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  • Fri 02 Oct

    Downtown Hamilton. What do those words mean to you?

    Downtown Hamilton

    When I moved here 6 years ago, Hamilton was explained in two ways: Mountain and Downtown.

    Both were very clear & both very different. At times, when downtown Hamilton was mentioned, it was with a shudder; an inherent fear because, after all, it’s downtown, its messy, it’s urban-busy-industrial-cramped-congested-risky- too many people, and for some it’s just too much to think about.

    Then, years ago at our sites in West Hamilton & East Hamilton,...

    Posted by Jimmy Rushton at 00:00AM | Permalink

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  • Mon 21 Sep

    International Day of Peace: A Reflection


    Today is the International Day of Peace. I’m so thankful that today is dedicated to celebrating this universal value. We would all benefit from seeing more of it in our lives.

    I can’t help but think about how I am promoting peace in my everyday life. Is my desire to live peacefully evident in my life or do my waking hours contribute to conflict and struggle?  What do I spend my time dwelling on?  Do I focus on how I’ve been done wrong by or how we can all use...

    Posted by Laura Hanna at 00:00AM | Permalink

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  • Fri 18 Sep

    8 Reasons to Download the NEW Meeting House App

    New App Promo

    Sure our old app was great and served us faithfully—see what I did there with that adverb… because we’re a church and all and… oh never mind— and I know change might be harder for some than others, but I’ve got eight reasons as to why you should take the plunge and download our new app. 

    1. Do you have a BlackBerry? Because our new app is available on BlackBerry World, and you can now join the fun. Sorry we left you out with the old app!
    2. Notes,...

    Posted by David Siekanowicz at 19:31PM | Permalink

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  • Wed 16 Sep

    CHOOSE PEACE: International Peace Day

    UN International Peace DayMonday September 21 st is International Day of Peace.  What a beautiful thing!  A day dedicated to remember what it means to put our differences aside and give of ourselves for the betterment of others.  This year’s theme is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”. 

    This week I have been thinking of the many ways The Meeting House community is actively engaging in peace.  We support global programs through MCC in Southern...

    Posted by Laura Hanna at 12:55PM | Permalink

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  • Mon 14 Sep

    It Begins With Trust

    Fall Kickoff

    We are finally into Fall Kickoff mode here at The Meeting House, and so many great things are underway across all of our sites this month.  One of the things I am most excited about is our new teaching series The Fellowship of the King.  As a church, we have spent a lot of time over the past few months talking about discipleship, and I’m excited about digging into discipleship and what it means for us to live as disciples of Jesus over the next five weeks.  


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  • Thu 03 Sep

    The Refugee Crisis: They have faces and names too.

    Each year millions of people are forced to flee their home in a desperate attempt to escape persecution, war and human rights abuse.   They do not choose to leave their country.  A refugee is forced to flee. 

    This is   not  just  about the 4 million registered Syrian refugees. 

    It is  also about the 7 million Internally Displaced People in Syria.

    It is  about neighbouring countries, communities, and families hosting...

    Posted by Laura Hanna at 00:00AM | Permalink

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  • Tue 21 Jul

    Stubbornness and the Burning Bush

    Moses Blog Melissa

    One of the words I’ve often described myself as is: stubborn!  Hmmm... maybe tenacious has a better ring to it … regardless, when I have my mind set on something, it’s hard to persuade me otherwise.  It’s a quality that has done me well over the years but also something I believe has led me to miss out on some pretty awesome opportunities!

    When I read the story of Moses & the burning bush, I’m confronted by how often I’ve “pulled...

    Posted by Melissa Ytsma at 00:00AM | Permalink

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  • Mon 20 Jul

    Blog Post: Humility & Grace

    ALT Laura Blog Post Chamba

    It could have been a Coke Cola commercial. They brought a red case of the bottled drink in the simply constructed church from the dusty road, not a house in sight.  One by one the lids were popped off and we were each handed a bottle of the cool liquid. Refreshed, the energy in the conversation rises as we engage more than before.  Our smiles are wider, actions more exaggerated and stories told better.  Although the room is empty apart from a single table, some benches,...

    Posted by Laura Hanna at 09:36AM | Permalink

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  • Tue 14 Jul

    Blog Post: Restoration- On Peace & Healing

    Laura Africa Learning Team

    Captivated, the room hung on every word. I dare not whisper to ask the translator. I wait in silence. She is speaking Ndebele but I am not without understanding. Somewhere between her actions and the emotion filling her voice, I already know.

    Unsure of what exactly we would witness we had entered the Healing Session. In this workshop we found community members of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe learning about peace, conflict and resolution.  

    Guided by the Christian organization they...

    Posted by Laura Hanna at 10:15AM | Permalink

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  • Mon 13 Jul

    Chosen One, Moses, and Attentiveness to God

    Moses Chosen One

    I can truly relate to Moses as one who felt ill-equipped to lead people (Exodus 6:12), but felt called to make one of the largest impacts on Israel’s history. 

    I often feel challenged by Moses’s heart and example as one who listened to God and deeply desired God’s presence. One verse that sticks out in my mind is Exodus 33:15 - “Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”

    God had offered to do God’s...

    Posted by Joe Tenthorey at 17:26PM | Permalink

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