Lent is a forty day season leading up to Easter, during which we reflect on the journey of Christ to the cross, and our own journey with God. There are many unique ways to involve yourself in the life of the community this season, so please see the details below.
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.
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 & OVERALL 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.
Wednesday, March 6 | Ash Wednesday, 7pm
Sunday, March 10 | Jill Trites, Pastor at Eucharist Church, preaching on the Woman at the Well
Sunday, March 17 | Cindy Westfall, Prof at McMaster Divinity College, preaching on the Woman Who Anointed Jesus Feet
Sunday, March 24 | Natalie Frisk, Curriculum Pastor for the Meeting House, preaching on the Woman Caught in Adultery
Sunday, March 31 | Allison Witt, Church Engagement Developer with Refugees Canada, preaching on the Canaanite Woman
Sunday, April 7 | Leanne Friesen, Pastor at Mount Hamilton Baptist, preaching on the Woman Who Bled for Twelve Years
- “One year in the building” celebration potluck to follow
Sunday, April 14 | Cindy Stover, Justice Mobilizer for the Christian Reformed Church, preaching on Martha
Friday, April 19 | Good Friday, Wake for a Righteous Man, 8pm
Sunday, April 21 | Easter Sunday
Miss a Sunday and want to hear the sermon? Subscribe to our podcast using your favourite app, or click here to listen online.
This spring we are excited to offer five weeks of classes on five different themes related to spiritual practices and prayer.
Each course is a one-off class featuring a different teacher. They will all take place at our building, 130 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario.
May 1, Peter Giokas teaching on Spiritual Formation
May 8, Shira Gamey teaching on Praying the Psalms
May 15, Diane Albert teaching on Prayer
May 22, Stephen Edwards teaching on Reading Scripture
May 29, Jill Trites teaching on Silence and Solitude
Wake for a Righteous Man: Good Friday 2019
For six years now we've been hosting a very unique Good Friday experience. 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.
Please dress in black and bring a drink or snack to share.
Friday April 17, 8-10:30pm
130 Victoria Ave N,
Six Nations Land and Resource Rights Presentation
Paul General and Charles Hostovsky will share their many years of experience working with Six Nations of the Grand River. Through their presentations, we will learn about the history of land and resource use within the Grand River watershed, and about positive ways forward using consensus for urban and environmental planning that is sustainable and respectful.
Thursday April 25, 7-9pm
130 Victoria Ave N
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.
NEW SERMON SERIES | WOMEN WHO MET JESUS
You can tell a lot about a person by how they interact with those who do not have power. Women have often faced societal hardship and difficulties, and the time of Jesus was no exception. And yet, in every interaction with a woman, Jesus reveals something powerful and subversive about God, humanity, and how the Kingdom of God works.
Join us this lent, when every week we’ll spotlight a woman who met Jesus, and discover what it reveals about the God of justice and mercy.
Each week will feature a woman preaching. Some are from our community, some are guests, and all of them will have something powerful to offer.
You can hear new sermons every Sunday, or listen to old episodes on our podcast. Search “Eucharist Church” in your podcast app, or click here.