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Are the important events in your congregation listed below?

If not, please encourage those who prepare your weekly bulletin to submit them to PresbyKirk. Items for this page should be sent to the webmaster at bernhardt.r@gmail.com.
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Submissions which observe the formatting instructions provided at the bottom of this page will be given preferential treatment.

Looking Ahead to Events in 2020


Sunday, January 26th. Under the leadership of Michelle Din, the CPC Book Club of Central Presbyterian Church, 265 Charlton Avenue West at Caroline Street South, will meet to review and discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Everyone is most welcome to join the meeting in the Allan Room at 7 p.m. (enter off Charlton Street) for a captivating review and discussion.

Friday, January 31st. The Hamilton Science and Faith Forum presents the first public lecture of 2020. Dr. E. Janet Warren, President of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation will be speaking on the topic of ““I Do the Things I Do Not Want to Do”: Commonalities Between Addiction and Sin”. Friday, January 31, 4.00 PM, at MacNeil Baptist Church, 1145 King St. W., Hamilton. Please see the POSTER for more information, or contact bobgeddes@rogers.com.

Saturday, February 1, 2020. An "Introduction to Contemplative Prayer Ecumenical Workshop" will be held at Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre in Ancaster from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop is co-sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Central Ontario, Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton and Hamilton Aging in Community. Contemplative Outreach is the organization founded by Father Thomas Keating in the early 1980's to promote and teach Christian contemplative practices, including Centering Prayer. For more details view a BROCHURE issued by Contemplative Outreach that describes, in general terms, what Centering Prayer is, its origins and how it is done. Please note that the approach taken is strictly ecumenical and there are no prerequisites or faith/church/religious requirements for participation. All are welcome. For additional details about cost and registration view POSTER.

Sunday, February 16th., 2020. If animals have played an important role in your life this is an event you should know about. At our service on February 16th at 9:30 am, Alberton Presbyterian Church (528 Alberton Rd. N. in Alberton) is hosting a special “Pets and People” service in which we will express our thanks to God for our animals. We are not asking you to bring your pet to church, but we are inviting you to provide a photo and a brief description of your pet to be included in a display in the church Hall. Attached is a POSTER highlighting our “Pets and People” service. Also provided is a “Pets and People” PROMOTIONAL SHEET to let you know how to go about participating. If you have ever had a treasured pet in your life we hope that you will consider being part of “Pets and People” in Alberton Church on February 16th..

Thursday, February 27th. You are warmly invited to a winter Manna Day at Crieff Hills on Thursday, February 27th from 10:30am to 3pm. The Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the 2019 General Assembly, will speak on Interchurch Families: Uniting the Church through Love. Please register at least a week in advance by calling 1 800 884-1525 or email programs@crieffhills.com. Cost is $30 and includes a hot lunch. Crieff Hills is located near the 401, just south of Guelph.



Preferred formatting for submissions to the Events Page of PresbyKirk.
The preferred formatting follows the pattern of most of the entries on this page. They open with the day and date, include the identity of the hosting congregation or organization, and then cite the particulars of location, time, event details, cost, registration process, website link, etc. This information can be submitted in a Word document or in the body of an e-mail. Additional supporting documents may include posters, registration forms or brochures. The ideal file format for supporting documents is .pdf but we can work with whatever you supply. Announcements that follow this protocol can be posted almost immediately. If you simply provide .pdf posters etc. then the process of extracting and reformatting the information is substantially more time consuming and may slightly delay the posting of the event.

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