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

Prayer Shawls Available

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,

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Request for Lake Scugog Camp

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.

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Materials for a Generous Quilter

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, 

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Towards a Motivating Vision

 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. 

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Neighbour Care is Hiring

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 

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Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2019

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. 

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The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Group – April 2019

“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

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