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PRAYER SHAWL SALE RETURNS

For the fourth consecutive year you will have an opportunity to shop early for some handmade Christmas gifts and decorations, all made by the ladies of Prayer Shawl Ministry.
You will find us Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the gym after the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services.
Enjoy a little coffee with your shopping!

All proceeds will go toward the kitchen renovation fund.

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Seconds for Stewardship – This year’s theme “We Sing Thanksgiving”

Seconds for Stewardship – This year’s theme “We Sing Thanksgiving”

Our worship is filled with scripture, music, and story about God’s generosity and our response: thanksgiving! We believe that we are called as individuals, families, congregations and a denomination to follow in the way of Jesus to bring about a world of justice and peace.

Over the coming weeks we will focus on how we sing thanksgiving by supporting God’s mission.

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MGUC Outreach Committee – Help Community Living Clients

The Outreach Committee is asking for your help to support two young men who are clients of Community Living and who are on Crisis Funding because their families cannot afford to pay for the support of the day programs that make it possible for them to continue to live at home. Here is an exerpt from the request that we received from Alexandra Hayes, who works for Community Living:

“The day program allows these boys to have experiences in the community,

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Restore Halton – Helping Community People

Our Restore Halton volunteers continue to do an outstanding job helping members of our community having difficult issues. The mandate of the program is to help others help themselves by linking them up with community programs and services that fit their needs. There are more families that need help than there are volunteers. Would you be willing to participate in a one day training program to learn how you can help? You will be paired with another Restore Halton volunteer from MGUC to work on a case.

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Successful Receptions at Maple Grove

THANK YOU! After two successful receptions in the past two weeks the work of the women and men of the congregation I really want to thank everyone for their donations and hard work.

Without all of the contributions of the participants during these events, they would not have such positive appreciation from the family. We always have a wonderful expression of gratitude from the families that we assist.

Thank you again,

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Kerr Street Mission Food Bank Drive at Maple Grove

 

KERR STREET MISSION FOOD BANK DRIVE

Maple Grove United Church would like to ask for your assistance to support the Kerr Street Mission Food Bank.

We are looking to fill 200 bags for Kerr Street Mission Food Bank for Christmas.

By October 12 – We have donated 20 BAGS – 180 TO GO!

We will be sponsoring the food drive until December 22,

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Christmas 2017 is Coming

Christmas is coming

 

Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year.

Why mention it now?

 

The Worship & Music Committee had to reflect on the number of services that day –  a potential of 5 including 2 in the morning and 3 at night.

 

We felt we had to reduce the number of Christmas Eve services to 3, as follows:

Morning:

  • One service at 10:30 a.m.

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Messy Church

Did you know that over 500,000 individuals participate in Messy Church around the world? Something that began in an Anglican church named St. Wilfrid’s in 2004 is now being enjoyed in more than 3,000 churches in 24 countries – and Maple Grove United Church is one of them.

Our very own Messy Church returns on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. The theme will be: “We Are God’s Temple!” and planning is already underway for another great session of singing,

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Alan Wheable’s Personal History Of Canada

Maple Grove United Church Inquiring Minds, Presents

A Personal History Of Canada
By Alan Wheable

Tuesdays 7:30 PM in Friendship Room

 

September 26 –   Session 1 – From Bering Straits to War of 1812
October 3 –            Session 2 – Building a Nation
October 10 –         Session 3 – From Laurier to ChretienRead more Alan Wheable’s Personal History Of Canada