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The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Group – April 2019

“JOYFUL PRAISE”:OUR ANNUAL SPRING EVENING OF DANCE 

We will also be joined by the students of                                                    SPURRELL SINGING STUDIO as well as PURE GRACE

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th 2019, 7:30PM 

MAPLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH 

346 MAPLE GROVE DRIVE, OAKVILLE 

TICKETS ARE $10 – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE DOOR 

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO 

LIGHTHOUSE SUPPORT CENTRE IN OAKVILLE

HELPING GRIEVING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

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Children’s Book – He’ll Always Be My Dad

He’ll Always be my Dad

Chrissy Lilly has written and published a hard cover book that is now available. It is a story of two little girls, who very suddenly lost their father; and through their grief, asking questions, trying to come to terms with the unfairness of it all, and learning with guidance from their mom that, no matter what, he will always be their dad!

The Lighthouse Centre for Grieving Children greatly supported and guided the family through their grief.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2019

We have a good supply of beautiful prayer shawls available that may be given to family or friends going through a difficult time in their lives; illness, grief, surgery, changes in health, living situations. They may also be given in times of great joy, happiness or celebration.

In short, they are available to anyone you feel needs warm thought and prayers, or just hugs, from the MGUC family.

Bobbi-Jo is usually the central person to notify if you know of someone,

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Who is Our Church?

Adults, Children, History

Adults – January 27, 2019 If Our Church Were a Person

1. Which Gender? Picked PAT as name…no gender specified

2. How old?
‐Between 50 and 60 years od ‐Looking toward next stage of life ‐Still vibrant

3. What does he/she look like? (general appearance, clothes, style) ‐vibrant, active, involved

‐dressed “smart casual”
‐comfortable in own skin
‐have an updated wardrobe, but not on cutting edge of fashion ‐confident
‐put together
‐very intelligent

4.

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Habits, Norms & Expectations

What to Keep? What to Give Up?

A WORKSHOP FOR CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS & TEAMS to explore how differing patterns in worship, leadership, and programs can be discovered, and how positive change can be negotiated.  

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. to Noon

at CHRIST FIRST  (formerly Christ Church and First United)

Port Credit Campus, 151 Lakeshore Road West, Missisauga

Led By:   Morar Murray-Hayes, Carolyn Smith, and Harry Disher

$100 per congregational team (payable at the event)

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Maple Grove United Church Council

Council Chair 2019, Ross

Members of Council include our ministers, the chairs and leaders of our committees and trustees. We meet monthly except in the summer.  As well, a small advisory group meets monthly before council meetings, to provide advice to the chair and to discuss important program, financial and planning matters. Our Council previews and approves all proposals presented to the congregation, such as the membership of the Transition Team, the annual slate of leaders on council and our annual financial statements. 

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Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2019

59th Annual Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2019

Our annual Fertilizer Sale is less than a month away!

Territory Captains.  Please pick up your Territory Packageswaiting for you in the lobby if you’ve not already done so.  Delivery of Flyers should be completed by March 31st!   If for some reason you do not deliver the past customer letters included in your packages please return them to the church asap and let a committee member know so we can mail them out pronto!  

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Lenten Bible Study

FRIDAY FAITH
How do we move through our Good Fridays of difficulty, of challenge, of suffering?

Beginning Wednesday evening, March 6, a five-part series on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the cross:

Were the words Jesus spoke from the cross just random utterances, of little meaning for others? Or were they messages of encouragement, even inspiration, for dark and difficult times?

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