We have a good supply of beautiful prayer shawls available that may be given to family or friends going through a difficult time in their lives; illness, grief, surgery, changes in health, living situations. They may also be given in times of great joy, happiness or celebration. In short, they are available to anyone you feel needs warm thoughts and prayers, or just hugs, from the MGUC family.
Bobbi-Jo is usually the central person to notify if you know of someone, and could perhaps help you select one,
Once again, we are requesting donations of small articles, such as soaps, shampoos (hotel and resort items welcome!) photo size picture frames, children’s or adults books, regifted items, jewelry, playing cards, anything is acceptable!
MGUC has long supported this United Church summer camp for inner city children and CAS referrals.
The difference among other camps is the two sessions offered to single moms and their children. Some of these women come directly from shelters. The camp offers a week long opportunity to spend safe and quality time with each other and with their children.
Louise Speck, a friend of Maple Grove currently living in Milton has very kindly donated approximately forty very beautiful children’s quilts to be distributed through the Prayer Shawl/Caring Team Ministry.
Louise is extremely artistic and creative, putting together many one-of-a-kind creations, using very unusual materials. If you have extra cottons, denim, (including old jeans), flannels, lace tablecloths, fleece, quilt batt, good quality thread, Louise would welcome the contribution and consider it a challenge!
These quilts are available,
As we prepare for new leadership in ministry during this Interim time another step along the way is to discern a congregation’s “motivating vision” which along with the Core Values gives direction and focus for all of the activities in ministry and mission that a congregation undertakes.
Such a vision is not a lengthy mission statement, but rather a short, memorable “song in the heart” that everyone who participates in the life of that congregation gets to know and learn and seek to live out.
Neighbour Care is Hiring
Neighbour Care (previously known as Restore) works with Kerr Street Mission to help those Oakville families needing a hand up.
Our MGUC group consists of nine individuals and we invite you to join us.
We provide all the necessary training and we won’t let you take on more than you have the time to give. We promise.
If you want to feel worthwhile then join us and do something worthwhile.
Get in touch with John Berg or email
MONDAY, JUNE 10TH
Great News! The ‘Golfing Grovers’ 6thbi-annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Trafalgar Golf and Country Club.
More details will be available in the coming weeks. Just watch for ‘Grover the Golfer’ in the Pew and E-News.
59th Annual Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13,
ONE WEEK TO GO! Submit your prepaid orders on-line or in the Fertilizer Box in the church lobby by April 8thfor Free Delivery in Oakville! If you prefer, pick up your order April 13th in the Church parking lot. Stop by the Gym first.
Territory Captains. Sale Flyers delivered! Time for follow-up phone calls to remind past customers they only have until April 8th to get their orders in and guarantee free delivery.
“JOYFUL PRAISE”:OUR ANNUAL SPRING EVENING OF DANCE
We will also be joined by the students of SPURRELL SINGING STUDIO as well as PURE GRACE!
SUNDAY, APRIL 7th 2019, 7:30PM
MAPLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH
346 MAPLE GROVE DRIVE, OAKVILLE
TICKETS ARE $10 – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE DOOR
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO
LIGHTHOUSE SUPPORT CENTRE IN OAKVILLE
HELPING GRIEVING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES