EVERYTHING ORDINARY TIME: SUMMER 2019
If you are new to our community, welcome to our "Everything" page. Below you can find out all that is happening in the next few months in our community.
During the summer we intentionally practice a simple Sunday service. Much of our gathering will be familiar, but the music will be stripped down, the sermon significantly shorter, and the whole thing will last only an hour. Our hope is that it will allow us to settle into the rhythms of summer and get free from some of the busy hustle. There is a season in the church calendar called “Ordinary Time” where nothing particularly special or intense happens, just the gathering of God’s beloved around a common table. That’s what we want our summers to feel like: Perfectly ordinary.
If there are any unanswered questions by the end of this, feel free to email Pastor Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pastor Kevin (email@example.com) or the Elders (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will make sure to answer your questions!
SUNDAY SERVICES & SUMMER SCHEDULE
Our Sunday gatherings are in the afternoon.
2:30 for coffee/tea, 3pm for the service.
Our building is 130 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton Ontario.
There are bike lock stations as well as street parking on Victoria, and all side streets.
Please be respectful to neighbours as you park.
July + August | Ordinary Time
One-hour weekly services every Sunday, same time and place.
Talk + Pray Event | August 14, 7pm
An evening to pray and talk about how God might be calling us to use our building in the next few years.
Miss a Sunday and want to hear the sermon? Subscribe to our podcast using your favourite app, or click here to listen online.
For years we’ve been trying to figure out how best to articulate what participating in Eucharist looks like.
This Spring we’ve been teaching on what it means to be a part of the church in an intentional and participatory way, (you can find the podcasts by subscribing to “Eucharist Church” on your podcast app, or by clicking here).
Please listen especially to the sermons titled “Posture of a Partner” if you want to know more about participating in Eucharist.
Our hope is that by the fall, those who spend time in our community will be able to make a decision whether they would like to “partner” with our community in a more intentional way.
For more details on what partnership looks like in our community, why we think it’s important, and what it practically looks like, please read our short article “Partnering in a Church Community” by clicking here.
ANNUAL GENERAL PARTY UPDATES
On June 9 we hosted our Annual General Party, and it was so life-giving to reflect on the last year, look ahead to the next, and review our budget together. In case you' missed it, we’ve gathered together the documents from the meeting, which you can download below.
Thursday 10-4pm the building will be open for anyone who wants to come by and work on their own stuff, pray or read in the sanctuary, or work on a building project.
The door to the office (on Evans Street) will be unlocked. Come hang out in the building.
Every Thursday at noon we are now praying at the building (130 Victoria Ave N)
We'd love to have you join us, and feel free to bring some work and stick around afterwards. The building will be open.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2019
We are thrilled to have Megan Little, Meredith Park, and Bethany Kenyon join us as our 2019 Artists in Residence. They will be making work at the intersection of faith, art, and community through the summer. We asked each one what questions they carry into this residency and to give us a sample of something they’ve made before. Pray for them this summer, and come say hello on a Thursday Co-Working Day or a Sunday.
To listen to our Eucharist sermons search “Eucharist Church” in your podcast app, or click here.