Community News

Climate Change: Challenge and Response

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Community news, Life Long Learning | 0 comments

You are cordially invited to the next ‘Bread for the Body: Food for the Soul‘ series.     As a follow-up to our worship focus on ‘Creation’ which took place in September, the C.E. Board has invited Gary Purdy and Bob Bond to present two evening sessions to give the congregation opportunity to reflect and consider our response as a community of faith.  These will take place on Thursday November 15 & 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. November 15: the first session will summarize current climate challenges and examine several...

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Our 88th Anniversary

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Community news, Photo Album | 0 comments

Our 88th Anniversary

After worship with our guest preacher Rev. Dr. Scott Hunter, we had a wonderful pot luck luncheon with our MacNeill...

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Newcomer family update

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Community news, Refugee Sponsorship | 0 comments

We have met twice with our newcomer family through the summer.  As of July 19 the family has been in Canada two years.  To celebrate we invited them to a barbecue in the Palin’s backyard.  The children counted the number of (fake) animals in Al’s waterfall, (Red Rock Cascade).  They counted 32.  Ray, Heather and Walter from Burlington Baptist joined us.  19). Two Saturdays ago Ahmad visited the Palins to drop off a dessert, cooked by Randa, to be shared at our coffee hour.  He told us he is now working full-time for the company he worked for...

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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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