Come see actor Bruce Kuhn performing the Gospel of Luke at PMC! A very special event hosted by IMAGO arts and the Canadian Bible Society Cost is $10 at the door.
Bruce Kuhn regularly tours his solo performances of The Gospel of Luke, Acts, Tales of Tolstoy and Cotton Patch Gospel to universities and churches across North America and Europe. Bruce has performed for many Christian conferences over the years, including the IFES World Assembly (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) in the Netherlands, evangelism conferences in Germany with Michael Green, the Keswick Convention in England, Vision New England in Boston, Festival '99 with Franklin Graham in Scotland, and before 20,000 students at the Urbana Missions Conferences ('93, '96 & '00) in Illinois. He has taught storytelling courses in nine countries and for two seminaries: Regent College in Canada and Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) in England. He was also on staff for three years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as an Evangelism Specialist. He appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables as Montparnasse (and understudied Javert and Thenardier) until he joined the National Tour of Chess. He also did the National Tour of Cotton Patch Gospel, the Harry Chapin musical. Three seasons at Actor's Theatre of Louisville saw him in roles as diverse as D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Carl the homeless psychotic in Holy Ghosts, and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bruce received his classical actor training and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle, and later trained under Uta Hagen in New York City. www.brucekuhn.com
We plan to hold Baptisms on December 30th. 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 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.
Congregational Prayer Meeting Wednesday, October 10th @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.
Plan to Protect Orientation Training on Sunday, September 30 following the service, from 12:30-2:30, in the West Room. If you have been considering working with our children or youth, this is a first step.
Please register with Vicki Snider (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lunch will be provided.
Ladies: Please join us from 9:30 - 11:00 am on Saturday, September 29 for a potluck brunch in the Atrium. Child care is available. We will be talking about forgiveness and hope, as well as spending time in prayer for our church.
The brunch is potluck and an RSVP is appreciated via the sign up sheet on the Welcome Desk or by emailing or calling Karen (email@example.com or 289-426-2128).
Culture in the Kitchen
Join us for an evening of fun and learning about Syria as we cook dishes together with our Syrian friends as the head chefs followed by a program which highlights various aspects of Syrian culture. This will be the first time the Sadah family, who our church sponspored to join their family in Burlington, will officially meet the larger congregation at PMC.
When: Sunday, Sept 23 dinner at 6:00 p.m. come at 4:00 p.m. if you want to help in the kitchen.
Where: in the Atrium
Cost: $8 per adult and $4 for children YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET!!
Who is invited: There are 3 Syrian families planning the meal and program and because this is a time for Philpott folk to meet them, we would like to limit our guest list to you the congregants. If space permits, we may be able to extend the invitation to Syrians with whom you have a relationship or would like to develop further.
TICKETS are available in the Atrium to be sold by members of the Refugee Planning team. Contact : Val/Dave Harvey, Patty/Jon Hines, Lynn/Tim Rosenberger, Natanya/Jesse Hill, Yolanda/Doug Williamson, Geoff Beatty
One-2-One English Conversation Partners resumes on Monday, September 17, 2018.
You don’t have to be a teacher to get involved in this great opportunity to meet an international
1. Join us as a conversation Volunteer: Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Atrium
2. Submit your name as a conversation partner who is ready to meet regularly during the week with one of our Newcomer friends.
For more information, see or email Geoff Beatty: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you new to Canada, the English language, or to discovering the Christian faith? Then FRESH START might be right for you! We study the Bible, in simplified English, on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Vine. (Join us first for coffee with the Breakfast Club at 9:15 a.m.)
This semester we will study the Gospel of Mark. Questions? Cynthia and Hosea Leung; Jon and Patty Hines.
Digging Into Doctrine is an adult Sunday school class focused on the study of Christian theology, with a dash of apologetics and philosophy. In our survey of Biblical doctrine, our theme for 2018-19 is the doctrine of God. We invite you to an in-depth study of God's attributes, such as God's being eternal and all-knowing. Questions, doubts, and discussion are welcome. Please join us!
Contact: Phil Shadd for more information email@example.com
This fall we have a NEW Growth Group at Philpott which will be participating in the Communal Reading of Scripture. Over the course of 52 weeks we will be reading through the entire Bible.
“The Communal Reading of Scripture will help the church relearn how to feast on the Word communally, to be fed and nourished by the God who speaks to his children through the Word.”
Bill Hwang, Fuller Seminary
Format: 12:00 – 12:15 Music and gathering
12:15 – 12:45 Scripture Reading
12:45 – 1:00 pm Response and Blessing to go out
Contact Jan Mutter for more details 905-523-7000 ext. 818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention All Golfers - the Annual Philpott Open is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 am. at Brant Valley Golf course. Get your foursome lined up for a great day.
Price is $60.00/golfer. This includes: Buffet Breakfast, A round of golf with a cart. Hope to see you there.
- Larry MacDonald for the Men's Committee.
Please join us for a book discussion on "Thirsting for God: Spiritual Nourishment for the Sacred Journey" by Gary Thomas, on Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm at Val & David Harvey's house.
Parents and Pre-schoolers (newborn to 5 Years) are invited to enjoy Music and Movement for Families with Lia Dean.
Maxium 15 kids per class. Cost is $2 per session.
August 7 & 9 and August 14 & 16
Choose one time slot each day:
Session A 9:30 – 10:15 am
Session B 10:45-11:30 am
Supervised board games provided for older kids during sessions.
Philpott Memorial Church (office)
84 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1R6
Click here for registration form.
“MORE Spiritual Disciplines for Kids”
Tuesday, July 17, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19
Drop your children off at Summer Bible Club and then stay for coffee and muffins while we chat about teaching spiritual disciplines to kids. Come for 1 day or all 3! Practical ideas and take-home resources will be provided.
Pre-schoolers are welcome to come and play while we chat.
NOTE: Summer Bible Club runs Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, 2018.
Summer Bible Club is back at Philpott Church this summer!
Kids today need to know that Someone will always love them and be for them, no matter what! That someone is God Himself when we belong to His family - and is the theme of Summer Bible Club 2018!
What better character to illustrate these truths than Joseph! As each circumstance of his life unfolds in the Bible, we see Joseph never losing faith in God and God being “there” for him every step of the way! Each part of the program…music, crafts, Bible verses, games… will help to reinforce these truths so that each child will understand how they can know that “God is for them!”
Philpott Memorial Church is partnering with BCM International for this club.
All kids from SK – Gr 6 are welcome. Register NOW by printing and completing this form. Return it to the church office. – Click here
Join us Sunday, June 24th, for a celebration of Lane's nineteen years of ministry at PMC! Lane is retiring as senior pastor at Philpott Church after nineteen years of service. We want to celebrate and thank him for all he has done for us. We also want to encourage him and send him out as he continues to minister in Hamilton by mentoring pastors and drawing churches together for the Shalom of the city.
As part of the worship service, we'll hear from several different voices about how we have learned from Lane over the years. We hope you'll join us for this very special day.
Then, stay after the worship service to enjoy barbecue and ice cream.
Helpers needed for set-up and tear down; email Jesse Hill for more info: email@example.com
Footprints…- Sunday, June 17th, 12:15 - 1:45 pm, in the Upper Room, brown bag lunch & sharing of Faith Stories. Why not join us at “Footprints”. We will eat together (bring your own food, & a little extra) right after the service and then hear a story of how God has walked with his faithful in difficult times. · Topic: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder--Challenges for Family & Society.
PMC Annual Ministry Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 10, 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.
Some paper copies of AMM reports are available to the congregation in the front foyer on Sunday, June 3. You can also obtain an electronic copy of AMM Report by clicking on this link.
We'll join together after the service for a simple lunch of bread and soup on the Sundays that we take communion together (June 3). 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 Youth Pastor Michael Bowyer.
Wow! Just five bucks? The Philpott Men's Fellowship Breakfast will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday, May 26. A $5 ticket includes an inspirational speaker and a traditional breakfast for you and your guest!
Get your ticket in the Atrium before or after Sunday Services. Or, call Jim Cran at 905-385-8276.
Think Beyond Love Pink - Women's Health Symposium on Saturday, May 12th from 9 am - 1 pm in the Philpott Atrium.
Enjoy a day of zumba, food & education with the most special woman in your life! Join us to learn about: healthy lifestyles — exercise, eating, breast health, heart disease & more! We'll also have a fun zumba session so wear comfortable clothing & shoes! Hosted by Dr. Juliet Daniel (McMaster University) & The Olive Branch of Hope. This is a FREE EVENT & lunch will be provided.
For more information & to register, please contact Juliet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 7:00 – 9:30 pm and
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 – 11:30 am
For: Adults, youth and kids
[Children must be able to read well]
Cost: $10/person (cash or cheque to PMC)
Register: by April 15th at the church office.
What is “Old Testament Live?”
Lunch and Learn, April 22nd: Joanna Lima (serving in Leadership Development for Pioneers, based in Thailand), will present over lunch after the service next Sunday. All are invited. Joanna brings an international perspective on current world mission and partnership with the global church in reaching the least reached with the Gospel message.