Dismas Hamilton

A Safe & Welcoming Community

About Us

Hamilton Dismas began in 2005. Following the growing success of Toronto Dismas , Harry Nigh and Brian Childs approached Rick Pauw to see what it would take to start the second Dismas Fellowship. We started small, but as core members (released offenders), volunteers and friends responded enthusiastically to the welcoming spirit, tasty meals, and friendly atmosphere, we continued to grow.

We invite and welcome people to join us in building a community where everyone matters. At each Dismas gathering we celebrate friendship through great conversation, spirited singing, thought-provoking reflections and meaningful sharing.

We are grateful for the collaborative and generous spirit of those who attend which enables us to prepare and serve our meals, cover our basic expenses, and help in cleaning up at the end of the night.
Dismas Hamilton operates in conjunction with Mennonite Central Committee’s Circles of Support and Accountability program. For further information, please click on the Contact us below and we will be in touch. .

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Where We Meet

First Pilgrim United Church
200 Main Street East
Hamilton Ontario L8N1H3

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When We Meet

Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Wrap-Up: 8:30 PM


2019 Calendar

  • January: 11 & 25
    February: 8 & 22
    March: 8 & 22
    April: 12 & 26
    May: 10 & 24
    June: 7 &21
  • July: TBD
    August: TBD
    September: TBD
    October: TBD
    November: TBD
    December: TBD

** Subject to change, contact us for more information
** Participants must be over 18 years of age.

** We are still working on 2019- For more info complete the contact form below or call us toll-free at 1-877-554-1076

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Thanks for visiting today! If you would like to learn more about who we are and when/where we meet, fill in the form and someone from our Dismas Fellowship Hamilton will contact you soon. We’d love to connect with you and having you become a part of our fellowship.

Alternatively, we can be reached by phone, toll free, at 1-877-554-1076 where you can leave a message and we will get back to you.

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