Sunday Service Times

Welcome to Maple Grove United Church

One Service Only

9:30 am

From May 17th to September 6th

All Are Welcome

Rooted in Faith, Growing Our Future – special request

Fellow Members and Friends of Maple Grove United!

As part of our visioning renewal, we set some goals to strengthen our worship, develop strong community partnerships, facilitate the spiritual growth of our members and implement programs to enrich our lives and the community. To do these things, we need you to help us by identifying how you feel Maple Grove United Church is meeting your needs, how it can improve and how we can reach out to our community. Will you take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us?

We invite all our members, visitors, neighbours, sometime attenders, youth, youngsters and oldsters to complete a special confidential survey which you can find by clicking on this link:

CLICK HERE

IF the link does not work, please copy it and paste into your browser so you can participate. IF You do not have a computer, there are hard copies that can be picked up in the church office or in the sanctuary and returned in a sealed envelope for confidentiality.

We rely on volunteers to help us provide an active, vibrant ministry to the community. Perhaps you have an idea, a project or something you think we should be doing and could help us with. In order to keep the survey itself confidential, we invite you to send any ideas, suggestions to us through the church office at 905-845-5721 or email:mguc@cogeco.net and subject it as ‘new idea’.

Thank you for taking the time to help us make Maple Grove United Church truly Rooted in Faith, Growing Our Future.

Organist/Pianist

Located in South-east Oakville, Maple Grove United Church is seeking an enthusiastic, proficient organist/pianist as part of their extensive music program. Reporting to the Director of Music, the organist/pianist would provide accompaniment, on both our augmented pipe organ and grand piano, at rehearsals and performances. Preference will be given to candidates who are also able to provide leadership for our children’s choirs. This is a permanent part-time position, September 01st to June 30th, 12 hours per week, predominately on Thursdays and Sundays.
We thank all who apply to us at Maple Grove United Church; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please apply in confidence to: Dorothy Gartshore, C/O Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, L6J 4V5 email: gartshore.d@gmail.com

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UNITED CHURCH SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Important Release

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

*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

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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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

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

To donate, send a cheque to:

Maple Grove United Church

346 Maple Grove Drive Oakville ON L6J 4V5

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