Max Blumenthal at Centenary

image of Goliath book coverMax Blumenthal will be at Centenary on the Hamilton leg of his lecture/book promotion tour. The date is Wednesday May 21, 2014. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, whose most recent book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel has been critically acclaimed by several reputable international journalists and scholars on the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Doors 7:00 PM, talk begins at 7:30 PM
$10 advance
$12 at door
Tickets online:

24 Main Street West, Hamilton

Robbie Burns Supper

Robert Burns, from engraving
Robert Burns, from engraving

All are invited to a traditional Robbie Burns Supper on:

Friday January 24, 2014 at Centenary United Church, 24 Main Street West (at MacNab) Hamilton

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Address to the Haggis starts at 7:00, with dinner following. Afterwards enjoy musical entertainment with members and friends of our talent-laden chancel choir.

Tickets are $20 each, and must be purchased in advance. Call the office at 905-522-6843 or email centenarychurch@bellnet.cato reserve. No tickets will be available at the door.

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What is REALLY happening in Syria?

Mother Agnes-Mariam of the Cross
Mother Agnes-Mariam of the Cross

Mother Agnes-Mariam of the Cross is Mother Superior at the Monastery and Convent of St. James in Qara, Syria. Much of the population in the towns and villages around the monastery have fled and been made refugees. She left the safety and security of her convent to bear a message of peace in the war zone that is Syria today. Every day there, she puts her life at serious risk organizing ceasefires to permit the evacuation of civilians caught in firefights; trying to save civilians of minority religions (such as Christians and Alawites) and of minority ethnicities (such as Druze) from harm; attempting to protect Christian churches and monasteries from attack; and promoting dialogue between the warring parties. Gunmen attacked her vehicle in May, 2013.

The story that Mother Agnes tells is very different from what we hear and read in the North American press. In May 2013, she organized an international delegation, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, which visited Lebanon and Syria. The delegation observed conditions and talked with refugees, opposition and government representatives. Mother Agnes is one of the main organizers of the Mussalaha (“Reconciliation”) Initiative, a popular movement in Syria seeking to bring about a peaceful, made-in-Syria, political solution to the ongoing war. Mother Agnes-Mariam is likely to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize next year.

Mother Agnes is currently touring the U.S. and Canada to inform people about the reality in Syria and the need to stop foreign support and financing of terrorism. Her message is non-sectarian, promoting the values of peace, love and reconciliation.

Sunday, December 1, 2 p.m., Centenary United Church, 24 Main West at MacNab Street South across from Hamilton City Hall

Admission: $10 waged; $5 unwaged. Donations to cover the costs of the tour gratefully accepted at

Advanced tickets: Ticket-selling locations to be announced soon.

Parking: ample FREE SUNDAY parking at rear of City Hall; busing: Centenary Church is beside the HSR downtown bus terminal and is wheelchair accessible.

Sponsored by the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War. For more info:

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Tour organized by .

Annual Turkey Dinner & Concert on Sat. Dec. 7th

All are invited to the St. Giles site on Saturday December 7, 2013, for dinner and an evening of fine entertainment. There are two seatings for dinner: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious dinner, purchase baked good, poinsettias and crafts, experience a wonderful concert featuring the R.H.L.I. Band


dinner & concer: $25
dinner only: $20
concert only: $10

ST. GILES UNITED CHURCH is Part of One Main Street United Church
RSVP to St. Giles site: 905-549-3068 or St. Giles United Church is at 85 Holton Ave. South (at Main) Hamilton

Please print and post the flyer— an invite your friends!

Fundraiser for Adult Community Support Program

The Adult Community Support Program at NGEN is holding a fundraising event on Saturday Dec. 7, 2013 at 6P:00 p.m. in the church hall at Centenary United (24 Main Street West, Hamilton).
photo of Country music singer Chelsea Crites
Tickets are $25 per person and include a light buffet catered by Collabria Cafe, and entertainment by country singer Chelsea Crites.
All proceeds go towards programming costs for participants in the Adult Community Support Program at NGEN. For more information or to buy tickets please phone 905-527-9999.

From Charity to Justice

HFCA – flyer- click to view or download PDF

Hamilton Faith Communities in Action presents a conference for faith leaders in Hamilton on Tuesday October 22, at Centenary United Church, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is included.  Register via Eventbrite:

Workshop topics include: income security, youth and poverty, aboriginal justice, and precarious employment.  Keynote speaker is Joe Gunn, Executive Director, Citizens for Public Justice.

For inquiries, call 905-522-1148 x. 318, or e-mail

Sponsored by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, the Ontario Multi-faith Council, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination, and the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton.


Affirm United Conference 2013 — Sing a New Song!

August 2 – 5 in North Bay– Come and be inspired by what Spirit is saying to the Church in gathered community, LGBTQ2S and allies, on the shores of Lake Nipissing in Manitou Conference–the conference of the Great Spirit. What new song of welcome, inclusion and justice shall we sing? Affirm United Poster 2013 Please view, download, post

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