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Coming Events

Friday, February 23rd. to Saturday, March 31st. Christ in Art Exhibit Opening Friday February 23 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition “Christ in Art” will be shown at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton, (Corner of Charlton & Caroline) during Lent 2018. Sixteen printed images of Christ-centred masterpieces, spanning from the eighth to the twenty-first century, inform us about events in our Lord’s life from the Last Supper to the Resurrection. The images will be accompanied by a text with the proper art label, followed by a short meditation and a prayer. The exhibition will be open on Friday February 23; the art will be on display until Saturday March 31. For more details select

Friday, February 23rd. Fri Feb 23 at 5:30 PM (note the unusual time!)for a free public lecture on the topic “Religion & Science: Conspiring Together for Good” by Milton Friesen to be held in Hurlburt Hall (Room 136), at McMaster Divinity College. Contemporary Canadian science policy overlooks how religious communities are part of the public engagement landscape that science policy wants to engage more effectively. There is an opportunity today to not only address the traditional faith/science debate over ultimate beliefs, knowledge content, and sources of authority; but also to think pragmatically about how science needs the support of the religious public, and how religious communities need to be more honest in acknowledging how deeply indebted they are to science. The question becomes a matter of the possibility for institutional collaboration as each makes respective contributions to the common or public good they serve. Milton Friesen directs the Social Cities program at CARDUS. He has served as a municipal councillor and is completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo School of Planning, focused on new ways to measure the social fabric of neighbourhoods. For more Info go to

Sunday, February 25th. at 3:00 pm The second concert at Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton in its 32nd Season of Sundays at Three is on February 25, and features organist Stillman Matheson, the Director of Music at Port Nelson United Church, Burlington. His programme for Sundays at Thee will feature music by Nicolas de Grigny and J.S. Bach. Stillman Matheson has had an interesting and varied career as an organist, conductor, church musician, and teacher. He was educated at Mount Allison and McGill Universities, and the University of Alberta, which granted him a Doctor of Music degree in 1997. A strong advocate of new music for the organ, Mr. Matheson has commissioned and premiered several new works for the instrument, and his collaboration with the Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society led to the release of a solo organ compact disc, Acclamations: Canadian Organ Music in 2003. William Zagorski wrote in Fanfare Magazine that this recording "makes my head swim in the most delightful of ways", and that he found Mr. Matheson to be a "technically impeccable and enthusiastic player." He has premiered a new concerto for the organ, composed by Piotr Grella Mozejko, at the national convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists held in Edmonton, Alberta in 2010.
    The organ at Central Presbyterian is used very often as a recital instrument, being one of the largest in Hamilton, and one well suited for both church and concert use. The concert takes place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 3.00 p.m. Admission is free, but there is a free-will offering. For more information, telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 or see To view the schedule for the 2018 season select POSTER.

Sunday, March 4th. at 3:00 pm The third afternoon in the Sundays at Three concert series for 2018 is an Evensong for the Third Sunday in Lent, and features the Choir of Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton In August 2008, Central’s choir, for a second time, travelled to England and Ireland, where they sang the daily services - which included five Evensongs - for a week at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and four services at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
    A Choral Evensong contains a great deal of music, and many famous musicians have composed settings of the canticles for Evensong. On March 4th., the setting will be Evening Service in G by Charles Villiers Stanford, the Responses by Bernard Rose. The anthem will be "For lo, I raise up" by Stanford.
    Evensong takes place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3.00 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be received at the door. For more information, telephone the church office at 905-522-9098 or see To view the Sundays at Three schedule for the 2018 season select POSTER.

Sunday March 4th. Caledonia Presbyterian Church (117 Argyle St N, Caledonia). It’s a night of music and fellowship as the Ontario Chorus champions "The Gentlemen of Harmony" entertain and delight with their barbershop renditions of familiar music. Our own GleeClub will be opening and singing this evening as well. Join us for this free event at 7pm.

Saturday, March 10th. The people of New Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1025 King Street East(at Melrose Ave) invite you to join them for a Dinner and an evening of mystery and intrigue on Saturday, March 10th. Doors open at 4:30pm so make your ticket purchases and reservations promptly as seating is limited. Dinner will be served during intermission followed by more drama and a fearful conclusion. Special music performances by Stacey and Christine Tiller, Michelle Van and Mike Dufour will complete your evening of laughter and detective work. Tickets are: $15.00 per person, $25.00 per couple. or $30.00 per family (up to 5 persons). For reservations and tickets call 905-549-2599, email: or text 289-237-3278. To view a poster with more details for this event select POSTER.

Saturday, March 24th. Please join us at Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, 2138 Brant St., Burlington, (Brant Street & Havendale Blvd) on Saturday, March 24 for a delicious lasagna dinner and a fun evening of local talent. Dinner is at 6:00 pm and the Talent Show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. For tickets please call Ann at 905-335-3643 or Esther at 289-812-9827. If you have a talent and would like to be part of the show, please contact John Horsburgh at 905-580-5666.

Sunday, March 25th. Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The CPC Book Club at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton,(Corner of Charlton & Caroline)will meet to review Laline Paull’s novel, “The Bees” facilitated by Beth Mackay Reilly. We buzz into a bee hive to explore the communal life of bees. “Accept, Obey, and Serve" is the first commandment of the hive. Laline Paull's debut novel, is a tale of mother courage, conflict and dystopia among social insects. Born into the lowest class of an ancient hierarchical society, Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, only fit to clean her orchard hive. She is taught to accept, obey and serve. When Flora's maternal destiny is made plain, the value of difference and the evolution of racial identity is what her story is all about. Many of the extraordinary facts packed into this fantasy novel are wonderfully realized. It is a fantasy with a sting in its tail and it will compel you to step outdoors and thank every bee for its service to humanity! Everyone is most welcome to join the group in the Allan Room; enter at 165 Charlton Avenue West. Refreshments are included. For a poster with more details select Book Club.

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