Social

Bible Engagement (formerly Bible Study)

Bibles

We discover and learn together by sharing where scripture engages with our lives
and even the times that it doesn’t. (No prior Bible knowledge required)
ALL are WELCOME !!! 

We gather via ZOOM, Friday, April 16th from 11am-12:15pm
(Check with Rev. Kerry or the Maple Grove office to get the Zoom address)

This week we will discuss the following scriptures:
1 John 3: 16-24 Let us love in truth and action.
John 10: 11-18 Jesus is the good shepherd.

Know someone that would like to be part of this experience; send them this information or let Rev. Kerry know and he will reach out to them.

Looking forward to our discussion on ZOOM.
Blessings,
Rev. Kerry 

Congregational Sharing Time

Right now, we are apart far more than we would like. We are testing to see if the e-news can help narrow that gap a little by keeping us up-to-date on what is happening with our members.

The enews will, with your consent, publish the big and little news of our lives such as birthdays, anniversaries, children and grandchildren or COVED19 vaccinations..

To share your message on the MGUC e-news, just send a note to: enewsmguc@googlegroups.com

Maple Grove UC Sunday School – via Zoom at 9:30am

No Sunday School on March 28

Sunday School via ZOOM returns on EASTER SUNDAY, April 4th at 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome! 

If you would like your young ones or friends to be included in the Maple Grove Sunday School gatherings via ZOOM, please email Rev. Kerry, revkerrymguc@gmail.com, and he will send you the ZOOM link.  

Craft materials for April 4th will be available for pick up from the table inside the accessible entrance. Accessible entrance doors are open Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday from 10am-noon. A non-perishable food donation box is also located on the table for your donations to help local food banks. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Sunday School on April 4th at 9:30 a.m. via ZOOM.

Come one and come all. 
Have a blessed and peace filled week.

 Rev. Kerry (pronouns: he/him)

mgY (Maple Grove Youth)

Friday March 19, 2021 7-8:15pm


A time for the youth and their friends to gather and share experiences of faith, the pandemic, school, life, podcasts. We end our time together in prayer – for those in our lives and the community. 

High school, college, university and anyone of that age group are welcome. 
if you would like the ZOOM link or information, email Rev. Kerry at revkerrymguc@gmail.com

Celebrate PIE Day! March 14, 2021 – Inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ People

cartoon of a pie

Public, Intentional, Explicit Inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ People


Why PIE?
PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. 

Those are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to when we seek to live into being Affirming, Welcoming, or Inclusive people and communities. What’s in YOUR Affirming PIE? What ingredients would you use?
How do you want to fold in Public, Intentional, and Explicit (PIE) elements? This year we celebrate with a PIE recipe shared with you! The ingredients…two cups of inclusion, a tablespoon of sparkle, a quarter cup of love – you get the idea! Think about how our faith community could continue to build our PIE, or how we are starting to cook something up.

Public, Intentional, Explicit Inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ People

mgY gathering via Zoom

For high school,college and university students!
Friday, February 19th at 7pm we gather virtually via ZOOM. 

  • Let’s catch up with how we are all doing, especially as we observe the red zone regulations in Oakville.   
  • We didn’t have time last time to watch Michael’s film, so hopefully he will agree to show it to us tomorrow night.  Again –  no pressure Michael if you don’t want to do this. 
  • For a little faith talk, I would like to engage in a discussion and learning opportunity for all of us about Lent. 
  • What is Lent? 
  • Why have Lent?   
  • Is this something that may or may not impact my life as a Christian.  
  • A request to participate on Saturday, April 3rd with the “pilgrimage of the cross” with other Oakville United Churches.  I have the details to share with you. 

Looking forward to seeing you and discussing the above and other topics with you.  If you think your friends might be interested please forward this email.  For sure,  All are welcome!
Zoom link is in the eNews or email Rev. Kerry – revkerrymguc@gmail.com

Stay safe, stay warm and keep well.   Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night. 

Peace,
Rev. Kerry (he/him)

The United Church of Canada acknowledges that its buildings and ministries, from coast to coast to coast, are on the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples.

Taking a Moment for Mental Health

LET’S GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

January can be really tough, post-holidays, with spring months away, and we know that the winter blah’s are real.  Add in COVID-19, physical distancing, isolation and so much unknown, it is important to take a few moments to focus on our own wellbeing.

Long before anyone had heard about COVID-19, mental health was a serious issue.  Now, on this Bell Let’s Talk Day, we are reminded of the mental health situation all around us.  Let’s take this moment to be part of the conversation on mental health.

In support of mental health awareness, I want to share a few things that you and your family can do to stay healthy at home (see below).    Finding new ways to stay connected with friends, family and loved ones and practicing self-care supports good mental health and well-being for all.

Let’s get through this, together – try one or more of the following:

  • Join a virtual book club;
    Phone a friend and enjoy the conversation over a cup of tea or coffee;
    Send a card or letter to show someone you care;
    Take a  couple of 10-20 minute breaks everyday and get outdoors for some R&R;
    Have a video call over dinner to “share a meal”;
    Treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers;
    Join an on-line group fitness class to stay physically active;
    Reduce stress by setting new routines and goals for your day/week;
    Block out some no-screen time each day;
    Add new green houseplants.

These are just a few ideas to hopefully pick us up when we are feeling blah. 

If you or a loved one is going through a tough time, here are some resources that can assist:

  • In Distress please call 911 for immediate help;.  
    If you are in crisis but do not require emergency care, you may contact any of the following services 24 -7:
  • Oakville Distress Centre at 905-849-4541;
    Distress Centre North Halton at 905-877-1211;
    Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 1-877-825-9011;
    Canadian Mental Health Association  (905) 693-4270

Maintaining good mental health is just as important as your physical health.

May you and your family stay healthy & happy.

Blessings,

Rev. Kerry

Scroll to Top