Joan Vinall-Cox

Longtime member of Maple Grove United Church. Retired from teaching communication skills at Sheridan College and at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Ph.D on transitioning into teaching using the computer and the internet - Following the Thread: A New Technology on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/book/2063617

MGUC OUTREACH CHRISTMAS -> KSM FOOD MARKET

In 1996, shortly after a subsidized apartment complex opened, the building leadership team realized that many people in their building were unable to provide basic necessities for their families. With compassion and the conviction that we are all called to ‘love our neighbours’, the KSM Food Co-op was formed.

Since that time the KSM has evolved into much more than a food bank. And the co-op has become a market where people receive Kerr Street vouchers, at no cost,

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Twiddlemuffs for Dementia

Request From the Prayer Shawl Group

One of our members, Brenda Williams has introduced us to “Twiddlemuffs”, a brightly coloured knitted muff, to keep hands warm and “busy”, for those suffering from dementia. There have been requests from Wyndham Manor for some “Twiddlemuffs”. The staff have discovered that some of their patients greatly benefit from the activity and it also brings them comfort.

We need small objects that could be sewn inside the muffs, such as: buttons,

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A Celebratory Pot Luck Lunch for Stewardship!

Help celebrate our gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure for the 2019/2020 year! To mark the end of our Stewardship campaign and to provide a bit of a social gathering, we are having a Potluck lunch to be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (after worship)
We would ask everyone to bring something from your family or cultural tradition. As a suggestion, we propose that
– those with surnames beginning with the letters: A –

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New Minister Process

Congregational Meeting: Sunday, November 17that 10 a.m. (between services of worship)
Maple Grove United congregation is called to meet at this time to consider the Living Faith Story document and attending demographic information for approval. This is a necessary step in the process of issuing a call to a new minister If the Faith Story is approved, a regional representative will work with an appointed Search Team to create a job description, and conduct a search for a new minister.

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Our Changing Climate – Oakville Meeting

Fellow Climate Activists, Mayor Burton and Oakville Town Council 

Pauline Watson and I are Climate Reality Leaders trained by Al Gore.  For one full 24-hour period, Climate Reality Leaders are holding public conversations on our changing climate worldwide and we are participating.  

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2-4 pm or 7-9 pm

WHERE:  Oakville Town Hall, Palermo Room, 1225 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 (Thank-you to Councillor Dave Gittings and Mayor Rob Burton)

WHO: 

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CHRISTMAS URN CREATION WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 16 @1:30 pm @ Maple Grove United Church 

Are you looking to make a Christmas Urn to welcome guests over the holidays?  MGUC Outreach Committee will be hosting a Christmas Urn Workshop headed up by our own Sheelagh Rowland (certified florist arranger and part of the Oakville Horticulture Society) Sheelagh will guide us to make our own beautiful creations.  

DON’T WANT TO MAKE ONE FOR YOURSELF?! No Worries! Come out and join in the fun! Make a creation to be sold at the Outreach Sunday for our Chili room and Christmas Fundraiser.

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