Formula 4 Hope 2021

Formula 4 Hope 2021

Dear St. Hilda’s family,

This year we as a church have decided to once again support the work of the Atwell Centre by participating in the Formula 4 Hope Baby Bottle fund raiser.

About Atwell Centre

In brief, “Atwell Centre is a nonprofit agency located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario that provides Pregnancy Options Support to women facing unplanned pregnancies.  Our approach is to provide hope, compassionate support, information and respect.”

For more information on Atwell Centre please visit:

Formula 4 Hope

Formula 4 Hope is an annual fundraising campaign that helps support Atwell Centre’s work with women in downtown Hamilton. The campaign runs between Mother’s Day (Sunday May 9) and Father’s Day (Sunday June 20).

This year’s goal is to raise $60,000 for women who depend on Atwell for their services.

Due to many changes we’re all facing right now, and as last year’s campaign, Atwell Centre has an online focus. No plastic baby bottles. Just fill up your ‘Virtual Bottle’, and they do all the rest.

For more information visit:

St. Hilda’s Participation

Personal participation is entirely optional. If you wish to participate in the ‘Virtual (online) Edition’, a “St. Hilda’s Church” team page has been launched:

Once on St. Hilda’s Formula 4 Hope fundraising page, click on the “Give Now” button to donate.

Notes: You do not need to have an account on JustGiving to donate; you may donate as a guest. Your donation amount can be hidden from public view if selected. Based on our last year’s Formula 4 Hope giving of $400, we have been challenged to raise $550. Charitable tax receipts will be issued by Atwell Centre.

If you prefer not to participate in the Virtual/online edition but still want to participate, please contact Bob & Joan Towarnicki & they will either email or provide a printed donation form.

Thank you for prayerful consideration.

What we believe

We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, we identify the following seven elements as characteristic of the Anglican Way, and essential for membership:

  1. We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.
  2. We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
  3. We confess the godly historic Episcopate as an inherent part of the apostolic faith and practice, and therefore as integral to the fullness and unity of the Body of Christ.
  4. We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three Catholic Creeds: the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian.
  5. Concerning the seven Councils of the undivided Church, we affirm the teaching of the first four Councils and the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh Councils, in so far as they are agreeable to the Holy Scriptures.
  6. We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.
  7. We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1562, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.

In all these things, we are determined by the help of God to hold and maintain as the Anglican Way has received them the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ.

“The Anglican Communion,” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher wrote, “has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God’s Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to “the faith once delivered to the saints.”

To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian,” at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.