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With sadness we report the death on March 13th. of Ivan William Edgar McPhail, a lifelong member of Kirkwall Presbyterian Church who served that congregation as a Representative Elder. A service of remembrance was held at Kirkwall Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 17th. We extend our sincere condolences to Ivan's family and to the members of the Kirkwall Congregation.

The next regular meeting of the Presbytery of Hamilton will be held in MacNab Street Church, 116 MacNab Street South, Hamilton, on Tuesday, May 9th. at 7:30 pm.
    Also, the Presbytery will meet to conduct an ordination in Knox Church, 80 Mill Street North, Waterdown, on Sunday, March 26th. The Presbytery will gather at 2:30 pm with the public service of ordination at 3:00 pm.
     On Sunday, April 2nd. the Presbytery will meet in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 720 Ninth Ave., Hamilton, at 1:45 pm with a public service of induction to take place at 2:00 pm.

Applications for Position of Clerk

The Presbytery of Hamilton is seeking a new Presbytery Clerk to attend presbytery and Business Committee meetings, to manage the records and correspondence of the presbytery, and to provide guidance on polity and procedure, effective July 1, 2017. Please apply in confidence to the Rev. George Robertson, Convener, Business Committee (pastor.george@knoxwaterdown.ca or 905-689-8115). A position description is available upon request. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2017.

Introducing Jonathan Galles

Evangel Hall Mission (ehm) wishes to introduce Jonathan Galles,their new Spiritual Care Worker, and invites you to share in welcoming him into our community. Jonathan will work with clients, staff and volunteers to develop a vibrant spiritual care program. He will support volunteers who cook and serve during Sunday Community Dinners and is also available to speak to congregations about ehmís work and how the support of individuals, congregations and Presbyteries is changing lives. For more information concerning Jonathan and how to connect with him and the work of Evangel Hall Mission select Meet Jonathan.

New Westminster Choir Recruiting

Christine Tiller, Music Director at New Westminster Church, Hamilton, extends an open invitation for all children and adults to join our growing Children's and Adult Choir ministries. Christine is an accomplished and gifted music director, organist and pianist. She brings the joy of hand chimes and related worship arrangements to Sunday service and welcomes all who express a desire to learn and enjoy many forms of vocal and musical expression. Please contact Christine Tiller at 905-630-4559 or email at hamiltonaccess@gmail.com for details.

Congregational Health Assessments

At its meeting in January 2017 the Presbytery will be considering the matter of Congregational Health Assessments. The related documentation is as follows;
Video: Congregational Health Assessments
Congregational Health Criteria
Congregational Health Report Form for use by Sessions
Joint Report of Visitation-Business Comm. in Nov. 2016

Introducing the Churches in the Presbytery

News from the Churches
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Hamilton Presbyterian Search Engine

Are you looking on the Internet for information about Presbyterians in the Hamilton area? We have created a customized search engine that scans 30+ Presbyterian websites from around the area. It also includes things that are on the national website of the PCC.
Enter your search enquiries just as you would on any other search engine. We think that you will be impressed with the results.

To facilitate access to this resource a new "Presbyterian Search Engine" tab has been added near the top of the navigation list in the left hand column of many of our pages. Click on the tab and you will be taken to this new resource. Or, you can try it out right here by clicking on Presbyterian Search Engine.

Business Meetings in the Presbytery

The calendar below only includes "official" events within the Presbytery of Hamilton. Due to size constraints the calendar entries are truncated. Click on any entry for additional details. Also, additional information about these events may be available at Presbytery Administration Events page.


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