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

HOLY WEEK at MAPLE GROVE

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 2, 2015
7:00 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes

GOOD FRIDAY April 3, 2015
9:30 a.m.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Alan Hayes
Chancel Choir

EASTER SUNDAY April 5th, 2015
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes
Chancel Choir at both services
Children’s Choirs at 10:30 a.m.

All Are Welcome

The Maple Grove Fertilizer Sale Is Here

Can spring be far behind?
Now in its 55th year, the annual Maple Grove Fertilizer and Lawn Care Sale is back with another great lineup of lawn-care products at fantastic prices.
Featuring new products such as the 6-24-24 Lawn Starter and time-tested favourites — including 100% organic products — the sale has complete lawn and garden fertilizing solutions for every home.
Sale day is Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for your brochure in the mail or visit the Lawn Care Sale website to order online!

VBS 2015

Maple Grove United Church invites all children entering JK to grade 6 this Fall to get ready to experience God’s unstoppable love at the G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School! The fun begins Monday July 13th and ends Friday July 17th from 9:30 – noon at Maple Grove United Church.
The adventures include creative crafts, Bible story fun, science, and great music.

Registration will begin on Monday April 13th for Maple Grove members and Monday April 27th for member of the community.

UNITED CHURCH SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Important Release

Application Deadline April 17, 2015

3 POSITIONS OPEN FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
Funded by the 2015 Canada Summer Jobs Program
For students age 15-30*
Average of 27-28 hours/week for eight weeks, starting July 6, 2015
(Also 2 training days – June 29 & 30)

 3 positions as Vacation Bible School Camp Counselors to enthusiastically participate in a multi-site United Church Vacation Bible School Program. This exciting collaboration amongst 8 churches will provide opportunities for students to gain work experience related to leadership and teaching, role modeling/mentoring, team building, and sharing community resources.
For more information, complete job descriptions,
and how to apply – please see below
Application deadline is April 17, 2015.

*Applicant must meet eligibility criteria as outlined below:
(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act**
(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

**Foreign students are not eligible.

UNITED CHURCH SUMMER DAY CAMPS


Halton Presbytery of the United Church of Canada is recruiting a leadership team of Christian young people, age 15 to 30, to work an average of 27-29 hours a week providing a travelling Christian day camp program for 8 weeks this summer at different locations throughout the Presbytery. Some churches are providing a full day program from 9am-3pm, while others are providing a half-day program. The other half-day (afternoons) will be spent in clean up and preparation.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Counselor
Duties and Responsibilities:
Enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program, including leadership, music, drama, games, crafts, supervision, and interaction with children involved in the program. This includes participating in the training program.
Memorize program songs and skits prior to final training day.
Work and interact co-operatively with co-ordinators, teammates, host churches, Director/Minister, and volunteers.
Serve as a role model to the children and an ambassador of the church at all times while offering this ministry to others.

SPECIFICS
You must be able to arrange your own transportation (we will try to facilitate carpooling when possible).
You must be at least 15 years of age at the start of employment and be a full-time student the year preceding employment and the year following.
You must be available for training Monday, June 29 & Tuesday, June 30.
If selected you must agree to and arrange for a police check (vulnerable sector). We will reimburse the fee.
You must have proof of having taken a first-aid course. Financial assistance is available if needed.

THE PROGRAM
Please note that it is our intention to offer the program in 8 different churches in 8 weeks of the summer. Counselors will be available from 8:30 am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Counselors will be offered 8 weeks of employment at minimum wage: the first week of training, June 29 & 30, will be five hours a day, then eight program weeks at 27-28 hours a week, beginning July 6.
**We have applied to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, for which we have been approved the past two years. This grant would pay the wages for the three students hired. Our plan is to do interviews in April, but we may not hear of our approval for the Summer Jobs program until the beginning of May and will not be able to offer positions until that time.
Please direct questions, cover letter and résumé to: Jennifer Benson -mgucce@cogeco.net

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 a book format of his presentations.

The History of Christianity

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

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

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Maple Grove United Church

346 Maple Grove Drive Oakville ON L6J 4V5

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