Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, July 22
THIS WEEK IN THE CONGREGATION
10:15 am – Prayers in the Vestry
10:30 am – Worship Service
11:40 am – Lemonade on the Lawn
10:00 am – ‘Knit & Knatter’ in the Guild Room
8:00 pm – Pick-up basketball in the Gym
Thank you Central! This year’s June special gift campaign raised nearly $24,000 in two weeks. We came very close to meeting our goal, and things are looking better for the summer. Please remember P.A.R. and all the different ways of giving and supporting the various ministries to all ages at Central, at www.cpchamilton.ca/giving. Thank you again.
In Christ’s service, The Session of Central Presbyterian Church
The Mission Committee is collecting old, used eye glasses, cancelled stamps (please leave at least a one inch border around the stamp), and books for Christian Salvage (there is a list of what they are looking for on the front of the basket). Baskets can be found on top of the coat racks in the hall around the corner from the kitchen. Thank you for your support!
Please keep Eileen Reynolds, Harry & Ria Olivier, Tricia Ferenbach, Eliza Charles, John Jagt, Frances Talbot, Kelly Marquette, Elsa White Harold McKinney, Brian Gallaugher and Sydney Hamber in your prayers.
The prayer team confidentially prays for your concerns. If you have a special need or prayer request, please contact Donna Thomas at 905-664-8107.
The July / August issue of ‘Today’ is now available on the small tables throughout the church.
Syrian Refugee Update: All Hands on Deck!
We are excited to announce that the Almahamid family will be arriving in Hamilton on Thursday July 13th. The committee is busy preparing for their arrival, and appreciates your continued support. While we hope to secure permanent accommodations for the family prior to their arrival, the rental market is extremely competitive and we may need to provide temporary accommodations for them. Please let Tabitha Marshall know ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have any space available to rent (2 or 3 bedrooms) for the short- or long-term. We also continue to accept donations of household items — please see the list in the church hall. Small items may be left on the stage on Sunday; we will arrange to pick up large items (e.g., furniture) from donors. Our thanks again for your prayers and support.
In the Community
The Durand Urban Farm Market at Central opened on Wednesday June 28. The market will run Wednesdays from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. until August 30. Fresh vegetables from local urban farmers will be featured as well as fine foods from local producers. Drop by and support neighbourhood vendors.
During the months of July and August, approximately 60% of people who go to a food bank are families with children and they will need more food over the summer months because their children won’t have access to breakfast, lunch and snack programs which are offered through the schools. A list of “Most Needed Items” has been posted on the wicker basket located at the front entrance in the narthex – any and all donations especially over the summer months are most appreciated! If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please know that every $1.00 you give will buy $5.00 worth of food. Thank you in advance for helping those in our community who are less fortunate.
The Eva Rothwell community clothing center needs clean, gently used clothes. They need all sizes for children, ladies and gents. Their men’s clothing is very low. If you are cleaning out your closets and happen to be able to fill this need, please bring the clothes into the church hall and leave them on the stage. Gloria Gavin will make sure they get to their needed destination or you can take them to the front desk at Eva Rothwell Community Center on Wentworth St. North. Eva Rothwell does not charge for the clothing; anyone in need can shop at the store.
July 2: Sharing the Gospel message
With support from Presbyterians Sharing, staff at our national office provide resources, envision new and innovative models for ministry and congregational life, equip youth, study faith and justice issues, support international partners, equip ministry candidates and new clergy, and so much more! In 2016, PCC staff made over 175 visits to congregations, presbyteries, WMS and AMS groups, colleges, camps, youth groups and events in order to share the Gospel message of love, hope and justice with Presbyterians across Canada.
Presbyterians Sharing connects staff with congregations across Canada
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