The United Church Marked Mental Health Sunday

The United Church marked Mental Health Sunday on May 2nd for the first time. During the first week of May there where live sessions with chaplains and ministers on the church’s Facebook Page. Check out the blog post “Breaking the Silence about Mental Health” by Amy Crawford, Identity and Mission Team. More details are available on Sharepoint. Let’s look after ours and others mental health! Resources are available from Morneau Shepell, Canada Life, Canadian Mental Health and more.  

Amy has set up the network’s Facebook page. Please LIKE the page and, if possible, introduce the page to others in your network who would be interested in the work of this network. Here is the link and we encourage all to utilize it for the purpose it’s been set up. 

Another link is the Mental Health Awareness Week Seminar page in The United Church’s website. The link is below. 

There is a 7-blog series dedicated for Mental Health Week. Please visit our Round The Table page to read the blogs.

Amy’s blog, Breaking the Silence about Mental Health  explains how the Mental Health Sunday in the United Church came about. You can read it via the link below.
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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 to sign up.

MGUC Pollinator Project

More Pollinator Information

‘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!’

Isaiah 24:4-6
“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.”

Jeremiah 2:7
“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.

Outreach Committee

Maple Grove’s 2021 Zoom & Virtual Offerings

Sanctuary with people in pews

The Maple Grove United Church community is here to offer you care and support even while we can’t meet in person.  

For pastoral care, call 905-845-9721 or email 
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.

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