Sunday Nights at 7:00 p.m. starting July 7 through August 25: We’ll join together in the atrium to sing songs and to hear teachings, stories, and personal reflections from a variety of speakers.
Kids are not only welcome, but will be involved in the service. We'll end around 8:00 p.m. with ice cream. Come for just one night, or come for all eight! P.s. We need ice cream scoopers!
Contact Jesse Hill for more info.
A Place at the Table: the Kingdom of God at Work - July 15-19 & August 12-16. Join us for a variety of inter-generational, missional activities designed to help us have fun, get to know one another better and serve together. Events are designed for kids, teens, young adults, adults and seniors to come together. Come as a family or alone. Participate in everything or only in a few events.
July 15 - Monday Morning - Prayer Walk
July 15 - Monday Evening - Bike Ride
July 16 - Tuesday Morning - Tell your Story
July 17 - Wednesday Morning - Letter Writing
July 17 - Wednesday Evening - Bike Repair
July 17 - Wednesday Evening - Inter-generational Growth Group
July 18 - Thursday Morning - Work Day
July 19 - Friday Morning - Creating a Service Project
July 19 - Friday Evening - Culture in the Kitchen
We plan to hold Baptisms on Sunday, July 28. Please read the Baptism document in order to familiarize yourself with the qualifications of a baptismal candidate. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Lew Worrad. We want to sit down with you and talk about the meaning of baptism and your profession of faith in Jesus, so you should let us know of your interest in baptism at least two weeks before.
We may also offer baptismal classes. Please watch for details. Please contact Pastor Worrad or the church office, if you are interested in being baptized.
We'll join together after the service for a simple lunch of bread and soup on the Sundays that we take communion together (July 7). Our hope is to deepen our understanding of the sacrament of communion by enjoying a meal together after taking the bread and wine, much as the disciples and the early church might have done.
We need volunteers to serve and clean up after the lunch. If you'd like to help, contact James Dean.
You are invited to join churches from around the city, June 23 for an evening of Prayer and Worship. To coincide with Pentecost, we are gathering to pray for our City and to pray “Come Holy Spirit”.
We are meeting at Christ Church Cathedral at 252 James Street North from 7-9pm. To learn more about these gatherings taking place around the world, go to www.thykingdomcome.global.
Take a break and join us for a time of quiet prayer and reflection at Bayfront Park (meet at the flags), June 18, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. As in previous years, prayer guides will be provided....you can sit or walk.....strollers and walkers are welcome!
In case of bad weather, we will postpone until later in the summer.
Ladies: please join us for one more potluck brunch on Saturday, June 15 starting at 9:00 am in the Atrium. Special guest speaker, Heather Boyachek, will be joining us and our topic will be encouragement.
Free childcare is also available. Please RSVP on the form at the Welcome Desk or by emailing or calling Karen - email@example.com or 289-426-2128.
PMC Annual Ministry Meeting will be held in the Atrium on Sunday, June 9, following the worship service. A light lunch will be provided. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this celebration of ministry at Philpott Church.
Click here to get an electronic copy of your AMM booklet or pick up a paper copy on Sunday.
We have a Plan to Protect® children and youth! Plan to Protect® is not about what we HAVE to do to run programs and activities, and it’s NOT about placing a hardship on our volunteers and staff. Plan to Protect® is something we have the privilege of doing. It’s our privilege to create a safe environment for children, and youth. Having a Plan to Protect® is how we demonstrate our commitment to protection, show care to our volunteers and staff, empower healing for victim-survivors, and demonstrate accountability, transparency, and integrity.
There will be a Plan to Protect Refresher Training on Monday, May 27, 7:00-8:15 pm in the West Room. No registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!
A round table discussion hosted by PMC Urban Ministries and the Chaplaincy of Salvation Army Booth Centre will be exploring the issues faced by folks living on the margins and ways in which you can engage and be part of the solution.
When: Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 am to 3:00pm
Where: Philpott church
Lunch will be provided.
See Geoff Beatty for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org 289-775-1648.
Join The Breakfast Club for a new 4-week study on the Resurrection (DVD with N.T. Wright, interspersed with discussion) on Sunday mornings, beginning May 12, in the Vine Building.
Come at 9:15 for coffee and snacks. For information, contact email@example.com.
How do we know God exists? The Digging Into Doctrine class begins a new approx. 8-week session next Sunday, May 5. Our topic: arguments for the existence of God. We meet Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30, in the Red Room downstairs. Please join us. If you've never been, check it out!
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Are you willing to host a meal for our newcomer friends, during the Easter weekend, 19-22 April? Contact Geoff Beatty with the day/time & how many people you could invite. We will match you with our friends who sign up for this great opportunity to share in a Christian holiday.
See Geoff Beatty or firstname.lastname@example.org 289-775-1648.
Victory Garden Planning & Visioning - meet for Lunch, April 14 in the West Room. Since 2013, PMC has had 20 raised vegetable beds on the north side of the parking lot. (The produce goes to the Salvation Army Shelter kitchen) This is a great way to meet new people & reach out to people for Christ's sake.
See Geoff Beatty: email@example.com 289-775-1648.
Ladies, join us on Saturday, April 13, 9 am for a potluck brunch focused on "Serving a Loving God." Three of our Philpott ladies will share their journey. We will have time to discuss & grow together. Free childcare is available. Please RSVP on the sign up sheet at the Welcome Desk or contact Karen 289-426-2128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Homes Hamilton - Want to learn more about welcoming refugee claimants? Join the Open Homes Hamilton team on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm at The Vine to learn more about home-based hospitality through the film The Visitor (2008, PG-13).
We'll enjoy light refreshments together, watch the film, and end with discussion on the themes of hospitality in the film.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/openhomesfilm
McMaster Gospel Choir Concert @ Philpott on Saturday, April 6th, 7:00pm, doors opening at 6:30pm. McMaster Choir is a completely student led group with a strong passion to serve God and our greater community. This night will be filled with prizes, dancing, joy and most importantly, praise and worship, with proceeds going to Empowerment Squared.
You can purchase tickets either on the McMaster Campus (student centre), or through direct email contact at email@example.com or at the concert doors.
Find them on their Facebook page entitled "McMaster Gospel Choir" for updates.
Join us for our ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER EVENT, March 6, from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. Bring your families and invite friends to visit our prayer stations throughout the day. We will be focusing on Jesus in the Wilderness with scripture, prayer, music, art, and resources to take you through Lent.
WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT?
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 Days of preparation leading up to Easter. The example of Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days is a common theme during Lent. In biblical times, people covered their heads with ashes or wore sackcloth (like burlap) as a sign of repentance - of being sorry for things they had done wrong. Traditionally, on Ash Wednesday, Christians have marked a cross with ashes on their foreheads. This is practiced in many churches today. it is a sign of wanting to turn away from sin. It is also a sign that life will end, and that our lives are in God's hands.
HISTORY OF ASH WEDNESDAY
In the 1st 3 centuries of Christian experience, preparation for Easter varied from 1 - 2 days to at most a week. The 1st reference to "Lent as 40 Days of Preparation" was at the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325. By the end of the 4th century, 40 Days of Lent was established in the Roman Catholic church. Now, many Protestant churches also observe Lent, and other dates in the Christian calendar to help Christians intentionally reflect on the life of Jesus and to respond in needed ways to His love and sacrifice.
For more information, contact Jesse Hill (worship arts pastor), Jan Mutter (family life pastor), or Val Harvey (contemplative prayer).
On February 3, The Breakfast Club begins a 6-week study of the apostle, Paul, following his journeys, travelling to early church sites and exploring his conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, to name a few. Adam Hamilton’s DVD The Call will guide us. Join us in the Vine building, 9:15 am before the service.
This will be followed by a Lent study with Tim Keller.
Join us Sunday at 9:15 in the Vine building.
Please mark your calendars for our February 2 "Open my Eyes, Lord" event that will start with potluck brunch at 9:00 am and then include a morning of music, scripture, storytelling, reflection and prayer until 11:00 am.
The brunch is potluck. Please RSVP by emailing or calling Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 289-426-2128).
One-2-One English Conversation Partners (bringing Newcomers & the Philpott Community together). You don’t have to be a teacher to get involved in this great opportunity to learn about the cultures of Newcomers: International students, Refugees and Immigrants who are making Hamilton their new home.
1) Join us as a conversation Volunteer: Mondays from 6:30-8pm in the Atrium and/or
2) Submit your name as a conversation partner who is ready to meet regularly during the week with one of our Newcomer friends.
Our First session for 2019 begins on Monday, Jan 14th. check us out - no obligations.
The AKB committee and Board of Elders are hosting 3 town hall meetings to interact with the congregation on the rebuilding of our church facilities; please plan to attend one of these:
on Friday, January 11, 7:00 p.m.;
or Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.;
or Sunday, January 13, after the morning service.
Congregational Prayer Meeting Wednesday, December 9th @7:00 pm in the Atrium.
Join us for an evening of prayer as we begin this new season at Philpott. Pray for our staff, our church family and our community as we seek God's direction and leading in the coming months.