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Oct 10-Nov 7 Grief Support Group (Wednesday evenings)


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 will be based on the materials of Dr.… Read more Oct 10-Nov 7 Grief Support Group (Wednesday evenings)

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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Kerr Street Mission Food Bank Needs Help

Yesterday one of our client/volunteers asked me to come look in our warehouse.

We are down to 4 cases of Almond mild and 11 cases of canned peas.

This is an urgent message!

Kerr Street Mission needs help to fill the shelves in their Food Market

Please consider sharing the need with your neighbours – if each of us will ask your neighbours to contribute we can triple (or more) the volume of donations.

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Performance by Eran Rozen & Jessica Hayes

This Friday, September 21st, Eran will be performing at the ‘Best of Open Mic Live Showcase’ at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. He will be accompanied by Morar’s daughter, Jessica Hayes on Violin Show starts at 6:30 pm, tickets range from $10 to $20.
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Restore Halton now Neighbourhood Care Network

Restore Halton has undergone more than just a name change to the more descriptive Neighbourhood Care Network. It is being renewed and reinvigorated . NCN is shared initiative of local church compassion ministries organized and facilitated by the Kerr Street Mission. Volunteers come alongside individuals and families in difficulty and distress and help them access available resources so that can lead more stable, healthy and sustainable lives. In the past year MGUC volunteers have helped 8 families or individuals deal with issues such as homelessness,

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MGUC Men’s Breakfast, 2018/19

The Men’s Breakfast   Maple Grove United Church Men’s Breakfast Group will resume their monthly breakfast meetings for the 2018-2019 year starting September 12th, 2018. We will meet at 8:00 AM at The Fifties Diner, 649 Fourth Line, Oakville, SE corner of Fourth Line and Speers Road.

New members are always welcomed. Your time, good humour,                 willingness to interact, and the cost of your breakfast is all you need                      to bring!

 For more information please contact the church office at:  905-845-5721 or email:  mguc@cogeco.net

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United Church Observer Magazine

https://www.ucobserver.org/  

The church is renewing subscriptions for the UC Observer. This is a magazine full of enlightened and  interesting news articles and stories of faith and justice.

You can subscribe for only $25.00 for 12 issues. If you wish to newly subscribe to this wonderful magazine you can place your name and address with a cheque (payable to Maple Grove United Church) for the above amount and drop it into the office or on the offering plate,

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Prayer Shawl Group

The Prayer Shawl Group: The group has enjoyed another year of wonderful work.  Please join them for their next meeting September 27th at Kathy Grant’s.  It will be a potluck lunch.

The group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10 am. Place to be determined.                                

Please contact the office: 905-845-5721 or email: mguc@cogeco.net

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50+ Exercise Classes

For more information or to inquire about signing up contact Leah at Leah@HealthyFinish.ca or 905.580.1457.

For those of you who are interested in the yoga.

I should have mentioned that I changed the name to “Gentle Bodies Yoga” from “Yoga for the 50+”.

Sounds better, right?  I was reading over the summer you lovely comments and a couple of you said that you loved how the yoga was gentle and suitable for your bodies.  It inspired me to change the name. … Read more 50+ Exercise Classes

Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Awareness in Halton

Parking: In the Oakville Trafalgar Secondary School, with a gateway to Maple Grove United Church

resiliency4recovery@gmail.com

Resiliency 4 Recovery (R4R) cannot remain silent when our family members, friends and neighbours are dying from fatal overdose in Halton region. R4R is a grassroots youth directed group (for 16-29 year olds) recovering from mental health and/or substance use challenges. We believe that recovery requires community involvement.

In response to this devastating crisis, Resiliency 4 Recovery invites you to attend The 5th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Halton on August 31,

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