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.
The JRR Tolkien Discussion 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
WORSHIP IN OCTOBER ~ 10:30 a.m.
October 6: St. Francis of Assisi Sunday. Bring your pet for a blessing (on a leash or in a pet bag). Guest Speaker: Shawn McKenzie, PhD., who will be speaking on EcoSpirituality and JRR Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings). We welcome Eric Greene on guitar.
October 13: Thanksgiving Sunday. Guest musicians: Nicole Renwick on French Horn and Laim McDermott on trumpet.
October 20: Jesus and Widows
October 27: Reformation Sunday. This is a joint amalgamation service. All are welcome! Guest musicians: Nicole Renwick on French Horn and Laim McDermott on trumpet.
There is a quiet play area for small children in the back of the churchand a baby change table in the cloak room. Children 4+ are welcome to go to the craft table in Grace Hall during the sermon.
Good Food Box Program. GFBox at Grace on Tuesday, November 5 (order by October 28th). GFBox at St. John’s (downtown Hamilton at Hughson and Wilson) on October 25 (order by October 18th). Call 905-527-0877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to order. Cost is still $18 for 30 lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit. Subsidies available.
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: email@example.com
*Wellness Tai Chi is not affiliated with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.
CUMBERLAND GROUP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meetings are Monday September 30, October 7, 21 and 28. No meeting on Thanksgiving Monday.
Learning Series: Aging in Community (Aging Together) and Grace Lutheran present:
We will be hosting a Death Cafe (Westdale) here at Grace on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9 pm. To learn more about Death Cafe go to: http://www.deathcafe.com
Join us for tea and coffee, cake and meaningful conversation about end of life.
Growing Spiritually in Later Life
This interfaith workshop for older adults will take place on Friday, October 25, 10 am-12 noon in the Ancaster Library (back entrance, lower level, 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster). Pastor Loretta Jaunzarins, Grace Lutheran Church, and Dr. Ellen Ryan, McMaster University, will open the session with brief talks.
After a refreshment break, small groups will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss how the blessings and challenges of old age affect their search for meaning and purpose in their lives. The workshop is sponsored by Hamilton Aging in Community and Ancaster Community Services. For information, contact 905-527-0877; email: email@example.com To see more events: Aging Together website
Spiritual Cinema Circle
Friday, October 25 at 7 pm. Feature Film: The Carer starring Brian Cox. You’ll remember him as the Shakespearean actor who played King Lear with the Royal Shakespearean Company and made appearances in The Bourne Identity, Braveheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Troy among dozens of other films. Invite a friend and bring a snack to share.