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Changes at Maple Grove: Interim Minister & Director of Music

An update on recruitment
Two recruitment teams are in place for upcoming transitions at Maple Grove, the retirements of Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes as of August 31st and of Dan Hynek, Director of Music, as of May 31st.

Sincere thanks to all those who have volunteered to share their time and talent on this important work!

Here is a brief update from each team:

Intentional Interim Minister
The Transition Team has been hard at work.

Read more Changes at Maple Grove: Interim Minister & Director of Music

Dan Hynek Retiring!

Maple Grove has been so blessed by Dan Hynek’s gift of music leadership, with high points like the magnificent Good Friday service, big band services, and those spectacular Christmas concerts. Sadly, we have accepted his notice of retirement, effective the end of May.

The Terms of Reference for the Music Director Search Committee were approved by Council on March 21, and now we are seeking committee members. While some have already come forward,

Read more Dan Hynek Retiring!

THANK YOU ETHAN ALLEN & MILLIONAIRE’S DAUGHTER

THANK YOU TO ETHAN ALLEN FURNITURE AND MILLIONAIRE’S DAUGHTER

The Outreach Committee thanks these companies for their support of our refugee fund. Ethan Allen has donated showroom furniture which Millionaire’s Daughter is selling in their consignment shops and on the web in a special arrangement with us.

Go to the Millionaire’s Daughter store or check their inventory out online. You may be surprised at what you find!

Read more THANK YOU ETHAN ALLEN & MILLIONAIRE’S DAUGHTER

Congregation Soup and Sandwich Potluck Sunday January 28th after worship.

Please join us for lunch and then a presentation by Jill Strapp of EDGE Consulting on the Loving Neighbour, Loving God Round Table sessions with the congregation and the community over the last year. Jill will be helping us interpret the results and consider how we can use the information in carrying out our mission and ministry at Maple Grove.

For the Potluck: 

Families with Surnames beginning with

  • A – L please bring sandwiches
  • M –

Read more Congregation Soup and Sandwich Potluck Sunday January 28th after worship.

Support the Banning of Nuclear Weapons

This past year the world has become severely threatened by a nuclear weapons dispute between the United States of America and the Republic of North Korea. However, as long as nuclear weapons exist a major destruction of life on the planet is a real possibility because of deliberate use, accidental use, miscalculated use, or use of these weapons by terrorists through cyber hacking or illegal possession.

The Anglican Church of Canada supports Canada signing the 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which Canada has refused to sign.

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Restore Halton – Helping Community People

Our Restore Halton volunteers are helping another family.
 
They need the following. If you can donate any of these items please contact John Berg: jgberg@cogeco.ca or 905-338-2713.
 

  • 4 single bed frames and box spring
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 small study desks
  • 2 coffee / end tables
  • 2 wifi enabled laptops
  • 1 partridge in a pear tree

 Thank you all for thinking about this needy family.Read more Restore Halton – Helping Community People

Kerr Street Mission – Christmas Wonders & Beyond

Kerr Street Mission Christmas Wonders & Beyond

We have collected 185 bags of groceries for our hungry neighbours at Kerr Street Mission. This was wonderful work by everyone who gave and worked behind the scenes

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.

Read more Kerr Street Mission – Christmas Wonders & Beyond

Seeking Master for MGUC Sound System 

Do you secretly wish to be master of the sound system?  If so, put that wish to work.

Let us know so we can spread the wealth of fun things to do.

Training included “at no extra cost”.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the church office (mguc@cogeco.net)
or Liz Valentine (e.valentine@sympatico.ca)

Thank you, JC Berube… Read more Seeking Master for MGUC Sound System 

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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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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