everywhere around us and, we believe, a great cause for celebration.