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The Presbytery of Hamilton will meet in regular session on Tues., December 10th., in the South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave., Hamilton, at 7:00 pm.
Memorial Service for the Rev Derwyn HillThe Rev. Derwyn Hill, a former minister of Eastgate Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Church, Hamilton), passed away in early October. A public Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 7th at Heritage Green Presbyterian Church, 360 Isaac Brock Drive (corner of Mud Street), Stoney Creek, at 1: pm.
WCC General Assembly in KoreaCarol Wood of Hamilton and Laura Smith from Ottawa are delegates of the PCC to the WCC General Assembly in Busan, Korea. They attended worship at various churches in Seoul following a visit to Imjingak. Carol, Edzang Assoumou from Gabon, Rev. Kim Jin-Deok and Samuel Jajakumar of the National Council of Churches of India, met after worship at Neungdong Presbyterian Church in Seoul. They were presented with stoles to remember their beautiful experience of worship and communion. They report that the hospitality of the Korean Churches has been beyond anything they could imagine.
Neungdong is a church of about 500 members. They have a dynamic children and youth program. Neungdong is small compared to many churches in Korea. They also enjoyed a welcome at Myungsung Presbyterian Church - a church of 100,000 members. Carol reports, "There is a vibrancy of the church that inspires and challenges me. I want to be able to share this experience with our Presbytery and to keep this koinonia an ever present reality."
A welcome poster in the Neungdong Church Sunday School.
New Children's Book
Something More Important
Gloria White of Chalmers Church, Hamilton, has released a new children's book. This is Gloria's first publication. The book presents a story which is both engaging and helpful. As children identify with the characters in the story they will be encouraged to see how important it is to be more compassionate, and to give hope to those around them. To view additional information about Gloria and her book click on Something More Important. You may also visit Gloria's website at: gwhite04.wix.com/somethingmore. To correspond with Gloria White about her book you may do so via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Example of Hope in a Troubled WorldTake a couple of minutes to view a refreshing and inspiring video.
Click on Landfill Music
Do Computers ever Frustrate you?
Do you ever have trouble finding information that you know you have stored on your computer? Do you find yourself at a meeting wishing you could access information from your office computer on your tablet or laptop? Is managing information on your computer(s) a constant source of frustration? If any of these are issues in your world you need to know about Evernote.
Help may be on the horizon.
The Almanarah MinistryAre you familiar with the Almanarah Ministry. Almanarah is our Arabic language congregation in Hamilton, which is now in its second year of operation. Click on Almanarah for an introduction.
News from the Churches
As it becomes available to us we try to include some local news on PresbyKirk. Such items may be displayed briefly on our homepage to give them some prominence and then continued for a time on our Church News page so that they remain available for people to view.
"Family Ministry Matters !" - BlogAlex Douglas, the Children and Family Pastor of Cheyne Presbyterian Church in Stoney Creek, maintains a lively, inspirational blog entitled "Family Ministry Matters."
Check it out at familyministrymatters.net
Become More Involved in PresbyteryEveryone associated with the Presbytery is entitled to know how to access the Presbytery's administrative process. Therefore, PresbyKirk is inviting and encouraging all who are involved in administrative leadership within the Presbytery to announce their committee meetings, etc. here on PresbyKirk. Events will be listed in abbreviated form on the calendar at the bottom of this page with additional information provided on our Presbytery Administration Events page
Hamilton Presbyterian Search EngineAre 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.
Looking for a Local Mission Project?Congregations looking for a one time local mission project for 2012 may want to check out a new initiative of Habitat for Humanity to learn more about this organization and discover how your congregation might participate.
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.
PresbyKirk is the official website of the Presbytery of Hamilton of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.