Dear Friends at Maple Grove United Church,
I am overwhelmed by the many kind greetings that I have received on the occasion of my “90th” birthday. A large number of those are from my many friends at MGUC.
My wife and I became members of the congregation at Maple Grove United Church in 1976 and we have enjoyed the many friendships over these many years.
… Read more Bill Bremner is 90!
Photo by Dorothy Gartshore
The Maple Grove United Church Council had a socially distanced council meeting to thank our wonderful Interim Minister, Rev. Harry Disher at Bill and Sandy Kerr’s. Here are pictures of Harry cutting his Goodbye cake.
Photo by Dorothy Gartshore… Read more Council Thanks Rev. Harry
On behalf of the Maple Grove Search Committee, I am excited to announce that Reverend Kerry Stover, M.Div has been called to be the next spiritual leader of our community of faith. Kerry comes to us with a wealth of experience both in ministry and in the private sector. A lifelong member of the United Church, Reverend Kerry is a graduate of the respected Masters of Divinity (“M.Div”) program at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. Most recently he has been responsible for the “Fresh Start” program at Kingsway-Lambton United Church in Etobicoke.
… Read more Rev. Kerry Stover – Our New Minister
Here is a reminder of our virtual Celebration of Life for Ron Dodge. I hope, if you wish to, you will be able to tune in at 2:00 on Saturday, June 13th so we can watch it together.
Use this link if you would like to own the movie and download it into your own computer/devices: Remembering Ron (to download)
Use this link if you just want to watch it: Remember Ron (on YouTube)
If anyone would like to make a memorial donation,
… Read more Remembering Ron – Virtually
A Message from Maple Grove Council
Andy King was all about people, poetry and passion:
- his larger-than-life greetings to all who came into the church,
- his wonderful way with words and
- his enthusiastic singing voice
- all will be sadly missed by so many of us at Maple Grove.
- Our Church Council would like to receive suggestions on how we might honour the memory of Andy’s dedication and lasting contributions to the life and mission of the Maple Grove congregation and the Oakville community.
… Read more Remembering Andy King
From a distance
at least two meters
No contact communication,
no contact interaction,
no facial contact
when we’re out beyond home,
for our own
health and protection,
and for everyone
The current Covid-19
Yet there are some
who violate that,
who don’t take it
who believe they are
… Read more Mid-Week Meditation 10
by Rev. Harry Disher
As our pandemic captivity persists, I am becoming conscious of some new learnings and discoveries about life and faith, and some heightened awareness.
In coming weeks, some members of our congregation will be invited to share their own reflections on such realizations they have experienced during this strange and unusual time.
One way of sharing my reflections is to offer this “Top Ten” list, not necessarily in any order of importance or priority.
… Read more MIDWEEK MEDITATION 7
We share 20 minutes of silence, a video connected with Centering Prayer, and discussion.
… Read more Centering Prayer by Zoom
One of the positives that’s arising during this pandemic crisis that has forced most of us into social distancing, staying home, limited travels, and self-isolation is that we are discovering and learning more about what community means, or can mean. True community happens when the individuals who are part of it each feel valued, supported, cared for, and enabled to thrive and develop their own potentials. In true community we get to widen our circles of relationship. Now, some of us are getting to know neighbours we used to just pass by every day,
… Read more Mid-Week Meditation (6)