The Maple Grove United Church community is here to offer you care and support even while we can’t meet in person.
- Weekly online services, (see the home page for this week’s Virtual Service) or
- Sunday School – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/maple-grove-uc-sunday-school-by-zoom/ – a typical Sunday – check the home page for this week’s
- Youth Meetings – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/a-shout-out-to-all-mgy/ – a typical Friday night – check the Events calendar
- Bible Reflections by Zoom – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/bible-engagement-formerly-bible-study/, – a typical Friday morning or check the Events calendar
- Centering Prayer – Christian meditation – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/centering-prayer-meeting-on-zoom/, or
- A time to gather Sunday mornings for coffee and a chat – check the Maple Grove enews for the link
- By visiting with and singing with a choir https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/event/zoom-virtual-choir-practice/2020-09-10/
For pastoral care, call 905-845-9721 or email email@example.com
or visit MapleGroveInfo or the Events calendar on our website for more information.
Maple Grove United Church – where the Spirit Soars and the Heart Finds a Home.
MGUC has been Supporting the Canadian Food Grains Bank for 15 years. Here is a request for support.
No gift is too small.
You can donate by cheque – “Maple Grove United Church” – memo “CFGB”
You can donate using the “Please Donate Here” button at the bottom of the webpage
You can donate by calling Bobbi-Jo in the MGUC office if you need help – (905) 845-5721
Tax receipts for all donations will be issued from Maple Grove United Church
If you just want to make a donation, go to “Please Donate Here” at the bottom of this web page:Please Donate Here
Last year some of our congregation took part in a discussion of White Fragility. This year we will be reading 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph. This relatively short and easy-to-read book describes what Chief Joseph believes to be the main issues with the Indian Act and argues that it should be eliminated.
Please join Katy Joaquim or me in a thought-provoking discussion about this book and what it says about our past, present and future with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
The Zoom book discussion is planned for Monday, June 7th at 7:30 pm. Please contact Sandra Onufryk at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Due to the province wide lockdown that begins on April 3rd, Saturday, at 12:01am, the 5 United Churches have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Pilgrimage of the Cross event. Unfortunately, the information is confusing on the number of people that can gather outdoors, and so we decided that we would lead by example and are asking everyone to stay at home and stay safe.
I hope this doesn’t cause any problem or too much confusion. An email will be sent to those that receive the Maple Grove enews later today.
Since I won’t see you on Saturday, please keep well and stay safe. Happy Easter!!!
btw- the mgY group will meet again on Friday April 9th at 7pm. More information next week.
Celebrate Palm Sunday with all ages Messy Church
EVERYONE IS WELCOME !!!
RAISE YOUR PALMS!
When: Saturday, March 27 @ 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. via ZOOM
Join with your friends from Maple Grove
and meet others from St. Paul’s, St. John’s and Munn’s United Churches
Crafts, Worship, Song, Fun and Community
Contact Ilana Green for more information: email@example.com
Craft information during pre-registration, click the link:
Messy Church Registration & Craft Information
Friday March 19, 2021 7-8:15pm
A time for the youth and their friends to gather and share experiences of faith, the pandemic, school, life, podcasts. We end our time together in prayer – for those in our lives and the community.
High school, college, university and anyone of that age group are welcome.
if you would like the ZOOM link or information, email Rev. Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Update to Pollinator Garden – progress is being made however we still need your volunteer support to see this project through! The location has been chosen – swing by the church and have a look!’
“The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.”
“I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.”
Scientists, politicians, activists and Canadians in general recognize that our world is in trouble. Species are declining at a rapid rate and the planet is warming quickly. What can we do that will make a difference? In a 2019 survey our congregation cited the natural environment and the local poor as our top two priorities.
In response to this directive Outreach has responded with plans for a Pollinator Garden that will provide a habitat for those all important creatures such as butterflies that make life on earth possible. The garden is planned for the entrance to the church on the southern side of the driveway as it provides ample sun. Technical help in the selection of plants is already available but Outreach is seeking individuals with a keen interest in the environment or gardening to help plant the garden and tend it over the summer as the first year is very important in establishing the plants. If you or your friends would like to be a part of this initiative please contact Hugh Wanless at hpwanless@gmail or 905-399-6678. If we do not have a core of volunteers to ensure the health of the new plantings we will be unable to proceed with the project.