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CBM Update Video

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

This year’s Kamp Tumaini program was another great success thanks to the generous support of Canadian Baptist churches, summer camps, and individuals. We are so grateful for the eight youth volunteers who joined us from across Canada. Aaron and Erica Kenny

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A Tribute to Sheila Davies

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

A tribute to Sheila Davies will be held Saturday September 8, 2:00 – 4:00 at the Children’s International Learning Centre, 189 King William Street, Hamilton RSVP: 905-529-8813       cilc1970@gmail.com Sheila was the founder of the CILC. For more details see the notice on the family board in the MacNeill King Street hallway. The Women of McNeill will be attending the tribute to Sheila in place of their scheduled meeting. Beverly Woods and Ruby Purdy will organize car-pooling for those who wish a ride. The event takes place as stated above from...

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Combined Summer Services

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Services begin at 10 am   Westdale United Church July 1                Preacher Andy Crowell July 8                Preacher Andy Crowell July 15              Preacher Andy Crowell MacNeill Baptist Church July 22              Preacher Garry Blinch July 29              Preacher Paula Papky Aug 5                Preacher Scott Hunter St Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church Aug 12               Preacher TBA Aug 19               Preacher TBA Aug 26               Preacher TBA   Sunday services will resume at MacNeill on Sept 2 at the usual time of 11 am....

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The Pledge Box is back!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Community news, Refugee Sponsorship | 0 comments

At a recent MacNeill congregational meeting we passed the following motion:  that the MacNeill and Burlington Baptist Churches Newcomer Committee be given agreement in principal to proceed with the investigation of the process to sponsor the Al Atmeh brothers; with the understanding that this information will be brought to the congregation for final approval to apply for sponsorship.  It was understood that this process might take two years or even more. In the meantime it was agreed that we reach out, once more, to both congregations for a...

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Party for Leanne June 16

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Celebration of Leanne’s Graduation!  You are invited to a MacNeill church family party on Saturday June 16 at 5 p.m. in celebration of Leanne’s graduation from McMaster University with a degree in Music! The party will take the form of a pot-luck first course, with cake and ice-cream as desert.  We will gather at 5 p.m. for punch in the parlour and begin the meal around 5.30 p.m.  This party is for the entire MacNeill church family and will replace the annual June barbecue. As you think about what you might prepare for the first course,...

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She Matters Campaign

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Canadian Baptist Ministries is now in its fourth year of the “She Matters” campaign, which seeks to highlight global gender inequality.  Previous campaigns have focused on girl’s education, microcredit for women entrepreneurs, and empowerment of women in leadership. “She Matters 4” will focus on issues facing indigenous women in Canada.  As in the past, we, at MacNeill, have been in solidarity with the “She Matters” programs and celebrate these endeavours on Mother’s Day Sunday. As part of the celebration this year there will be “Mother’s Day...

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Congregational Meeting May 13

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Message from your Deacon’s Board: There will be a congregational business meeting after the morning service on Sunday May 13, 2018 to approve a letter of response to the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec, (CBOQ), on behalf of the MacNeill congregation.   At the CBOQ Assembly 2017 a motion was presented by a group of pastors and churches within the CBOQ who are vehemently opposed to same-sex relationships and members of the LGBTQ community becoming members and holding positions on governing councils of the member churches.  Same sex...

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Al Atmeh Family Update

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Community news, Refugee Sponsorship | 0 comments

Many of us enjoyed a visit with the Al Atmeh family at the Easter Breakfast, and I visited with them at their apartment recently.  Their English is strong enough that, although explanations were sometimes needed, Randa and Ahmed are quite able to join in conversations.  Randa says English is easier to learn than Arabic would be for a second language. Randa now has her driver’s license and Ahmad has his G License.  Ahmad is starting Level 4 and this week is being tested on his knowledge of Ontario geography.  He plans to stay in school for a...

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Strata’s Sphere

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Strata’s Sphere

Some photos from Strata’s Sphere, a concert by Strata Vocal Ensemble led by Laurel Forshaw.  Photos by Bruce Papky. April 29 2018...

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Strata Vocal Ensemble Concert

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Community news | 0 comments

Strata Vocal Ensemble Concert

Strata’s Sphere Our tribute to the sun, moon, and stars. April 28 2018 at 7:30 pm Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn St, Oakville April 29 2018 at 3:00 pm MacNeill Baptist Church, 1145 King St W, Hamilton We in Strata Vocal Ensemble are excited to reveal some details of our upcoming concert, Strata’s Sphere, which will showcase all manner of songs about the sun, moon, and stars. Clearly our vibrant new conductor, Laurel Forshaw, is inspiring us to new heights! Highlights include Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Sure on this Shining Night by...

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