Apr
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY 2017: Wake for a Righteous Man

  • 50 Murray Street West Hamilton, ON, L8L Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the last four years we've held a very unique event for Good Friday.

The basic idea? We gather together to host a wake for Jesus. 

Over the course of the evening a number of people will tell stories of the deceased (Jesus) from the perspective of those who met him during his life. 

It's somber, moving, immersive, and a really unique experience. 

Please go to whatever Good Friday service you would like to, and then invite friends or family to join us afterwards for a wake following the death of Jesus.

Here's how the night will go:

We'll gather at 50 Murray St W, Unit 401 - a beautiful condo overlooking the North End and the Waterfront - at 8pm. 

Please dress in black and bring drinks or snacks (funeral snacks preferably... square sandwiches / nanaimo bars / etc) to share.

There will be a single mic at the front of the house, and a storyteller will share a story of the deceased, Jesus, to us all. At the end they offer up a toast to a righteous man, who left us all too soon. We cheers. We take a drink. We continue to talk until the next storyteller goes up to the front.

We hope it will bring the story of Jesus to life in a way you haven't experienced before, and that it will cause you to grow in your love and respect for Jesus.

Wherever you or your friends are with faith and religion, this is a really unique way to experience Good Friday and we invite you to join us for the wake of the Most Righteous Man.

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Mar
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

ASH WEDNESDAY 2017

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It's that time again: the one day in the church calendar no card company wants to market!

Ash Wednesday is a powerful time in the church calendar. It acts as a gate into the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. 

So whoever you are and wherever you are at with God, religion, or life; we welcome you to join us for Ash Wednesday:

7pm at MacNab Presbyterian Church (116 MacNab St S, Hamilton, Ontario)

Oh, and please show up on time. This thing is one hour sharp and it's better when we're all there together!

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If you're interested, Nadia Bolz-Weber has some fantastic reflections on the season of Lent, and Ash Wednesday in particular - click here to read:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2012/02/why-i-love-ash-wednesday-and-lent-part-2-death/

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Jan
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

LOVE FEAST: Pizza Edition

BIG WRITE UP BELOW. BUT SUMMARY IS IT'S A KINGDOM-OF-GOD PIZZA PARTY. 
FRIDAY JANUARY 26, DOORS OPEN AT 6. DINNER AT 6:30.
116 MACNAB ST S (WE RENT AT MACNAB PRESBYTERIAN)

Jesus was known for a lot of things: his teachings, healing power and stories made him famous. However there was one thing that Jesus was known for above all others:

When people thought of Jesus they thought about his table. 

Jesus welcomed everyone to his table without exception, which people in his culture found confusing and even infuriating.

In Jesus time, eating with people was about way more than filling your belly. Who you ate with revealed who you accepted, who you welcomed, and who you thought was “in.” 

When Jesus talks about meals, he talks about a feast big enough for anyone and everyone who is willing to come to the table, regardless of their history, ethnicity, age, health, or any other factor that the world uses to divide us.

Now it’s one thing to talk about this sort of meal, but it’s another thing to experience it. You can’t truly understand this sort of meal unless you, to quote a biblical poet, “taste and see that the Lord is good.”

We want to create a time and place where we can experience, if only for a few hours, the world God dreams of. A world where everyone is welcome, everyone is fed, and everyone is united at the table. We do this through the Love Feast.

The Love Feast is a free meal for anyone and everyone who is interested in food, community, and love. You don’t need to be religious, you don’t need to attend Eucharist Church, you don’t need to live downtown, and you don’t need to have it all together.

You just need to be wiling to show up and eat with people… and maybe help clear some dishes! 

So join us for the Love Feast, and please invite some friends. The table is big enough for all!

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Jan
22
to Feb 12

EUCHARIST 101 - Sunday Evenings

"Hallelujah We Sing" by Maria Simmons

"Hallelujah We Sing" by Maria Simmons

Excited to say we will begin EC101 this coming Sunday at 6pm, right after church. We are asking you RSVP so we can order pizza to eat together. If you are in a place to do so financially, please bring $5-10 to donate to 'za. If you are not in a place financially to do so don't feel any guilt.

The four weeks of classes are below:

Week 1 - History of Eucharist and Values
Week 2 - What and How We Believe
Week 3 - Vision, Leadership, and Direction
Week 4 - What It Means to Be the Church

We'll meet at the Manse, next door to the church. Look forward to being together for four good weeks. 

Please forward this message or the event link below to anyone else who you think might like to join us. This is a great way to take ownership of our church together. 

 

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Jan
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

5th Annual Nap Sunday & Cereal Potluck - January 1

Eucharist Church welcomes you to join us for what is debatably the most important Sunday gathering of the year: Nap Sunday.

If by chance the event name is too subtle, here is some clarification: on Nap Sunday we gather as a church, but instead of listening to a sermon we nap for 30 minutes. 

It's as good as it sounds.

But there is a deeply theological component to napping! By the end of the Christmas rush, most of us have been driving from city to city, and have been busy for months with cooking, cleaning, gift buying... it's exhausting! 

What we need to know, at the end of the busyness, is that we are the beloved of God, whether or not we produce anything at all. 

So bring a blanket, a pillow, and even some PJ's. 

Let's gather together to sing, to pray, to confess our sins and receive forgiveness, to eat bread and drink wine... and to nap.

Because nothing says grace like snoring in church!

Following the service we'll have a Cereal Potluck - so please bring a box of your favourite cereal and/or some milk, as well as bowls and spoons for yourself and your household. You can also bring an extra bowl for anyone who forgets! 

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Dec
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christmas Eve with St. Cuthbert's Presbyterian

Christmas Eve 2013 - this one will look nothing like it, far cozier. 

Christmas Eve 2013 - this one will look nothing like it, far cozier. 

Christmas Eve we'll be having a joint service with our friends at St Cuthbert's Presbyterian, at their building in COZY, WINTERY WESTDALE! For the last month we have had a joint choir with St C's, and they are excited to welcome us to their space for a Christmas Eve gathering.

We'll be singing carols and sharing snacks by candlelight. Seriously cozy. Bring a snack (Christmas coloured rice krispie squares?) or drink to share (wine or beer is a-okay) and we'll celebrate the birth of Christ together!

All are welcome!

LOCATION: 2 Bond St N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3W1

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Dec
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Our Hamilton Christmas

On Thursday, December 15th at 6pm we’re going to have a potluck Christmas dinner to welcome new friends to our community and to our city.

The meal will be at MacNab Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St S at 6pm.

We have been so blessed to have so many new people join our congregation, including many new to Hamilton. From refugee's and new arrivals to friends moving from other Canadian cities, we want to gather together around the table to celebrate their first Christmas in Hamilton!

Let’s share some favourite holiday dishes, tell some stories about our traditions, sing carols in many languages, play some games and get to know each other better!

We’ll host friends from Micah House and if you have a friend who is new to Hamilton or Canada, feel free to invite them as well!

This potluck is not SUPER public (meaning please don't share it on social media or just invite a random friend), but if you have a friend new to Hamilton, or you are interested in making cross-cultural friendships, you and they are welcome!

**Ways to get involved**:

- Bring some delicious food to the potluck! (please bring a list of ingredients for dietary restriction and allergy info) Sign up on the sheet at church or contact me directly - no pork!
- Bring a friend who is new to Hamilton
- Come to MacNab at 4pm to help with setting up and decorating on December 15th
- We want to make treat bags for the kids: if you want to help out click here to email and let us know.
- Are you on the sound team? We’ll need a couple sound people to set up some mics for carol singing and story sharing

Let's make this a memorable and wonderful Christmas dinner - can’t wait to share a meal and celebrate with you all!

Want to see photos from last years meal? Click here!

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Dec
11
3:30pm 3:30pm

Christmas Potluck Party / Church Service

This was from our FIRST Christmas at Eucharist!

This was from our FIRST Christmas at Eucharist!

Merry Almost-Christmas! On December 11 we'll be having our regularly scheduled church service, but things will be a little bit different. Instead of just having a regular gathering we're going to shorten our worship service in order to have a Christmas party!

Bring a dish to share! Dress your kids up in Christmas outfits! Dress yourself up in Christmas outfits! Bring glitter! Bring reindeer! Bring cheer! Bring a friend!

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. (That's a Home Alone quote in case you were wondering)

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Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sharing Spoons: Mental Health Discussions

  • 2 Ray Street South Hamilton, ON, L8P 3V2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is this group all about? 

We hope to provide an opportunity to those with lived experience of mental health challenges to meet with people in their community and share stories, sit in a safe space with others who understand, and extend compassion and support to one another.

What can I expect?

We meet once a month and typically we open up with prayer and check in with how one another are doing. This week in particular we're asking you to come prepared to talk about supports, resources, tools, and strategies that you've found helpful. We know there's no quick fix, and what works for some does not work for others, but let's come together with an open mind to hear stories of what folks have found helpful in lightening the load.

Who is this group for?

Whether you're heavily connected at Eucharist or brand new, whether you see mental health as a major challenge in your life, or something you are just beginning to experience, wherever you are at with faith, religion, God and life, you are welcome!

Why the name Sharing Spoons?

As Claire, one of the hosts, puts it:

"The term sharing spoons comes from a friend of mine who has a really hard time with her mental health and will often say when she isn't well that she's "just out of spoons" referring to spoons as her tools or resources or energy to keep pressing on. And so the idea is that this group will allow us to share our spoons with one another."

We hope you can make it!

Write here...

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Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Worship Night / Monday Nov 7

  • 63 Arthur Avenue North Hamilton, ON, L8L 6C7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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It's really important we take time to stop and remember that God is God, we are not, and everything truly is in it's right place. This Wednesday we're going to intentionally taking an evening to glorify and praise God through a backyard worship session hosted by our music guild!

While we know singing is not the only way to worship, it is one of the most intentional and celebratory ways to recognize what God is doing in our lives, church and neighbourhoods.

We also see this as a space of worship exploration, so if you like painting, dancing, playing, or just absorbing everything, this is the perfect space to do so!

We invite you to join us for our first night this coming Monday at the Tutti-Peters' house, 63 Arthur Ave N, at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring instruments or whatever you use in worship, and join us in singing a joyful song to the Lord!

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Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Public Theology: "How was the Apostles' Creed Formed?"

We are in the middle of a thirteen week reflection on the Apostles' Creed, which begs another question: "How did we get this Creed in the first place?"

Professor Gord Heath, of McMaster Divinity College, is going to take us on a journey through history to learn about the forming of this crucial church document, and answer all of our questions. Well... at least a lot of our questions!

So join us at the newly renovated Black Sheep Snack Bar on beautiful Ottawa St North, October 26, at 7pm, and let's learn something together!

October 26, 7-9pm
189 Ottawa St N

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Oct
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

This Sunday / Let's Make Church a More Welcoming Place: For "Hospitaliteam" and Others Who Care

We're having a meeting for anyone who is interested in making our church more welcoming and hospitable, especially for those who are new to the city, new to the country, or new to faith.

Sarah welcomes angels without knowing it.

Sarah welcomes angels without knowing it.

We all want to see people caught up in the life of Christ, and growing in their faith both individually and communally, but often what stands in the way is a simple welcome. Let's work on bridging the gap between those new or outside our community, and those of us who call it home.

We'll have a few people telling stories about how they received, or did not receive, welcome in Eucharist, and have a conversation about how to grow in this area. We'll also roll out a plan together to create a space hospitable enough to call itself Christian!

If you're a part of "Hospitaliteam" at Eucharist this meeting is crucial, but it's also open to ANYONE who believes that welcome and hospitality is crucial.

Let's do this, Eucharist.

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Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Eucharist Worship Night / October 3rd

  • 63 Arthur Avenue North Hamilton, ON, L8L 6C7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's really important we take time to stop and remember that God is God, we are not, and everything truly is in it's right place. This Wednesday we're going to intentionally taking an evening to glorify and praise God through a backyard worship session hosted by our music guild!

While we know singing is not the only way to worship, it is one of the most intentional and celebratory ways to recognize what God is doing in our lives, church and neighbourhoods.

We also see this as a space of worship exploration, so if you like painting, dancing, playing, or just absorbing everything, this is the perfect space to do so!

We invite you to join Monday, October 3rd at the Tutti-Peters' backyard, 63 Arthur Ave N, at 6:30pm. Feel free to bring instruments or whatever you use in worship, and join us in singing a joyful song to the Lord!

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Sep
18
3:30pm 3:30pm

Same Page Sunday, Potluck & Fall Launch, Sept 18

We are kicking off our seventh year as a church (how did that go by so fast!) by doing what we love to do: eating together.

We'll be gathering for our regular liturgy and breaking mid-service for a meal together. We'll then finish the liturgy with communion at our tables and singing together. Then we all do dishes!

It will also be a time for sharing the vision for this next year, and formally diving back into our community rhythms together, so if you are consider yourself a part of Eucharist it's very important you be there!

Please sign up at the link below with what you can bring, even if it's just bought at the store and is a little pack of hummus, no pressure to impress:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nWAi7Wm196-X6ISmm0_XjMkzjn4z9z8gyBdvLJPOaXs/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Sep
5
10:00am10:00am

Eucharist Annual Beach Day, Sept 5

Every Labour Day, we go to the beach!

We're meeting at 50 Point / Kelson Beach which is just East of Downtown in Grimsby - Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8tEz1rcBmtQ2

Come on out whenever, stay however long you want (said the event ends at 4pm but you can stay as late as you'd like, of course!) The beach isn't crazy huge, so just look for the Euchies (you can't miss the weirdo rag-tag religious folk), and join the group :)

BYO: snacks, drinks, giant inflatable beach toys.

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Aug
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Backyard Worship, This Wednesday, Aug 31

  • 63 Arthur Avenue North Hamilton, ON, L8L 6C7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's really important we take time to stop and remember that God is God, we are not, and everything truly is in it's right place. This Wednesday we're going to intentionally taking an evening to glorify and praise God through a backyard worship session hosted by our music guild!

While we know singing is not the only way to worship, it is one of the most intentional and celebratory ways to recognize what God is doing in our lives, church and neighbourhoods.

We also see this as a space of worship exploration, so if you like painting, dancing, playing, or just absorbing everything, this is the perfect space to do so!

We invite you to join us for our first night this coming Wednesday at the Tutti-Peters' backyard, 63 Arthur Ave N, at 6pm. Feel free to bring instruments or whatever you use in worship, and join us in singing a joyful song to the Lord!

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Jul
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Mini-AGM featuring Ice Cream, Donuts, & our 2016-2017 Buget

Thanks to Willards Ice Cream and Meag Tutti-Peters for Photo Credit

Thanks to Willards Ice Cream and Meag Tutti-Peters for Photo Credit

Hey Eucharist! 

We are hosting a "mini-agm" after the gathering on Sunday July 17. What is a "mini-agm?" It's a smaller version of an agm obviously!

We were hoping to have a full on AGM in June but fell behind with the hiring process also running. With lots people being gone on weekends we thought about waiting until September to have a larger Town Hall meeting for the next year of Eucharist, but wanted to give everyone a chance to look over the budget before then.

So for now we're going to have a shorter, condensed look at the budget so you can ask any burning questions, or at least think about it over the summer in preparation for the fall.

We also thought we'd have some ice cream and donuts to make it fun. So thank Matt Willard and Willard's Ice Cream for the good vibes.

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Jul
3
to Aug 28

Eucharist Summer Hikes

Throughout July and August we'll be meeting every Sunday morning at 9:30am for a hike. It's a great chance to connect with your church, with God, and with this city and creation we love. Each hike is lead by a different person from our community, and takes place in a different location. 

This is not running on "Eucharist Time" - meaning that the hikes will be starting AT 9:30am SHARP. If you are late you'll miss them, so plan to be early! 

Please also note that we'll still be meeting every Sunday at 3:30 for liturgy, but it will be a shortened 60 minute service in the garden. Garden Church!

Below are a list of dates and locations. If you would like to carpool, see the very bottom of this page for the details.

Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Davis_Falls_Red_Hill_Valley.JPG

Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Davis_Falls_Red_Hill_Valley.JPG

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July 3 / Cootes Paradise
Meet at Princess Point Parking Lot

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July 10 / Bruce Trail
Meet at Wentworth Stairs

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July 17 / Dundas Valley
Meet at Little John Rd & Lynden

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July 24 / Cherry Hill Gate
Meet at 1131 Plains Road W 

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July 31 / Rosedale (Red Hill Valley)
Meet at Rosedale Arena

Map

Aug 7 / Arbotetum (RBG)
Meet at RBG Arbotetum

Map

Aug 14 / Snake Road (Bruce Trail)
Meet at 1993 Snake Road (Park on Road)

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Aug 21 / Eramosa Karst
Meet at 86 Upper Mount Albion Rd

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Aug 28 / Main Loop Trail
Meet at Old Dundas Road, Behind Ancaster Mill

 

If you would like to carpool the best way to organize it is to use our Eucharist Private Forum on FB. If you are not a part of the group, you can click on the link here and request to be added. Don't be shy. 

If you do not have FB but would like to use the forum to carpool you can download a PDF here with information on how to use our Eucharist Guest account on social media.

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Jun
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

The "Thanks For Serving in Your Church" BBQ

Hey Eucharist famjam! Are you a person who has actively served in some way this year at Eucharist? We (the elders and staff of EC) want to feed you and thank you for all the ways you've sacrificed to serve and love our city and our church.

What does it mean to have served this year? If this year you have... 
made coffee/tea before church,
clicked slides along during the service,
hosted or lead a small group,
driven people to or from church on the regular,
sat on a committee or aided in an art installation,
ran a group or sent out emails getting people together,
played music on a Sunday,
send out weekly bulletins,
taught and played with children or held babies during church,
or generally been around to help,
this BBQ if for you!

We can't wait to celebrate together another year of God's faithfulness in the face of us being (generally) a hot mess. 

We'll be meeting after church, roughly 6pm, at Shamrock Park (near Corktown).

(Also, the primary candidate for the new Eucharist Church pastoral position will be there, and you can meet them and hang out!)

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Jun
5
4:30pm 4:30pm

Blessing of the Bikes: A Ride for the Masses and a Mass for the Riders

 

Get those gears moving: it's time for a massive communal ride and for the 5th Blessing of the Bikes!

Eucharist Church, Greenhouse Church, and Friends partner up again to pull of a bike party, blessing, and massive ride. 

Bring simple finger foods or snacks to share and we'll provide the pizza and (root beer) kegs!

There is a beautiful simplicity to bikes in the city - they're affordable, sustainable, and a whole lot of fun! But when it comes to bike safety, we could all use a little help.

So join us for a celebration of biking and a prayer for road safety.

DETAILS:

4:30-5:30
Bike Party

116 MacNab St S
We're having a party! Bring a dish to share, and we'll provide the pizza and (root beer) keg! 
We'll end off with simple prayer for safety on the roads. All are welcome regardless of background, religion, or style of bike!

5:30pm
Massive Ride

A victory ride to Gage Park!

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Apr
24
to Apr 29

Learning Classes with Eucharist

The MacNab Manse where these classes are taking place!

The MacNab Manse where these classes are taking place!

Interested in growing in your faith? Learning more about scripture, prayer, or spiritual disciplines? Here's a great opportunity to learn.

Starting the week of April 24 we'll be hosting classes on a variety of topics. It's a great way to meet new people in the Eucharist community, and to learn about a specific theme. 

Please read over the classes below, and if you are interested in taking one, register in advance by filling in the contact form at the bottom of this page!

 

Romans: Encountering the Gospel's Power

Adam Rudy w/ Ryan Killeen and Rob Miller
Sunday Nights starting April 24 @6:30 PM @ the Manse


How should the church interact with worldly empires? What does it mean to be “one Body” in a multicultural society? What is Christian freedom? What does “being reconciled with God” actually mean, anyway? In this class, we'll be taking a look at the questions and struggles that prompted Paul to write his epistle to the Romans – and how the framework he laid out addressed not only the problems of the church in Rome, but also many of the issues we face in Hamilton.

 

(Re) Introduction to Christianity

Kevin Makins
Tuesday Nights starting April 26th - May 24th @ 7PM @ the Manse

This class aims to introduce (or re-introduce) people to the Big Story of Scripture, and the movement we know as Christianity. What is the bible about? What is the story of our faith? What does it mean to be a Christian? If you are interested in being baptized, this would be a great class to take!

 

Teach us to Pray

Peter Giokas w/ Sandy Giokas
Wednesday Nights starting April 27 - June 1st (extra week!) @ 7 PM @ the Manse

Based on the Lord's Prayer, it will be both an introduction to prayer for those wanting to learn and grow in their practice this vital discipline. And it will also be an opportunity to grow deeper into intimacy with Christ through prayer. We will be using the 'Prayer Course' materials from the Alpha program out of England. Come one, come all. Life transformation awaits.

 

Spiritual Disciplines: the Life of the Christian and the Work of God

Stephen Edwards
Wednesday Nights starting April 27 - May 25 @ 7 PM @ the Manse

God is present and actively at work in our lives as his Spirit both reveals his heart of love for us, as well as transforms our own character into greater likeness with that of his Son Jesus Christ. One way the Spirit does this is as we engage fruitfully with the practices of spiritual disciplines received in the Christian traditions. We will explore a comprehensive range of these practices (see esp. Richard Foster's "Celebration of Discipline") and be encouraged to enrich our own practice or try them for the first time.

Register for a Class - it's Free and Good for the Soul!

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Apr
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

New Neighbours Dinner (Welcoming Syrian Friends)

With thanks those who made and distributed these excellent banners. Glad to be able to be with such a great city welcoming such great people.

With thanks those who made and distributed these excellent banners. Glad to be able to be with such a great city welcoming such great people.

New Neighbours Dinner

Saturday April 23 6pm
Mac Nab St. Presbyterian Church Hall

This year 1,000 Syrian families have moved to Hamilton. They were forced to flee their homes due to the violence and are now starting over in our city. This will be an amazing opportunity to meet some of Hamilton's newest residents and let them know that we are glad they are here.

Things to Know:

- This will be part 'pot-luck' and part prepared food. Some of the Syrian women will be at MacNab kitchen in the afternoon (starting at 1pm) preparing for the dinner. If you want to learn how to prepare delicious Syrian food this is your chance to learn! Please let Alisonalisonjillwitt@gmail.com or Brittani  brittani.farrington@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us for the cooking time.

- We invite everyone to bring various salads (tabbouleh, green salad, etc)  and desserts to share but please no meat in anything you bring. Eating Halal food is very important to our new Syrian friends and it is best just to tell them there is no meat in any of the dishes.

- Bring floor pillows! We will be sitting on pillows around blankets on the floor in traditional Syrian style.

- There will be LOTS of young kids- so expect a bit of chaos!

- Be respectful of our different cultural and religious values. Most of the Syrian families are observant about not touching (ie. shaking hands) with those who are not of the same gender. If someone does not extend their hand to shake your hand then simply put your hand to your heart and nod as an alternative greeting.

- We expect to have some new friends from the Hamilton Mosque join in this event as well. It will be a great opportunity to get to know people from a different faith tradition.

If you want to help, or have any questions, please contact Alison (alisonjillwitt@gmail.com) or Brittani (brittani.farrington@gmail.com)!

 

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Apr
17
to Apr 22

Practicing the Appointed Feasts!

Understanding our Hebraic Roots

Looking for those interested in studying, practicing and celebrating the 7 Appointed Feasts found in Leviticus 23 in this calendar year: 

Passover/Unleavened Bread/ Feast of First Fruits:  April 22nd - 30th
Pentecost: June 11th - 13th
Trumpets: Oct 2nd - 4th  
Atonement: Oct 11th
Tabernacles: Oct 16th - 23rd

This can help to bridge the gap between the Old Testament and it's significance to the Gospel and the life of Chist as our Messiah

This would involved meeting 2-3 times prior to each Feast for small group discussion, and then celebrating each one together as a group (children included in celebration)

These meals and conversations will be hosted by Sarah Blank, and if you would like to join them please RSVP with her by April 17th.

Email: blank.sarahjoy@gmail.com

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Apr
16
10:00am10:00am

Toilet Paper Pick Up!

We raised $6775 by selling TOILET PAPER to people we know! That's a lot of toilet paper.

Now it's on us to pick it all up. 

If you were the seller for any toilet paper you must come pick it up at Wentworth Baptist Church, on this coming Saturday, from 10am-2pm. You can just pull up, load up, and peace out!

Wentworth Baptist Church is located at 120 Wentworth St N, at the intersection of Wentworth and Cannon St.

Thanks everyone for being a part of this goodness!

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Apr
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sharing Spoons: Mental Health Discussions

  • 2 Ray Street South Hamilton, ON, L8P 3V2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is this group all about? 

We hope to provide an opportunity to those with lived experience of mental health challenges to meet with people in their community and share stories, sit in a safe space with others who understand, and extend compassion and support to one another.

What can I expect?

We meet once a month and typically we open up with prayer and check in with how one another are doing. This week in particular we're asking you to come prepared to talk about supports, resources, tools, and strategies that you've found helpful. We know there's no quick fix, and what works for some does not work for others, but let's come together with an open mind to hear stories of what folks have found helpful in lightening the load.

Who is this group for?

Whether you're heavily connected at Eucharist or brand new, whether you see mental health as a major challenge in your life, or something you are just beginning to experience, wherever you are at with faith, religion, God and life, you are welcome!

Why the name Sharing Spoons?

As Claire, one of the hosts, puts it:

"The term sharing spoons comes from a friend of mine who has a really hard time with her mental health and will often say when she isn't well that she's "just out of spoons" referring to spoons as her tools or resources or energy to keep pressing on. And so the idea is that this group will allow us to share our spoons with one another."

We hope you can make it!

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Mar
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

GOOD FRIDAY 2016: A Wake for a Righteous Man: Jesus Has Died. Let Us Eat, Drink, and Tell Stories

A Wake for a Righteous Man

March 25, 8:30pm / 49 Murray St W, Hamilton Ontario

For the last three years we've been experimenting with a unique idea for Good Friday, and every year it's been coming together BEAUTIFULLY. 

The basic idea? We gather together to host a wake for Jesus. 

Over the course of the evening a number of people will tell stories of the deceased (Jesus) from the perspective of those who met him during his life.

It's somber, moving, immersive, and a really unique experience. 

Please go to whatever Good Friday service you would like to, and then invite friends or family to join us afterwards for a wake following the death of Jesus.

Here's how the night will go:

We'll gather at the Makins house at 8:30pm. Please dress in black and bring drinks or any snacks (funeral snacks preferably... square sandwiches / nanaimo bars / etc) to share.

There will be a single mic at the front of the house, and a storyteller will share a story of the deceased, Jesus, to us all. At the end they offer up a toast to a righteous man, who left us all too soon. We cheers. We take a drink. We continue to talk until the next storyteller goes up to the front.

We hope it will bring the story of Jesus to life in a way you haven't experienced before, and that it will cause you to grow in your love and respect for Jesus.

Wherever you or your friends are with faith and religion, this is a really unique way to experience Good Friday and we invite you to join us for the wake of the Most Righteous Man.

And of course, there will be a few surprises...

A few photos from last years wake:


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Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sharing Spoons: Mental Health Discussions

Sharing Spoons will take place this Thursday evening, 7-9 pm at 2 Ray St South.

This is an opportunity for those with lived experience of mental health challenges to come together and share stories, sit in a safe space with others who understand, and come together to show compassion to one another.

Whether you are heavily connected at EC or brand new, whether you see mental health as a major challenge in your life, or something you want to explore more, wherever you are at with faith, religion, God and life, you are welcome!

Why the name? Claire, one of the hosts, writes:

The term sharing spoons is from a friend of mine who has a really hard time with her mental health and will often say when she isn't well that she is "just out of spoons" referring to spoons as her tools or resources or energy to keep pressing on. And so the idea is that this group will allow us to share our spoons with one another.

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Feb
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

T(ALES): A Night of Storytelling, Hymns & Beers

On February 27th Eucharist Church is going to be hosting the first edition of T(ales): A Night of Storytelling, Hymns & Beer, and we are hoping that you can join us! 

T(ales) is a storytelling and hymn singalong that is designed for people to tell their stories and have their voices heard in an open and encouraging environment. 

The first edition of T(ales) will be focused around the theme of "Welcome". 

 

The event will feature storytellers sharing their stories of welcome, whether it's being welcomed to a new city, a new state of mind or even a new country.

This even will also be raising money for our "Extending the table" Refugee Sponsorship Project. Tickets will be $10 at the door and ALL of the funds will go towards Eucharist Church's sponsoring of a refugee family. 

For more information on our sponsorship intiiative, visitwww.eucharistchurch.ca

The event will be hosted by Steve Siemens and Zak McDonald and is an open invitation event to anyone! 

EVERYONE is "Welcome"!

To RSVP on Facebook, click here.

 

 

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Feb
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ash Wednesday

Bring your kids and babies and friends.

Bring your kids and babies and friends.

It's that time again: the one day in the church calendar no card company wants to market!

Ash Wednesday is a powerful time in the church calendar. It acts as a gate into the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. 

So whoever you are and wherever you are at with God, religion, or life; we welcome you to join us for Ash Wednesday:

7pm at MacNab Presbyterian Church (116 MacNab St S, Hamilton, Ontario)

Oh, and please show up on time. This thing is one hour sharp and it's better when we're all there together!

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If you're interested, Nadia Bolz-Weber has some fantastic reflections on the season of Lent, and Ash Wednesday in particular - click here to read. 

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