Sunday Service Times

Welcome to Maple Grove United Church

We have two services:

9:00 am Meditation Service

10:30 am Family Service with Chancel Choir


Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm

The Outreach Committee invites everyone to a special meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm in the Friendship Room.
Wendy Belcher, coordinator of Amnesty International’s Oakville group will be speaking about the group’s adopted prisoner, Huseyin Celil.
Celeil, previously a resident of Burlington, Ontario with a wife and two boys still resident there is imprisoned in China with a life sentence for peacefully promoting the religious and political rights of the Muslim Uighur minority. Things went wrong for the Celil family after they travelled to Uzbekistan to visit the wife’s family. The Chinese authorities found out Celil was there and had him extradited to China where he was held in a secret place, threatened and forced to sign a confession. Learn more about how human rights advocates and the Canadian government are working to secure the release of Celil.

JNAC Report

We have submitted the advertisement for the second ministerial position at the church to the Hamilton Conference Vacancy List and to the United Church Observer.

Our JNAC report is available at the attached link for applicants to the position to peruse the details of that report.

JNAC Report

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Quick Trip Through Christian History

“From Christ to Calvin”, the title of the new “Learning For The Soul” series, has now concluded.
For anyone who wasn’t able to attend Alan Wheable’s fascinating overview of the early periods of Christian history, Alan has prepared downloadable materials of all 7 of his presentations:

The History of Christianity Session 1
History of Christianity Session II – The Months After Easter
History of Christianity Session III – The Disciples
History of Christianity Session IV – Paul, James and Jude
History of Christianity Session V – Nero to Theodosius
History of Christianity Session VI – Bible and Canon
History of Christianity Session VII – Later Schisms

First Nations Scholarship – First Recipient

The first recipient of Maple Grove’s First Nations Scholarship is Cyndil Corbiere, a student in the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Sudbury.

Cyndil received the $7,500 award from university president Dr. Pierre Zundel at a special ceremony held on Sept. 24.

Cyndil Corbiere, first recipient of Maple Grove's First Nations ScholarshipComing to the University of Sudbury from the Kenjgewin Teg Education Institute located in M’Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island, Cyndil declared she plans to return to Manitoulin after graduation. “I will never give up!” she said.

Maple Grove United Church founded the First Nations Scholarship to assist Indigenous students in meeting their financial needs during their studies within the Laurentian Federation of universities. It is an annual award.

There are many other worthy students like Cyndil who struggle with financial needs. People can donate directly to the scholarship by clicking on the DONATE button located on this website below. If individuals or groups would like to start their own scholarship, they may contact us for information at mguc@cogeco.net.

Mike Beauchamp’s Lyrics to Psalm 139

Use the link to download Mike’s lyrics which he sang at Sunday’s service (Sept 28, 2014).

O Lord, You Have Searched Me And You Know Me – from Psalm 139

Time and Talent 2014-2015

With the coming of Fall, comes the opportunity once again to complete the Time and Talent survey to indicate your interest in helping Maple Grove continue to be a vibrant community of faith. We invite you to take the time to prayerfully consider the opportunities you will find on the link provided below. Each ministry is described with specific opportunities, frequency, and time commitments. Your involvement and response is critical in determining which ministries will continue for the coming year.

We have been so blessed by God’s gifts. Please join in finding some way – maybe even some small way, to share the gifts of time and talents within the Maple Grove community.

For more on ways you can serve and respond, please visit the following site to complete the Time and Talent Questionnaire: here is the link. Thank you for your participation!

Rev. Dr. Morar’s Weekly Column

Morar writes a weekly column for the online Oakville News. Read it here!

A Poetic Kind of Blog

Follow Andy King’s lectionary-based poetry blog: A Poetic Kind Of Place

Donations

To donate, send a cheque to:

Maple Grove United Church

 346 Maple Grove Drive Oakville ON L6J 4V5

Or donate on-line using the “Donate Now Button”:

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