A Christmas Eve Pageant will be part of worship at the 6 p.m. worship service at Maple Grove United on Christmas Eve. There are a few speaking parts and a number of none speaking parts that need volunteers to take on the role. We are looking for a Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, two Narrators, and maybe some animals (or stuffed animals) such as donkey, sheep, cow, birds. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary today.
The Caring Team of Maple Grove United reaches out to people in our church family and community in times of need for support, prayer, and encouragement. We do that through visitation, prayer, food delivery, prayer shawls, crosses, co-ordination of funeral and memorial services, lending medical and surgical equipment, and Christmas care baskets. The Team provides a “Shadow” for the minister at the conclusion of the Sunday services, accompany the minister at the Oakville hospital church services, and assist with the annual Memory Service held in Advent.
Hello Maplegrove Team!
I just wanted to send over a huge thank you to each and every team member that came in last Thursday to prepare such a wonderful meal for the Oakville community. Without groups like yours, we would not be able to support the community in the ways we do,
December 9, 2018
Seconds for Stewardship
Let us remember the gifts we have received from God, and in our turn become God’s giving hands in this world.
While our 2019 Stewardship campaign is officially closed, we still have only about half the Commitment cards collected compared to last year. For those of you who have made a pledge, we thank you! For those of you who have not yet made a pledge, please fill out a Commitment card and deposit it into the sealed box in the back foyer of the Church.
Once again, to make our evening of story-and-song, crafts and a meal together a great success, we could use some help. Volunteers are much appreciated for helping in the kitchen and with the kids’ activities.
We also have a need for cardboard toilet-paper rolls for one of the crafts. If you can bring one or two to the church for Andy, it would be much appreciated!… Read more Messy Church soon – Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 5 p.m.!
A New Learning Opportunity
How to Read the Bible
November 28, 2018 7:30 PM
A YouTube version of the course given November 28, 2018 can be found at On Reading the Bible
It is for those interested in going from dipping their toes in the shallow end to paddling in the deep end. An introductory study for those who have wanted to get into the Bible but have largely limited themselves to the readings from the lectern and dim memories of Sunday School.… Read more A New Learning Opportunity: How to Read the Bible
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.
Memory Service – Changed to December 9
As you know, each Advent we hold a Memory Service to support those who have lost loved ones, by drawing the spirit of Christmas closely into their journey of healing. Typically, it is held at the 9:00 a.m. service, the first Sunday of Advent, which this year falls on December 2.
Also falling on December 2 are the Spirit Moves dancers at the 10:30 service, and our Christmas concert that night.… Read more Christmas Memory Service – Changed to December 9, 2018
Christmas is coming and it’s time for the Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser – to support of the ongoing needs of the church community as well as decorate your home or to give as a gift!
Plants will be ready for pick-up Saturday December 8th after 3 p.m. or Sunday December 9th after each service, leaving plenty of time to enjoy your plants before Christmas.… Read more Poinsettia Sale – 2018