“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.

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formerly “The Observer”

If you wish to receive a subscription of the United Church magazine, Broadview, please make a cheque payable to Maple Grove United Church for the amount of $25.00 and place the word Broadview in the memo line of your cheque.

You can drop in the offering plate on Sunday’s or drop it off at the office placing it in the wood mailbox outside the office.

Any questions, please call Bobbi-Jo: 905-845-5721 or email:

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Web Tips

– with Joan Vinall-Cox, Ph.D.

Learn more about the possibilities and dangers of spending time on the web. Using your own device, a laptop, a tablet, or a smart phone, join this small group to learn the best way for you to go on the web, how to protect your privacy, avoid scams, and deal with passwords, and share your favorite sites and apps.

October 8, 15, & 22 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 in the Friendship Room

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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, September 27th, 7:30 to 10 p.m. —  The Spirituality of Sarah McLachlan.  
    • In the Friendship Room.  $10 a person for the event                      
      • includes a free glass of wine, or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks.  

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Transition Team Timeline

Interim Report on Interim Ministry June 2019 

As we enter into the second half of the interim Ministry period, it seemed appropriate to give a report. At the urging of the United Church whose experience indicates that the succession to as long a ministry as Morar’s without an interim is often a failure, Council adopted an interim Ministry model. 

There are four key objectives of this model: 

  1. To get the Congregation used to change;
  2. To assist the congregation in developing a vision and plan for ministry and mission in the future;

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Centering Prayer

We meet for Centering Prayer on Tuesdays.

During the winter we meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel at the rear of the Maple Grove United Church Sanctuary. Usually, after we meditate for 20 minutes, we pause for a short break for tea, cookies and chatting, followed by reading and discussion or watching relevant videos.  We read books and watch videos about Christian meditation by people such as Father Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault,

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Helpers Needed for Our Sunday School

It’s the start of another “school year” for the Church too, and once again we are looking for volunteers to help with occasional leadership of the Wonder Worship (younger kids) class.

This is not a “full-time” commitment – we are looking for “fill-in” help on Sundays when our regular leaders might be unable to take the class. Lots of guidance and support will be provided!

If you can offer assistance, please let Andy King ( or Pat Thompson (

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Recent years have seen extensive power outages and other challenging conditions resulting from severe weather events such as ice storms and windstorms. Would your household be ready for an extended emergency?

Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m., Maple Grove will host a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop, open to all in our surrounding community, to learn how to construct a 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit. There will be live demonstrations, a guest speaker from the Region of Halton’s Emergency Management Team,


“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, September 9: Arkendo Park trail

Monday, September 16: Joshua Valley trail  
Monday, September 23: Joshua Valley trail (part two)   Meet at Maple Grove Arena parking lot on Devon Road

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