Advent Taize Retreat is on Saturday, Nov. 25, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Vine building. Join us for a time of prayer with scripture, music, and candlelight. The theme is "Waiting" and we'll focus on Mary, Elizabeth and Zechariah. Coffee and snacks at 8:45 a.m. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies! Join us in the Atrium on Saturday, November 25 from 2-4 p.m. for a casual pre-Christmas gathering. We will have music, yummy treats and drinks as well as relaxing activities to do while connecting with other ladies.
There is also an option to make a beautiful holiday swag door hanging for $10 (limited to 40 ladies).
No need to RSVP but if you have questions or want to ensure you are able to make a swag, please email Karen at email@example.com.
This fall we'll join together after the service for a simple lunch of bread and soup on the Sundays that we take communion together (Dec. 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.
If you'd like to help with set up or food preparation, contact Youth Pastor Michael Bowyer.
The choir is beginning preparations for our Christmas concert and we would like to invite you to sing with us! We are hoping to get enough extra voices to be able to sing a couple of songs from "The Messiah" as well as a few other songs...but it can't happen without you!
The commitment: attend most of the following dates for rehearsals (we practice 7:15-8:45 on Thursday nights), as well as the concert date. Rehearsals: November 9, 16 and 30; December 7 and 14. Concert: Sunday, December 17 at 10:45 AM (morning service time).
If you are interested or have questions, email John Benoit at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jesse Hill at the church.
We are launching a four-week discussion group, reading the book together, God Space, a guide to having spiritual conversations with unbelieving friends.
Sign up at email@example.com and we’ll order a book for you.
We will meet after worship in the West Room, October 29, November 5, 19, & 26. Brown bag lunch.
Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt is Associate Professor of Theology and History of Christianity at Wheaton College. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of St. Andrews (Reformation Studies Institute) and her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
A specialist in the history of Christianity from the Reformation through the Enlightenment, her research interests include the history of the Reformed church and clergy, John Calvin, and the French Bible. Dr. McNutt is an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a recipient of the American Society of Church History's Brewer Prize for her monograph, Calvin Meets Voltaire. Her current research on the French Bible has been awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship and the Huntington-Trinity Hall Cambridge Exchange Research Fellowship.
Dr. McNutt is also an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is co-president of McNuttshell Ministries, Inc. with her husband, Rev. Dr. David McNutt.
Sundays, Oct 29, November 12 and November 15, 10 – 10:40 am
Junior and Senior Youth are invited to attend these sessions being taught by Amanda Orford of Pregnancy Support Services of Hamilton. Topics being covered include: Setting Goals for yourself; Boundaries; What is Abstinence?; Relationship Triangle (physical and emotional correlation of sex); Consent/Sexual Abuse; Pregnancy options (Abortion, Adoption, Parenting discussed); Pornography; Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy.
Contact Pastor Michael Bowyer for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies, join us on Oct. 28, for a Mini retreat in the Atrium, 9-2:00 p.m. Potluck breakfast & light lunch. Actor and playwright, Sara Weber, will perform "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made". We'll worship together and enjoy small group discussion on body image. Sign-up sheets are in the Atrium.
We plan to hold Baptisms on October 22nd. Please read the Baptism document in order to familiarize yourself with the qualifications of a baptismal candidate. If you have any questions, please contact 905-902-1452. 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 October 22nd.
We may also offer baptismal classes in the Fall. Please watch for details. Please contact the church office, if you are interested in being baptized.
It’s Here! It’s Here!
The PMC HOMECOMING EVENT
(aka ‘old-fashioned church picnic)
INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW
From the Past and Present
To Play in those Church Picnic Games
Table Games, Relay Races – something for Everyone!
What if it Rains? It Won’t!! The Weather Will be Perfect at 18 degrees and Sunny!
A great day to be outdoors reconnecting with friends old and new
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Place: Eastwood Park, 111 Burlington St E, Hamilton, ON
Time: 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Guest Speakers will begin at 12:00 noon
Lunch will be available from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
The Emcee for the Afternoon will be our very own John Benoit
There will be a PHOTO BOOTH on site should you choose to use it
Live music all afternoon from our ‘Homecoming Worship Team’
NO TICKETS REQUIRED. IT’S FREE!
If You’re Not Able to Register In Advance Or If You Have a Last Minute Guest -
Just Come Anyway
If You Want to Register, Please click (or copy and paste) this link to register:
You may also register by Calling Philpott Memorial Church: 905-527-4802
We encourage you to forward this email to friends and family members . .
Can hardly wait to see you there!!
Alpha - Are you looking for answers? Are you looking to discover more about the Christian Faith? Join us starting Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm for dinner and discussion.
For more information about Alpha, go to our Blog section. To register, join us in the Atrium Sunday after the service or contact email@example.com
The Philpott Art Class resumed on Monday, September 25th at 7pm in the Vine. If you are new to the class, please bring your own materials & choice of subject matter. The charge is $2.00 per class. The class is for adults at beginner and advanced levels. Each member will receive individual attention in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Call Bruce Repei at 905-527-2609.
Parents and grandparents are welcome to bring along children and youth to the Atrium at Philpott Memorial Church from 10 – 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 24th.
Join us to decorate Gratitude Rocks, see a video called “Grace finds Hope”, and learn about ways you can help children develop healthy minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God's love. Don’t forget to check out the information table, too.
This intergenerational event is hosted by Dean Billings of Compassion Canada.
Compassion connects you and the church in the developing world to end poverty in the life of a child, in Jesus’ name.
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 6:30-8pm 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
Ladies: please join other Philpott ladies at Williams Coffee Pub on the Bay (47 Discovery Drive) for a casual chance to re-connect after the summer. See you there starting at 7:00pm Friday, September 8. If you have questions, please feel free to call or email Karen (email@example.com or 289-426-2129).
"Today is Every Student Sunday so let's be reminded to pray for the 2 million students in Canada alone. Let’s pause today and recognize that we are in the midst of a spiritual battle (Eph 6:9) for these future influencers. They are shaping the eternal destiny of this generation. See p2c.sh/everystudent for more details and downloadable prayer guide. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want help connecting a student to a power to Change ministry on a Canadian campus.
Summer Bible Club for kids SK – Grade 6
Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 am
The theme for the club is “God is my Rock” from the life of Peter.
Come for story, games, prizes and more!
Philpott Memorial Church is partnering with BCM International for this club.
Dates: August 15, 16 & 17 during Summer Bible Club
For: Parents, Grandparents & other adults who disciple kids and youth
Theme: “Spiritual Disciplines for Kids”
Drop your children off at Summer Bible Club and then stay for coffee and muffins while we chat about teaching spiritual disciplines to kids. Practical ideas and take-home resources will be provided.
Pre-Schoolers welcome to come and play while we chat.
Contact: Pastor Jan Mutter for more details. email@example.com
Come and join us at "Prayer Beside the Water", Thursday, August 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Bayfront Park (meet beside the flags). You can choose prayer guides from previous years, or a new one for this year! Bring your camera, and enjoy walking and praying with God along the waterfront. All who are thirsty, come!! Strollers and walkers welcome. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org