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Community Round Table

COMMUNITY ROUND TABLE update:

On Tuesday, November 21st, Maple Grove held a very successful Community Round Table, hosting 24 people from 19 different Faith, School and Service Organizations. Including members of Maple Grove, a total of 37 people participated in this event. Everyone found the event a wonderful opportunity to share concerns/ideas about what is happening in our community today and in the future. It also allowed different groups to connect on ideas and possible collaborations with each other and with Maple Grove.

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Kerr Street Mission – Christmas Wonders & Beyond

Kerr Street Mission Christmas Wonders & Beyond

For more than fourteen years, KSM have operated “Christmas Wonders”, an outreach program that helps make Christmas more complete and joyous for families and individuals in the Kerr Street area of Oakville. There are over 18,680 people who live below the poverty level in Oakville.

Monetary donations to this program allow KSM to purchase gift cards in bulk at a discount. Every dollar donated translates into $1.09. The gift cards are then distributed fairly amongst needy families who use them to shop for their own children’s Christmas presents.

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Grandparents’ Day – November 12

Sunday November 12: As part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations and Inspired by a suggestion from one of the members of our Koinonia Choir, that Maple Grove children host a brunch for their grandparents, the congregation is invited to join in a pot-lunch brunch following worship on Sunday, Nov 12. Both our children’s choirs will be featured in the worship service, which will celebrate the gifts that grandparents and all seniors are to us, and that we are to them.

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Restore Halton – Helping Community People

Restore Halton helps our neighbours having troubles access resources in the community to help them help themselves. There are several groups in our congregation assisting families or individuals in crisis situations. So far our congregation has helped an immigrant family, a woman suffering from debilitating health issues and a family of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 that have been left orphaned. A training session is provided before you join a team or a partner and are matched with a family or individual.

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Messy Church

Did you know that over 500,000 individuals participate in Messy Church around the world? Something that began in an Anglican church named St. Wilfrid’s in 2004 is now being enjoyed in more than 3,000 churches in 24 countries – and Maple Grove United Church is one of them.

Our very own Messy Church returns on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. The theme will be: “We Are God’s Temple!” and planning is already underway for another great session of singing,

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United Church of Canada – Relief Efforts

Emergencies at Home and around the Globe

The United Church of Canada E-ssentials – September 8, 2017

 

Emergencies at Home and around the Globe

The United Church of Canada is monitoring several situations around the world where people are facing the effects of extreme weather events. Please join us in praying for those impacted by these events, our partners in the regions, and those who remain in harm’s way from approaching storms. 

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Private Music Lessons at Maple Grove United Church

  • University-trained instructor with 12 years of teaching experience offering lessons in piano, voice and music theory.
  • Positive, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Learn your favourite classical, jazz, rock and pop tunes at your own pace.
  • All ages welcome!

 Interested? Please contact:
Eran Rozen (B.Mus, M.Mus, A.R.C.T.)
Mobile: 905-932-0634
Email: eranrozen2@gmail.com
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Western Heights Montessori Academy

Our new tenant, Western Heights Montessori Academy, has transformed the previous day care to a fully equipped Montessori School. They also offer music, kids yoga, French and Mandarin classes to the students on a regular basis.  Registration for September 2017 year is underway!

They offer full time and part-time child care services and learning for children between the ages of six months and six years. Western Heights also serves neighbourhood Public and Catholic schools with their before and after school program for children between four and twelve years of age.

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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery are renting the back portion of the parking lot starting on Saturday August 19th through to mid-November 2017. Times are Monday to Friday 4:30-8:00pm, and, weekends/holidays starting at 1:00-6:00pm. 
 
There will be security guards provided by the hospital on site during the rental hours. People coming to the church for business committee meetings administration. etc., can park in the area at the new front all the way to the daycare fence line. Read more Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery

Proposed trip to Israel April (3rd week) 2018:

September Update

A Holy Land Pilgrimage
60th Anniversary
Maple Grove United Church
 
April 27 – May 8, 2018
12 Days * 20 Meals
Escorted

We had a very good turnout at our information night with Craig Travel.

There are 2 corrections to make:

  • The number of people that would be travelling is limited to 22 people.
  • A deposit of $500.00 is required by November 30,

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