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In-Person Services

We are grateful that the City of Hamilton has accepted Premier Doug Ford’s decision to allow churches to resume in-person services.  Congregants may now register online using the button below (and by telephone).

In keeping with the health and safety regulations, congregants need to wear masks and respect social distancing of 2 metres.

Sunday school is available for toddlers to grade five. The Forest Room will be reserved as the “Family Zone” for young parents and their small children since nursery care is not available.

The church office is open (while adhering to government restrictions) Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Visitors are asked to make an appointment and follow the strict COVID-19 guidelines when in the office.

The Elder Team and ministry staff continue to be available to serve.

We continue to pray for our elected officials, frontline workers, and those who have been hardest hit by this pandemic.  We are available to pray for your specific needs too.

We encourage our church family to stay connected by attending or watching Sunday services, receiving our weekly Life Online newsletter, and reaching out to one another.  Wherever we go, let’s go together!

“Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity” (Ephesians 5:15-16a).

This Sunday

Speaker: Bill Thornton

The Gospel of Mark is written in the present tense and packed with action.  It’s narrative is abrupt and moves at breathless speed.  This eyewitness account (of the apostle Peter) presents the life of Christ in two symmetrical acts: his identity as King and his purpose in dying on the cross.  How this series ends depends on how you act.

We will be posting virtual services on our Watch Live page.  Join us online every Sunday at 10 am.  Watch any of our previous sermon videos on the On Demand page.

Christmas Eve (Online)

Join us for an evening of reflection to celebrate the wonder of Emmanuel–”God with us”–through Christmas carols and a meditation. It will be available on our Watch Live page from 4:00 – 10:00 pm.

Easter Presentation

Dare to Believe (Fall) Campaign

In April 2019 we celebrated the Grand Opening of our $3 million dollar building expansion.  We now have an enlarged lobby and kitchen, new washrooms, an activity room and kids meeting room.  We praise God for his provision in allowing this dream to become a reality.  Of course, our ultimate objective is not an expanded facility, but having the space to advance the kingdom of Christ.  We invite you to invest in the future with us by committing to donate towards the remaining $1.551 million dollar loan.  Our goal is to receive a minimum of $160,000 each year over and above donations to the General Budget.  By doing so, may God “bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Conrinthians 9:8).

Dare to Believe (Fall) Campaign

In April 2019 we celebrated the Grand Opening of our $3 million dollar building expansion.  We now have an enlarged lobby and kitchen, new washrooms, an activity room and kids meeting room.  We praise God for his provision in allowing this dream to become a reality.  Of course, our ultimate objective is not an expanded facility, but having the space to advance the kingdom of Christ.  We invite you to invest in the future with us by committing to donate towards the remaining $1.551 million dollar loan.  Our goal is to receive a minimum of $160,000 each year over and above donations to the General Budget.  By doing so, may God “bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Conrinthians 9:8).

Small groups provide a way for participants to experience meaningful Christian community and enhance Christ-centred relationships through caring, praying, and studying together.  Choose one of the following in-person Life Groups or online E-Groups that best fits you.

Men’s Life Group

Bible Study

Type of small group: In-person
Location: FBC Forest Room
When: Tuesdays (Until December 8)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly discussion on scripture readings. Booklet provided, no cost.
Facilitator: Jim Coleman

Ladies Life Group

No Other Gods

Type of small group: In-person
Location: FBC Forest Room/Lobby
When: Mondays (Until December 7)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly study on “No Other Gods” by Kelly Minter. Workbook available for $20.00.
Facilitator: Jennifer Grabar

Mixed Group

Alpha Course

Type of small group: Online
When: Thursdays (Until December 10)
Time: 7:00 pm
Details: Alpha is an eight-week video series that explores the introductory beliefs of Christianity and allows for much discussion.  It is designed for those investigating Christianity or new believers wanting to learn the basics. No cost, no homework.
Facilitator: Heather Thornton

Mixed Groups

Thriving in Babylon

Type of small group: In-person
When: Sundays (Until December 13)
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Details: A bi-weekly discussion on the life of Daniel based on the book “Thriving in Babylon” by Larry Osborne. Books available to purchase.
Facilitator: Chris Robb

The Prodigal Son

Type of small group: Online for 20 to 40 year olds
When: Tuesdays (Until December 8)
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Details: A weekly discussion based on the video series by Matt Chandler entitled “The Prodigal Son.” Booklets available to purchase online but not required.
Facilitators: Justin & Brooke Anderson

Christianity & Science: Exploring Their Harmony

Type of small group: Online
When: Thursdays (Until December 10)
Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Details: A weekly discussion of selected YouTube videos. No books, no cost.
Facilitator: Peter Riis

If you’re interested in exploring Christianity further, you can watch a brief video of Pastor Bill explaining the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Good News of Jesus Explained

If you’re interested in exploring Christianity further, you can watch a brief video of Pastor Bill explaining the core message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Stay Connected

A great way to stay informed and connected is by receiving our weekly Life Online update. You can also follow us on Facebook here.

Stay Connected

A great way to stay informed and connected is by receiving our weekly Life Online update. You can also follow us on Facebook here.

Children’s Ministries

We provide online Sunday school lessons and creative challenges (for Toddlers to Grade 5) led by Mrs. Alison. Click the button to receive the link.

Youth Ministries

Our Jr & Sr High Student Ministries (for students in Grades 6-12) are returning to in-person activities this Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Click below to sign up for email updates and more information.

Upcoming Events

Facility Expansion

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TRANSFORMATION
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