Joan Vinall-Cox

Longtime member of Maple Grove United Church

The Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast:   Our last Breakfast for the 2017-2018 year will be June 13th and we will close with a presentation from United Way.  We meet 8:00 AM at the Fifties Diner, 649 Fourth Line, Oakville, SE corner of Fourth Line and Speers Road.

Note:  There will be no Men’s Breakfast meetings in July or August.  We begin our 2018-2019 year September 12th, 2018.  An email will be sent in advance to all current members and posted for interested new members.  … Read more The Men’s Breakfast

Summer Service Schedule

Most of our summer service slots are full. I’m personally interested in filling the one remaining usher position for July 1, so if you decide to avoid long lines of traffic by staying home that long weekend, consider yourself asked. Please contact me or the church office, and thanks to all who will make the summer special by your help with this project.

     Liz Valentine, Chair, Worship and Music

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Gospel Music: Thanks to Dan Hynek!

PLEASE COME OUT AND CELEBRATE

 
 SUNDAY – MAY 27th at 10 a.m.

 
Honouring 
 
Daniel Hynek’S WONDERFUL LAST 6 YEARS WITH US 
AS OUR CHOIR DIRECTOR !

“THE AMAZING MUSIC OF MAPLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH”
 
Bell Choir
Cherub Choir
Koinonia Choir
40-voice expanded Chancel Choir
11 piece Pro-Horn Band
 
WE WILL BE DOING SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE BIG BAND GOSPEL MUSIC !Read more Gospel Music: Thanks to Dan Hynek!

Helping Refugees

The Aboalagal family arrived at 9 pm on Tuesday night! Everyone is healthy and happy to be in Canada with their sister and her family who live in Clearview. Just to remind you almost 3 years ago the sister who immigrated to Canada over 17 years ago approached the church to help her brother and his wife and two daughters ( 8 and 3 1/2) to come as refugees. The sister paid all the money in advance for the sponsorship and will have them live with her until we find a suitable rental unit.

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Gifts for Lake Scugog Camp

Request from Lake Scugog Camp

Lake Scugog Camp, one of over fifty United Church camps across Canada, caters especially to inner city, underprivileged children from the Greater Toronto area. Maple Grove has supported this camp for many years financially and in staffing the health clinic and as teen counsellors.

Two of the weeklong sessions each summer are for single moms and their children, allowing them to have a safe and enjoyable vacation together.

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Pat McKee – her 2018 Uganda/Tanzania Trip with the Stephen Lewis Foundation

When: Wednesday May 30, 7-8:30pm in the Friendship Room

Plan to attend a lively presentation filled with stories, photos and videos to be gain an understanding of the challenges and accomplishments of grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

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Support Pat on her walk:

This spring, I am again taking part in Stride to Turn the Tide for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF).

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“Hats Off” to Morar! 

HATS  off  to  MORAR!

Please Share Your Memories – click the link and tell us your story:
 https://goo.gl/forms/ICnyMUSfqup1n6sv2   

Send us a special photograph:  mgucphotos@gmail.com

Consider Donating to Morar’s Gift  :  https://a-gift-for-rev-morar.eventbrite.ca 

*** It was a FABULOUS party! Thanks to all who helped and/or attended!!!***

We are getting close! Hat’s Off to Morar is just a few days away – so if you haven’t bought your tickets  get them now before it’s too late!  

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Spring Outdoor Clean-Up, 2018

WE NEED HELP WITH THE ANNUAL

SPRING OUTDOOR CLEANUP

Saturday, May 5, 2018

(Students: EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS)

Join us for fresh air, fellowship and fun

9 am to 12:00 noon

We want to make the Maple Grove property beautiful!

BRING YOUR RAKES, GLOVES AND SMILE
Refreshments provided.
MUFFIN AND FRUIT DONATIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

Email Church Office:
mguc@cogeco.net or
call: 905-845-5721
to sign up for your volunteer hours
RAIN DATE:
SATURDAY MAY 26,… Read more Spring Outdoor Clean-Up, 2018

THE JENNY AWARD

This is a special monetary award made possible by the family of a young woman from this congregation who died.

The award is available to a young person attending high school in Oakville during the year of application. The goal of the award is to give a student an opportunity to further develop themselves personally, in leadership and spiritual growth. Applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the life of the congregation through their activity and involvement in the church; demonstrate how their use of the award will contribute to their personal growth and development;

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