Year-End Funding Appeal

St. Paul’s is seeking funds in the amount of $55,000 to reduce its deficit at the end of 2017. We appreciate any contributions you can make towards this target, which will help sustain our future.

“Searching for the Christmas Star” Pageant, Sunday, Dec 10, 1100 am

With the imagination of a group of St. Paul’s folks, they will try to find the star in the middle of a cold night. {pageant during morning worship, followed by lunch. Lunch is our time-honoured pageant lunch of Kentucky Fried chicken (vegetarian alternative available). Free-will offering to defray lunch expenses. Donation of baked goods to serve for dessert are needed.

Service of Lesson and Carols, Sunday, Dec 17, 730 pm

Join us for a traditional service of lessons and carols, led by our organist Blair Havers and St. Paul’s Choir.

Advent IV worship, Sunday, Dec 24, 1100 am

The fourth Sunday of Advent, “love”, will be celebrated during during regular Sunday service.

Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec 24, 1100 pm

Join us for worship on Christmas Eve, a time of reflection and worship before Christmas Day celebrations.

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.

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

Winter needs: gloves, hats, toques, mittens, warm socks. Always needed: toiletries, new socks and underwear for children and women. Contribution box in St. Andrew’s Hall on the stage.

Spire Repair

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.