A Country Church
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church is located in the center of the village of Mt. Pleasant, ten kilometers south of the city of Brantford in Southern Ontario. Its location offers both the advantages of a rural setting and the conveniences of nearby urban centers.
Worship is an important part of church life. Our regular Sunday worship service starts at 10:00 am and runs for about an hour. The service is fairly relaxed. People gather to chat before and after the service and you will see everything from dresses and ties to blue jeans and cowboy hats. Piano music and singing are a big part of the service and the childrenís stories are highly interactive. A different type of special music is featured every week ranging from country and gospel to modern spiritual music and† traditional hymns.
Besides the regular Sunday service, Mt. Pleasant also conducts a number of special services. These include a Good Friday service, a Christmas Eve Service and Anniversary and Thanksgiving Services. Coffee hours are held following the services on the second and last Sundays of each month. We also join together with other community churches for community-wide events like the World Day of Prayer in March and the Decoration Day Service held every September at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
On the second and last Sundays of every month, people are invited to stay after church and enjoy coffee and snacks. Donations of loose change are gratefully accepted in The Bread Box. Money collected on the second Sunday goes to the Alzheimerís Society. Money collected on the final Sunday goes to support Virginia, our sponsored child in Mozambique. At Coffee Hour we serve only Fair Trade Certified coffee and tea.
New Life Sunday
The third Sunday of every month is New Life Sunday. On that day, donations of are collected for the Brant County Food Bank.
Communion is celebrated four times a year. On Communion Sundays, all of the loose offering in the collection plate is donated to a charity selected by the members of the Session.
Bible Study sessions are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the church hall.
A number of events are held annually. Details about each event are posted on the Weekly Announcements board on the Home page around the time they happen. In general, events happen at the following times:
January:††† ††††††† Annual Meeting
March: †††††††††††† World Day of Prayer
April: †† †††††††††††† Good Friday Service
†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Roast Beef Supper Fundraiser
May: ††† †††††††††††† Motherís Day Service
†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Amalgamation Sunday Service
June: ††† †††††††††††† Fatherís Day Pancake Breakfast
July: †††† †††††††††††† Church Yard Sale Fundraiser
September: ††††† Decoration Day at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
October: ††††††††† Roast Beef Supper Fundraiser
†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Anniversary Service
November:†††††† Country Church Bazaar Fundraiser
December:††††††† Christmas Eve Service