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

What the Outreach Committee Does, 2018

The Outreach Committee of Maple Grove United Church provides outreach to various communities at the International, national and local levels.  Projects that we support include: assisting Refugee families to come to Canada and relocate successfully, Neighbour Care Network (NCN, formerly Restore Halton) where we support Halton families in need with emotional, financial and coordination in finding support from various government programs.

In addition we provide financial assistance or resources to numerous organizations including Fair Trade groups, Canada Foodgrains Bank, Sleeping Children Around the World,

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A Christmas Eve Pageant – Call for Volunteers, 2018

A Christmas Eve Pageant will be part of worship at the 6 p.m. worship service at Maple Grove United on Christmas Eve.  There are a few speaking parts and a number of none speaking parts that need volunteers to take on the role.   We are looking for a Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, two Narrators, and maybe some animals (or stuffed animals) such as donkey, sheep, cow, birds. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary today. 

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The Caring Team of Maple Grove United

The Caring Team of Maple Grove United reaches out to people in our church family and community in times of need for support, prayer, and encouragement.  We do that through visitation, prayer, food delivery, prayer shawls, crosses, co-ordination of funeral and memorial services, lending medical and surgical equipment, and Christmas care baskets.  The Team provides a “Shadow” for the minister at the conclusion of the Sunday services, accompany the minister at the Oakville hospital church services, and assist with the annual Memory Service held in Advent. 

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Maple Grove & Kerr Street Mission, 2018

A team from Maplegrove Church recently served a roast beef dinner to 70 people at the Kerr Street Mission. We received the following email in appreciation. Thanks to all who served and contributed.

Hello Maplegrove Team!

I just wanted to send over a huge thank you to each and every team member that came in last Thursday to prepare such a wonderful meal for the Oakville community. Without groups like yours, we would not be able to support the community in the ways we do,

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Stewardship at Maple Grove United, 2018/19

December 9, 2018
Seconds for Stewardship
Let us remember the gifts we have received from God, and in our turn become God’s giving hands in this world.

While our 2019 Stewardship campaign is officially closed, we still have only about half the Commitment cards collected compared to last year.  For those of you who have made a pledge, we thank you!  For those of you who have not yet made a pledge, please fill out a Commitment card and deposit it into the sealed box in the back foyer of the Church.  

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Messy Church soon – Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 5 p.m.!


The next Messy Church is coming up soon – Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m.!

Once again, to make our evening of story-and-song, crafts and a meal together a great success, we could use some help. Volunteers are much appreciated for helping in the kitchen and with the kids’ activities.

We also have a need for cardboard toilet-paper rolls for one of the crafts. If you can bring one or two to the church for Andy, it would be much appreciated!… Read more Messy Church soon – Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 5 p.m.!

A New Learning Opportunity: How to Read the Bible

A New Learning Opportunity
How to Read the Bible
November 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Friendship Room

A YouTube version of the course given November 28, 2018 can be found at On Reading the Bible

It is for those interested in going from dipping their toes in the shallow end to paddling in the deep end. An introductory study for those who have wanted to get into the Bible but have largely limited themselves to the readings from the lectern and dim memories of Sunday School.… Read more A New Learning Opportunity: How to Read the Bible

The Caring Team Needs Casseroles & Soups

The Caring Team is in need of replenishing the freezer with casseroles and soups (enough to feed 2 to 4 people per serving)

Donations of baked muffins, loaves and cookies (please no nuts) would also be greatly appreciated.

When packaging, package well to prevent freezer burn as well as placing the made date of your donation and the list of ingredients.

Please place your donation in the freezer in the upstairs kitchen adding what you have made to the list on the side of the upstairs staff fridge.

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