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Chair Replacement Project

The Men’s Breakfast Group is sponsoring a project to replace the old steel/wood non-folding chairs in our gym with new folding steel/fibreglass chairs made by Lifetime, the same company that made our new tables.  Many of you had a chance to test out the new chair during our service June 11th and from your comments the chair was enthusiastically approved.

The plan is buy 100 chairs and 3 storage trolleys at a cost of $6,700.  We would like to complete the project during the summer break so we are ready to go by September. 

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LOVING GOD, LOVING NEIGHBOURHOOD – UPDATE

At the June 18th AGM, the congregation was updated on our progress of the United Churches’ Loving God, Loving Neighbourhood initiative. If you wish a copy of the update report from the AGM it is available from Dorothy Gartshore at gartshore.d@gmail.com. This initiative, which started with the Identity, Mission & Needs Analysis survey, focuses on strengthening the bond between individual United Churches and their surrounding communities.

What’s Next: As of June 25th we will have completed our Table Talk sessions.

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Loving God, Loving Neighborhood Special Drop-in Table Talk Session

When: Wednesday June 14th, anytime between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Friendship room at Maple Grove United Church

Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants a say in the future of Maple Grove. We especially want to see teenagers, young adults and those who have not been able to attend worship on a consistent basis.

What Will Happen: A facilitator/recorder will ask a few questions, based on the needs uncovered in our recent United Church survey.… Read more Loving God, Loving Neighborhood Special Drop-in Table Talk Session

Famine Relief Fund – Canadian Government Matches

To find out how to donate, click on the link below:

http://www.united-church.ca/news/government-matching-donations-extreme-hunger-appeal 

Through its Famine Relief Fund, the Canadian government will set aside one dollar for every eligible dollar donated to the Extreme Hunger Appeal from March 17 until June 30, 2017. Eligible gifts to the United Church must meet the criteria established by the Government of Canada. Watch for more information to be posted here.

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Proposed trip to Israel April (3rd week) 2018:

Are you interested in visiting Israel? Two church people are looking into travel tours to Israel. To make the trip feasible they need a few more interested parties to help them out with the planning.

They will need assistance in getting information and creating a proposed itinerary, helping with the promotion and working with the tour group planner.               

 If interested please contact the church office: mugc@cogeco.net or call 905-845-5721

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Honouring Jim and Maureen Campbell on the 60th Anniversary of Ordination

Maple Grove United Church recognizes of The Rev. Dr. James and Maureen Campbell on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Jim’s ordination and the beginning of their ministries. 

On the occasion of Rev. Jim Campbell receiving his honorary doctorate, the speech given by Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes

Several years ago, I got a phone call from Jim Campbell.  Not a surprise, since we have met for lunch periodically for many years.  But his words were a surprise.  

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