The book this month is Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall, and we are meeting on November 22 at noon in the children’s chapel.
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
ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Featuring presentations from local urban Indigenous leaders from Grandmother’s Voice
Have you been looking for a way to connect and better understand your knowledge of Indigenous culture as part of your own steps of discovery for Truth and Reconciliation?
This virtual series is a partnership between the Town of Oakville and Grandmother’s Voice, a Halton-based Indigenous group.
This free series runs on Wednesday’s in November and December and will wrap up with an in person session on December 14th.
More details are provided Here – https://oakvillenews.org/oakville-culture-and-lifestyle/planting-our-seeds-2-0-resurgence-indigenous-voice-oakville/
Your Outreach Committee
The last few years have been hard on many families. It has given us the opportunity to reflect and focus on what is important in life. The smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning is priceless especially when they are children who would normally go without. Maple Grove United Church will be partnering once again with Kerr Street Mission to bring a merry Christmas to those who are less fortunate. We ask that you give what you can to ensure these children have a new pair of pyjamas and socks waiting for them on Christmas morning. There are several ways you can help:
Option 1 – You can buy the pyjamas/socks. Please leave them unwrapped, along with the invoice and your name:
– in the Church office reception area
-or under the Christmas tree in the foyer in the box marked “Pyjama donations”
Option 2 – You can donate with a cheque or cash:
– by noting your name and “pyjamas” and leaving it in the Sunday offering plate
– by noting your name and “pyjamas” and leaving it in the Church office
– by an e-transfer to email@example.com (please include your name, address (for a tax receipt) and “pyjamas” in the message box)
For either option 1 or 2 the amount will be added to your year-end income tax receipt.
Please pick an ornament with the child’s size and gender from the Christmas tree in the church lobby and ensure all pyjamas/socks or donations are in by December 4th at the latest to allow time for your generous gifts to reach families before the holidays. We thank you once again for your kind support of this program and helping Kerr Street Mission ensure these children have gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Booked For Lunch – October 25
Discussion of the book The Girl with Seven Names
In addition to discussing the book, Rev. Jessica will also share a bit about the overseas work of the UCC in Korea, the Peace Appeal and her experience in the DMZ when she was on sabbatical in 2016 on exchange with Seoul Presbytery and Toronto Conference.
Come see a Charlie Chaplin silent movie, The Circus, with a Juno-winning concert organist playing live to provide the movie sound in the original way. A little under 100 years ago – 1928 – in the early days of moving pictures on screens, Chaplin made The Circus.
Maple Grove United Church is presenting an authentic version with Live Organ Music, just the way audiences back then would have experienced it!
Aficionados of movie history and media students have the opportunity to find out what the origins of screen art, of moving pictures, was like for the early audiences
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silent-movie-charlie-chaplin-in-the-circus-tickets-440977775397 and at the door
Adults $20.00, children under 12 Free, high school students $!5.00
Reviews of the Juno Award winning concert organist, Ian Sadler: