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Prayer Shawls Available

We have a good supply of beautiful prayer shawls available that may be given to family or friends going through a difficult time in their lives; illness, grief, surgery, changes in health, living situations.  They may also be given in times of great joy, happiness or celebration. In short, they are available to anyone you feel needs warm thoughts and prayers, or just hugs, from the MGUC family.

Bobbi-Jo is usually the central person to notify if you know of someone, and could perhaps help you select one,

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Request for Lake Scugog Camp

Once again, we are requesting donations of small articles, such as soaps, shampoos (hotel and resort items welcome!) photo size picture frames, children’s or adults books, regifted items, jewelry, playing cards, anything is acceptable!

MGUC has long supported this United Church summer camp for inner city children and CAS referrals.

The difference among other camps is the two sessions offered to single moms and their children.  Some of these women come directly from shelters. The camp offers a week long opportunity to spend safe and quality time with each other and with their children.

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Materials for a Generous Quilter

Louise Speck, a friend of Maple Grove currently living in Milton has very kindly donated approximately forty very beautiful children’s quilts to be distributed through the Prayer Shawl/Caring Team Ministry. 

Louise is extremely artistic and creative, putting together many one-of-a-kind creations, using very unusual materials. If you have extra cottons, denim, (including old jeans), flannels, lace tablecloths, fleece, quilt batt, good quality thread, Louise would welcome the contribution and consider it a challenge!

These quilts are available, 

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The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Group – April 2019

“JOYFUL PRAISE”:OUR ANNUAL SPRING EVENING OF DANCE 

We will also be joined by the students of                                                    SPURRELL SINGING STUDIO as well as PURE GRACE

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th 2019, 7:30PM 

MAPLE GROVE UNITED CHURCH 

346 MAPLE GROVE DRIVE, OAKVILLE 

TICKETS ARE $10 – AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE DOOR 

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO 

LIGHTHOUSE SUPPORT CENTRE IN OAKVILLE

HELPING GRIEVING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Read more The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Group – April 2019

Children’s Book – He’ll Always Be My Dad

He’ll Always be my Dad

Update: An official Book Launch was held Saturday April sixth at the Lighthouse for Grieving Children for Chrissy Lilly’s children’s book “He’ll Always be my Dad”. The book is dedicated to Jim, Regan and Jorja, and also to the Lighthouse, a caring, valuable and essential organization in Oakville that supports and guides families through their grief journey.

The book will be available for sale following the service, or through the church office.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2019

We have a good supply of beautiful prayer shawls available that may be given to family or friends going through a difficult time in their lives; illness, grief, surgery, changes in health, living situations. They may also be given in times of great joy, happiness or celebration.

In short, they are available to anyone you feel needs warm thought and prayers, or just hugs, from the MGUC family.

Bobbi-Jo is usually the central person to notify if you know of someone,

Read more Prayer Shawl Ministry, 2019

Habits, Norms & Expectations

What to Keep? What to Give Up?

A WORKSHOP FOR CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS & TEAMS to explore how differing patterns in worship, leadership, and programs can be discovered, and how positive change can be negotiated.  

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. to Noon

at CHRIST FIRST  (formerly Christ Church and First United)

Port Credit Campus, 151 Lakeshore Road West, Missisauga

Led By:   Morar Murray-Hayes, Carolyn Smith, and Harry Disher

$100 per congregational team (payable at the event)

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Maple Grove’s Yoga & Fitness 50+

 “I hate exercising, but I know it’s good for me.”

 Not everyone enjoys exercising… but everyone enjoys the benefits of exercising regularly, such as increase energy throughout the day to do the things you love.

We’ve got a class for every body with the mature body in mind.

Mondays
9:15-10:15 am     Total Body Workout
10:30-11:30 am   Sit Fit           

Wednesdays
9:15-10:15 am     Total Body Workout
10:30-11:30 am   Not-Your-Mama’s Chair Yoga

Fridays
9:15-10:15 am    Total Body Workout
10:55 –

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A New Learning Opportunity: How to Read the Bible

A New Learning Opportunity
How to Read the Bible
November 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Friendship Room

A YouTube version of the course given November 28, 2018 can be found at On Reading the Bible

It is for those interested in going from dipping their toes in the shallow end to paddling in the deep end. An introductory study for those who have wanted to get into the Bible but have largely limited themselves to the readings from the lectern and dim memories of Sunday School.… Read more A New Learning Opportunity: How to Read the Bible

New United Church Structure – Region 9 Review, 2018


Let’s Talk Turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving from your Executive Minister
Although Thanksgiving Day has passed, this is the time of year when we are awestruck by the abundance around us. As we plan for our future, let’s take a moment to give thanks for:

  • gifted leaders who give generously of their time;
  • the vision of a church open to transformation not just transition;
  • the wealth of resources that church has!
    • What wealth?

Read more New United Church Structure – Region 9 Review, 2018