Canada 150 Brass-Organ Concert, Sunday, October 22, 730 pm
In celebration of Canada’s 150, join St. Paul’s Brass (10 strong) and organist Blair Havers for a for a concert of brass and organ music. Admission $10.00 at the door.
Congregational Training Event, Saturday, October 28, 930 am to 400 pm
St. Paul’s – A house of Good for People: Our consultants are back to lead the second part of “New Dollars/New Partners for Your Historic Sacred Place, Module II: Asset-Based Community Development and Space-Sharing”. Please plan to attend even if you are only able to attend a portion of the day. Morning refreshments and lunch provided.
Pre-Advent Bible Study, Wednesdays, October 25 to November 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 October 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.