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Coming Events

Friday, December 1st. The Hamilton Chapter of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation is hosting a free public lecture in Hurlburt Hall, Room 136, at the McMaster Divinity College at 4:15 pm. The presentation is entitled “Adam and the Genome: What Our DNA Says (and Doesn't Say) about Our Origins.” Many Christians believe that humans are direct, supernatural creations who descend uniquely from a single ancestral couple. These convictions are under pressure from genomics evidence that humans evolved and descend from a large population, rather than from a single pair. How should Christians respond? This talk will explore the genomics evidence and consider its implications for evangelical faith and witness. Dennis Venema (Professor of Biology, Trinity Western University) writes and speaks widely on the intersection of evolutionary biology and Christian faith. He recently co-authored Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture After Genetic Science (Brazos, 2017) with well-known NT scholar Scot McKnight. More Info: For a McMaster campus map select Campus Map.

Saturday, December 2nd. Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, 2138 Brant St. (Brant Street & Havendale Blvd) is hosting its Annual Christmas Bake Sale from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you shop for your Christmas baking. Our facilities are wheel chair accessible.

Sunday, December 3rd. Sunday, December 3, 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m The CPC Book Club at Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton will meet to review Thomas C. Foster’s New York Times best seller, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” facilitated by Gwynneth Simpson. With the sub title "A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines”, the author provides us with a broad overview of literature--a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower--and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. Everyone is most welcome to join the group in the church hall, Allan Room,165 Charlton Avenue West. Please refer to our Newsletter for future CPC Book Club meetings.

Christmas Luncheons, December 5th.-8th. and December 12th. - 15th. Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre is hosting Christmas Luncheon Buffets. Delicious Hot Buffet and Dessert Buffet. Ideal for family, friends or small group gatherings. $18 per person (HST included) Reservations Required! Phone 519-824-7898 or go to

Saturday, December 9th. Join Chorus Hamilton and welcome the Christmas season with one of Mozart’s most famous choral works, the Coronation Mass, as well as many more traditional Christmas favourites on Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West in downtown Dundas, Ontario. Soloists will be Melanie Conly, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Varahidis, tenor and Roland Fix, Baritone; accompanied by Erika Reiman, pianist, and under the direction of David Holler, conductor. Christmas treats and holiday cheer will follow the concert as is our tradition! Tickets are $20.00 in advance on-line or $25.00 at the door on the night of the performance. For tickets and more information visit the choir’s website:, or contact 905-526-7938.

Sunday, December 10th. One of the Christmas highlights in Hamilton is the annual Candlelight Carol Service at Central Presbyterian Church, a long standing tradition for over 80 years. This was the first service of lessons and carols to take place in Hamilton, in 1935. This year the choir and soloists of the church, conducted by Paul Grimwood, the Director of Music, will be joined by the brass and timpani in a number of familiar carols and hymns. Among other pieces of music on the programme will be music and carols by Francis Poulenc, Herbert Howells, Mack Wilberg, John Tavener, and the ever-popular Past Three O’clock. Capacity crowds every year attest to the popularity of this Hamilton Christmas tradition. The magnificent sanctuary, beautiful at any time of year, takes on an added richness in the warmth of candlelight, and lovely decorations. Plan to attend this traditional service, featuring Central’s fine choir.
     In August 2008, the choir of Central Presbyterian Church sang a week of services at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, and several days at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. This was their second overseas trip, and the second time being in residence at St Paul’s Cathedral. They have twice been national finalists in the church choir category in CBC Radio's Amateur Choirs Competition, winning a position as one of the finest church choirs in Canada.
     A flyer is attached, designed by Richard Talbot, a well-known Hamilton artist. The Candlelight Service takes place on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be received. Central Presbyterian Church is situated at the corner of Charlton Avenue West and Caroline Street. For more information, please telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 ext. 21, or view the church website at

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