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:

“Notes On The Notes” Concert Series: Chopin

Saturday October 19, 2019 7:30 pm: 
Chopin, “Poet of the Piano”: The Warsaw Years
Fryderyck Chopin is often referred to as the “poet of the piano” for his
ability to make it sound romantic, happy, sad, passionate – no one
understood the piano better than he. It was evident from his early years
in Warsaw that he was destined to accomplish wonders.

Come and bring friends to hear the beautiful music of Chopin performed by our very own … Read more “Notes On The Notes” Concert Series: Chopin

Grief Support Group

Description: This education and support group is designed for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Taking a faith-based perspective, we will explore various aspects of grief, how grief affects one’s emotions, behaviours, body, mind and spirit. We will look at tasks one can do and adjustments one can make to move through grief, and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways. The content of the course are based on the materials of Dr.

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“He’ll Always be my Dad”

Chrissy Lilly has written and published a hard cover book and the second printing is nowavailable. It is a story of two little girls, who very suddenly lost their father; and through their grief, asking questions, trying to come to terms with the unfairness of it all, and learning with guidance from their mom that, no matter what, he will always be their dad! 

The Lighthouse Centre for Grieving Children greatly supported and guided the family through their grief.

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One Person’s Thanksgiving

Poem For the Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +18, Yr C)

(Luke 17: 11-19)

I have never been blighted by leprosy,
nor lived in a place called Samaria.
I have not known the rejection, the hate
that some people have known
because of the colour of their skin
or because of the way they pray
or the gender of the person that they love.
And for that I am thankful,

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“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

 Join Rev. Disher on Monday mornings at 8 a.m. for a meditative walk on one of Oakville’s many trails.  Wear appropriate footwear and long pants.  If you wish, bring insect repellant, a camera, a water bottle.  Each walk will last no longer than an hour.

Monday, October 14:  Holiday (no trail walk this day)

Monday, October 21: Iroquois Woods Trail (part two).  Turn south off of Upper Middle Road or north off of North Service Road onto Joshua Creek Drive.  There is a small parking lot about 500 meters down or up across from Industrial park development properties.

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“Bistro Nights”

 A series of reflection and exploration of the spirituality of some Canadian songwriters/singers. 

Surplus proceeds from these events will be handed over for Outreach or Property Improvement projects of our congregation.

  • Friday, October 25th, 7:30-10 p.m. —  The Spirituality of  Joni Mitchell.  
    • In the Friendship Room.  $10 donation
      • includes a free glass of wine or  non-alcoholic beverage and snacks. Extra glasses of wine $5 each.

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Annual Report, July 1, 2018 – June 30th, 2019

This annual report contains a variety of stories about how the vibrant community of faith that is Maple Grove United Church has carried out its ministry over the past year.


In August 2018 we welcomed Rev. Harry Disher as Intentional Interim Minister. Interim ministry provides
for a time of discernment during which a congregation can prayerfully plan for its future. It is an opportunity to remember and celebrate past accomplishments, to think about who we are as a church and to be intentional in discerning how we want to continue our ministry.

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Help A Yezedi Family

Request for Help for Yezedi Family – Request over after an extremely successful response. September, 2019. Reported by Sandra Onufryk

$6591 was raised to help the Yezedi mother and daughter who were both held captive by ISIS. Although the mother had been released about two years ago the daughter remained in captivity until late spring. Mother and daughter were reunited in a Jordanian refugee camp that the mother hurried to as soon as she realized her daughter was in the camp.

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