Messy Church

Come join us for Messy Church on Saturday February 11th, 2023 from 5-7pm

Join us for Crafts, Food and a story celebrating all things LOVE!

Messy Church is for busy families and others looking to make new friends


Outreach Update – Family Reunited

You may remember Ronia, Nadre’s daughter who was separated from her family at 11 years old and sold into captivity by ISIS three times before finally finding freedom. It took us a couple of years but she is finally reunited with her mom and family.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to getting this young woman reunited with her loving family.

Her new life just started. We wish her the very best.

The Jenny Award, 2022


Congratulations to Charlytte Board who is the 2022 recipient of the Jenny Award.

The Jenny Award was established in 1994 in memory of a young woman from the Maple Grove congregation. Recipients must demonstrate their contribution to the life of the congregational family through their activity and involvement in the church, demonstrate how their use of the award will contribute to their personal growth and development, and demonstrate their desire to grow in their faith.

Charlytte is an active participant within her community and our Church and thanks Maple Grove United as a place that has fostered her love of teaching children and she plans to pursue that with her studies and use the award towards her education.

Rev. Jessica will present Charlytte with the award this Sunday July 31st during worship.

See you there!

Holy Week Worship

Palm branches

April 10Palm Sunday with Communion
Live service in the Maple Grove United sanctuary
and recording shared later Sunday, April 10th

April 14 – Maundy Thursday at St. John’s United 7 pm

Candle - Photo by Maruf Choudhury
Photo by Maruf Choudhury

Join us for readings and prayers at this service,
remembering Jesus’ last night with his friends. 
At St. John’s United or watch the live streaming on the St. John’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsunitedchurchoakville

April 15Good Friday service at Maple Grove 10am

old wood, white paper with a cross torn out, nail

Join us for music, readings, and short reflections as we walk with Jesus to the cross.
Live service only in the Maple Grove United Sanctuary.
No recording.

April 17 Easter with Communion

dark figure surrounded by smoke and in a beam of light

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!

Join us in the Maple Grove United sanctuary
for worship at 10am to celebrate the joy of Easter morning.
Live service, with a recording shared online later Sunday, April 17.

From Refugees to Canadian Citizens, with Maple Grove’s Help

The Al Balkhis Family, getting their Canadian citizenships

The Al Balkhi family became Canadian citizens on Monday, March 28th via a Zoom citizenship ceremony. They cut up their permanent residency cards on camera, swore the oath and sang “O Canada”. The ceremony was followed by cake, cookies and hot tea.

The Al Balkhis were the first Middle Eastern refugee family sponsored by Maple Grove United Church. Mom, Nadia, studied hard and got 20 out of 20 on her test, much to the joy of the Outreach team. Asyad has graduated from his construction management diploma course, still works for Daniels Corporation, and is starting his own home renovation business on the side. Aslan, graduated with a business diploma from Sheridan in accounting and is now doing sales for Branthaven Homes. Mohammad, now known as Mo, is graduating in computer science from Sheridan College in April. Aosam is studying optometry assistantship at Seneca and hopes to design eyeglasses, and Shahad is studying architectural design at Sheridan. Riad is driving Uber and enjoying the good life here in Canada. They all seem very happy.

They still live in the townhouse the synagogue found for them in Mississauga, but now they have new furniture they chose themselves and their home is looking very attractive.

Celebration Sunday – June 12 – Baptism/New Members/Confirmation

Maple Grove United Church Stained Glass Window

On Sunday June 12 we will be having a celebration of Maple Grove United and our hope for the future as we welcome new members, celebrate baptism, and hopefully support some of your youth in their confirmation.  Save the date! 

If you are interested in baptism or in joining our church through profession of faith or transfer of membership, please contact Rev. Jessica revjmccrae@gmail.com

If you are interested in confirmation please contact Meghan meg.mguc@gmail.com

There is much to be grateful for and hopeful about, here at Maple Grove!

Covenanting Service for Rev. Jessica McCrae

On Sunday, May 1st at 2pm
we will have the covenanting service
between Rev. Jessica McCrae, Maple Grove United and Horseshoe Falls Regional Council. 

Rev. Sheila Murray will be preaching.  The service is open to all and we hope that there will be good representation from the congregation and the Region on this special day! 

A reception will follow. 
Hope you can come!

Sing Along – Hymns from January 16

Join with the Maple Grove Chancel Choir in singing the hymns from the January 16 Worship Service.
“Praise with Joy” “He Came Singing” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

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