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Pizza Fundraiser

Just in time for the Holidays: the Pizza Fundraiser is back!

Order by November 21st for pickup 11 a.m. November 27th

All pizzas are single (11-inch) serving sizes.

Now a variety of crusts are also available:

  • Regular crust (bundle of 4 pizzas for $35)
  • Gluten-free cauliflower crust (2 pizzas of your choice for $25)
  • Keto crust (2 pizzas of your choice for $30).



Pizzas can be picked up at St. Simon’s Anglican Church

1450 Litchfield Road, Oakville on Sunday, November 27th between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Celeste Bryant

Parish Administrator

905-845-8351

St. Simon’s Anglican Church, Oakville

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Do You Knit or Crochet

shawl & cross

The MGUC Prayer Shawl Group is always looking for more knitters and crocheters to add to our supply. We are currently small in number and have supplied several shawls and blankets recently, so would welcome new helpers.

Our next meeting will be held at the home of Ellen Kaye on Thursday November 24 a 12 noon – bring your own lunch and coffee mug. You are always welcome to join us, or if you are unable to attend, you can knit on your own time. We can provide lots of easy patterns.

The shawl storage has now been placed in the file cabinets in the Children’s Chapel, along with instructions on how to package them. Feel free to offer one if you know of someone who is dealing with grief, illness, loneliness, sadness, anyone who would appreciate a warm hug and kind wishes from MGUC. There is a card attached to fill in the recipient’s name, so it can be recorded. So far well over 800 have been distributed.

You will also find above the file cabinet, some of the beautiful wooden crosses made by Tom Gilchrist that just fit comfortably in a hand. Believe me, they are much appreciated!



For more information call Judy Lilly at 905-842-8767

Stewardship: 2022

Dear Friends of Maple Grove,

It is that time of year again for our Annual Stewardship Campaign. 

Our congregation has been sent the following information:

  • Our Stewardship letter to the congregation including important information about our Campaign for this year.
  • A Commitment Pledge Sheet; and
  • A Narrative Budget explaining how and where donations were used last year.

Please make sure you get a chance to look through these documents which were sent on Friday September 30th to your email.  If you were unable to access the documents please contact Pam in the Church Office. 

We ask that you fill out your pledge sheet and return it to the Church office or put it in the donation plate no later than Sunday, Oct. 30th

Thank you!

Cameron Serles

Stewardship Committee

e-Transfers at Maple Grove United

  Maple Grove United Church now has the ability to receive e-transfers

If you wish to donate using an e-transfer, please send your e-transfer to mgucbookkeeper@cogeco.net and include your name or organization in the message box, the specific purpose so that it is applied appropriately, and your address to receive a tax receipt.

Poinsettia Blitz

Hello friends and members of Maple Grove!

Poinsettia

As fall cleanup is well underway it is time to start thinking about – you’ve got it, POINSETTIAS!

This year’s campaign is running from Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 11th with pickup of plants on Saturday, December 3rd.

This annual tradition has brought so much joy to our homes and offices as part of decorating for the Christmas season.  As well, the proceeds assist in the ongoing needs of our church and community – a ‘Win Win’.

Please help by ordering as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out.  Pass along the information to your friends and family, plants are florist quality and speak for themselves!

Please find the order form below for further details and submitting.

Hard copies will also be available to pick up on Sundays at church.  

Poinsettia Order Sheet, 2022

Patty Wanless and her Poisettia Pals 

Neighbourhood Care Network & Christians Against Poverty

Neighborhood Care Network (NCN) and Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – join the Maple Grove team. We are a group of Maple Grover’s who work with Kerr Street Mission to provide a helping hand to those in need. Those we help include recent immigrants from Afghanistan and the Ukraine plus others dealing with marriage breakdown, job loss and financial difficulties. We all deserve to be in a safe, secure environment and you can help make this happen.
Please feel free to contact me, John Berg at jgberg@cogeco.ca for further details and discussion. You will not be asked to do anything alone or that you wouldn’t be trained to handle. 
Here are two courses for you to consider: The Christians Against Poverty’s Money Course will be of interest if you need to learn how to budget and handle your own expenses. The course will run on 3 consecutive Wednesday nights at Kerr Street Mission.
We will enjoy a meal together at 6:30 pm, and then move into our teaching time finishing up around 9:00 pm.
The course will run on the following dates: • October 12, 19, 26, 2022 • March 22, 29, April 5, 2023 • June 7, 14, 21, 2023  Contact John King to reserve your spot: john@kerrstreet.com | 905-845-7485 ext. 233

 If you want to take the next step towards becoming a MGUC volunteer, attend the next NCN/CAP training session at Kerr Street Mission which is on Saturday, December 10th. We invite you and others in our Church who may be interested.  Please contact Paula Da Rocha to sign up. paula@kerrstreet.com Thanks so much for all you do for your neighbors!
 John Berg
Neighbour

Silent Movie with Live Organ

Poster for a silent movie with live organ

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silent-movie-charlie-chaplin-in-the-circus-tickets-440977775397 or at the door

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:

Neighbourhood Care Network & Christians Against Poverty

Neighborhood Care Network (NCN) and 

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – join the Maple Grove team.

We are a group of Maple Grover’s who work with Kerr Street Mission to provide a helping hand to those in need. Those we help include recent immigrants from Afghanistan and the Ukraine plus others dealing with marriage breakdown, job loss and financial difficulties. We all deserve to be in a safe, secure environment and you can help make this happen.

Please feel free to contact me, John Berg at jgberg@cogeco.ca for further details and discussion. You will not be asked to do anything alone or that you wouldn’t be trained to handle.

Here are two courses for you to consider:

The Christians Against Poverty’s Money Course will be of interest if you need to learn how to budget and handle your own expenses.

The course will run on 3 consecutive Wednesday nights at Kerr Street Mission.

We will enjoy a meal together at 6:30 pm, and then move into our teaching time finishing up around 9:00 pm. The course will run on the following dates: 

• October 12, 19, 26, 2022 

• March 22, 29, April 5, 2023 

• June 7, 14, 21, 2023 

Contact John King to reserve your spot: john@kerrstreet.com | 905-845-7485 ext. 233

If you want to take the next step towards becoming a MGUC volunteer, attend the next NCN/CAP training session at Kerr Street Mission which is on Saturday, December 10th. We invite you and others in our Church who may be interested. 

Please contact Paula Da Rocha to sign up. paula@kerrstreet.com

Thanks so much for all you do for your neighbors!

John Berg

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