12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday Prayer Event

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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.


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.


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).

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10:30 AM10:30



We plan to hold Baptisms on Easter Sunday, April 21st.  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. 


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9:15 PM21:15

The Breakfast Club

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.

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9:00 AM09:00

"Open my Eyes, Lord" - Ladies Potluck Brunch

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Photo by Rachel Park on Unsplash

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 ( or 289-426-2128).

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6:30 PM18:30

One-2-One English Conversation Partners


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.

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to Jan 13

A Kingdom Build


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.

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9:30 AM09:30


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MOPs and MOPs NEXT - Wednesday, January 9th, 9:30 to 11:15 am.  Childcare provided for pre-schoolers.   Moms of all stages are welcome!

  • January 9th - “Being Yourself”

  • January 23rd - “Raising Boys” and Accessory Exchange.

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6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Without Borders

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Photo by Kiyun Lee on Unsplash

Christmas Without Borders, on Sunday, Dec 16 at 6:00 pm, in the PMC Atrium.

If you would like to be a guest (you are a newcomer to Canada or would like to mingle with our Newcomer friends) please come to the atrium and sign up with Geoff.

We are also looking for helpers: in the kitchen and with cleanup after dinner. Space is limited: You must sign up, in order to get a seat.

Contact Geoff Beatty or Val Harvey to get your name on the list:  or



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1:30 PM13:30

Sister Care Christmas Stocking


Sister Care Christmas Stockings: please donate generously during November:  tooth brushes/tooth paste; combs or brushes; $5 gift cards for McDonald's or Tim Horton's; pens/pencils; note pads; book marks; chocolate bars; Candy Canes; Bubble Bath/Shampoo.  

Join us to stuff stockings, Sunday, December 2nd after soup lunch.  Look for the red baskets!

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6:30 PM18:30

Child Discipline Workshops

Child Discipline Workshops with Kelvin Mutter, Couple & Family Therapist, on Friday, Nov 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at PMC.  Specifically, this workshop will focus on three things:

- understanding (mis) behaviour in children & teens

- effective discipline

- nurturing children & teens

Friday Night Youth activities will also be happening at the same time.  Child care is provided.

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7:00 PM19:00

Bruce Kuhn performing the Gospel of Luke


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.

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6:00 PM18:00

Culture in the Kitchen

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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



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to Sep 30

Fresh Start

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.

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