Christmas Treasures Sale, Friday, Nov 24 & Sat, Nov 25, 10 to noon each day
Fun and fancy items for home decorating, kitchen items, seasonal clothing, toys, books and so much more to bring in the Christmas cheer.
184th Anniversary Service & Lunch, Sunday, Nov 26 @ 11 am
Rev. Shaffer will preach for the service marking our church’s 184th anniversary. Lunch follows in St. Andrews Hall.
Pre-Advent Bible Study, Wednesdays, Oct 25 to Nov 29, 730 pm
Come and get into the Christmas spirit with a short Bible study based on Dicken’s “The Christmas Carol”. This course will be thought-provoking but also easy and fun. A daytime session will be offered as well if there is enough interest. All you need is a Bible and a copy of the “Christmas Carol”. Please let Rev, Shaffer know if you plan to attend.
Syrian Refugee Project
Plans are well underway for the sponsorship of a second Syrian family, with arrival date in the next 3 to 6 months. This time St. Paul’s is providing items for the bathroom, office and toolkit. Details posted in St. Andrew’s Hall. Donations by November 15th if possible.
The first Syrian newcomer family arrived in Canada in June 2016 and have settled well into their new life. are settling into their new home. The children are attending school and the parents ESL classes, all eager to learn English.
St. Paul’s responded generously by contributing laundry, cleaning, and food preparation supplies for the refugee family, which are being well-used. Money donations were over $5,000. Contact Marny R. or Anne C. for more information. Continued prayers are offered for our special family as they integrate into Canadian life.
Urban Core Donations
Always needed: toiletries, new socks and underwear for children and women. Contribution box in St. Andrew’s Hall.
Our spire, the believed to be the largest stone spire in Canada, needs its mortar joints repaired to prevent deterioration. Designed by the architect William Thomas, St. Paul’s has been a landmark in Hamilton since the 1850s. Read more about the history of St. Paul’s and its unique architecture. This is a huge project being undertaken by the people of St. Paul’s to ensure this beautiful Gothic church is sustained into the future. Donations to St. Paul’s to defray repair costs welcomed! Our project has attracted local media interest. Read Paul Wilson’s “Hot work in the heavens” from CBC Hamilton and Eric McGuiness’ “Mortar repairs planned for St. Paul’s” in Raise the Hammer.