Our Mission . . .We believe in a loving, merciful, generous, and creative God. In response, we will create a faith community that welcomes all and encourages everyone to grow spiritually as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We do this by:
– welcoming all into our faith community as we work to eliminate the barriers that may divide us
– building on the Lutheran tradition to grow in stewardship, discipleship, and caring for one another
– engaging in partnerships with community organizations, area congregations, and the wider church to help those in need
Grace Lutheran Church
1107 Main St. West., Hamilton, ON L8S 1B8
We are located at the corner of Main St. W. and Cline, just west of Columbia College and east of McMaster University and Hospital.
WORSHIP SERVICES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
However, you can receive materials weekly by email for your own personal worship when convenient for you, or, join us for a casual worship service Sunday mornings at 11 am via Zoom. For further information, please email Pastor Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are more than welcome to join us!
Some of our programs are on going. See below for more information!
Good Food Box Program. GFBox on Tuesday, January 5th at Grace and pick-up at Trinity/Hughson (downtown Hamilton at Hughson and Wilson) on January 22nd. Call 905-527-0877 or email email@example.com for more information and to order. Cost is still $18 for 25-30 lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit. Subsidies available.
Tolkien Discussion Group – Saturdays from 2-3:30 pm via Zoom. This group is intended to raise awareness of the literary works of JRR Tolkien. The stories he wrote are truly legendary. The themes within them of eco-spirituality, of escapism, of hope all apply today, especially in our rapidly changing chaotic world. We are currently reading the Lord of the Rings. You can join in at any time. You can access the book in pdf form at http://www.tolkiengrace.weebly.com
For more information contact Shawn McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centering Prayer – Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom. This group is ecumenical and inclusive in orientation and welcomes all who have an interest in practicing and learning about Centering Prayer. For more information contact Jim Bell at email@example.com
Learning Series: Aging in Community (Aging Together) and Grace Lutheran present:
Urban Explorer and Photographer Mike Heinhold will share his photos on little know places of historic interest in Hamilton’s downtown on Thursday, January 28 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Enjoy this experience via Zoom. For more information or to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 25 from 4:30-6 pm Mike will show his photos and talk about the beauty of Hamilton’s Industrial Area.
OTHER AGING IN COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Writing Your Memoir:
Dates: Mondays, January 25 and Feb 1
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Facilitator: Ellen Ryan (contact at email@example.com)
Co-Sponsors: Hamilton Aging in Community, McMaster Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, & Hamilton Public Library
Writing memoir (life stories) is a creative activity which benefits the older writer as well as family and loved ones with whom stories are shared. We discuss benefits, writing strategies, and sample stories. Within each session, participants respond to writing prompts and are invited to read their work aloud. Participants are encouraged to take part in both sessions.
TAI CHI – Classes are now suspended due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Wellness Tai Chi is based on the original principles of Taoist Tai Chi and other internal Chinese martial arts.* It is intended for students who have completed a beginner’s Taoist Tai Chi class and who wish to improve their practice and deepen their understanding of Tai Chi and similar internal martial arts forms. In addition to Tai Chi, we practice five other internal martial art forms: Lok Up Ba Fa, Hsing-I, Pa Kua, sword & sabre.
Classes are held three times a week: Mondays 4:45 – 5:45 pm., Wednesdays 4:45- 5:45 pm. & Saturdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Jim Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Wellness Tai Chi is not affiliated with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.
CUMBERLAND GROUP – Group now suspended due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Join us as we begin a study of the Bible through the stories of women in our scriptures. We will be using the book The Women’s Bible Commentary edited by Dr. Carol A. Newsom (Chandler School of Theology – Emory University) and Dr. Sharon H. Ringe (Wesley Theological Seminary) and listen to podcasts delivered by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School. To register for this study group please call 905 527 0877 or email email@example.com.