The Outreach Committee of Maple Grove United Church provides outreach to various communities at the International, national and local levels. Projects that we support include: assisting Refugee families to come to Canada and relocate successfully, Neighbour Care Network (NCN, formerly Restore Halton) where we support Halton families in need with emotional, financial and coordination in finding support from various government programs.
In addition we provide financial assistance or resources to numerous organizations including Fair Trade groups, Canada Foodgrains Bank, Sleeping Children Around the World,
The Caring Team of Maple Grove United reaches out to people in our church family and community in times of need for support, prayer, and encouragement. We do that through visitation, prayer, food delivery, prayer shawls, crosses, co-ordination of funeral and memorial services, lending medical and surgical equipment, and Christmas care baskets. The Team provides a “Shadow” for the minister at the conclusion of the Sunday services, accompany the minister at the Oakville hospital church services, and assist with the annual Memory Service held in Advent.
Hello Maplegrove Team!
I just wanted to send over a huge thank you to each and every team member that came in last Thursday to prepare such a wonderful meal for the Oakville community. Without groups like yours, we would not be able to support the community in the ways we do,
December 9, 2018
Seconds for Stewardship
Let us remember the gifts we have received from God, and in our turn become God’s giving hands in this world.
While our 2019 Stewardship campaign is officially closed, we still have only about half the Commitment cards collected compared to last year. For those of you who have made a pledge, we thank you! For those of you who have not yet made a pledge, please fill out a Commitment card and deposit it into the sealed box in the back foyer of the Church.
Once again, to make our evening of story-and-song, crafts and a meal together a great success, we could use some help. Volunteers are much appreciated for helping in the kitchen and with the kids’ activities.
We also have a need for cardboard toilet-paper rolls for one of the crafts. If you can bring one or two to the church for Andy, it would be much appreciated!… Read more Messy Church soon – Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 5 p.m.!
The Caring Team is in need of replenishing the freezer with casseroles and soups (enough to feed 2 to 4 people per serving)
Donations of baked muffins, loaves and cookies (please no nuts) would also be greatly appreciated.
When packaging, package well to prevent freezer burn as well as placing the made date of your donation and the list of ingredients.
Please place your donation in the freezer in the upstairs kitchen adding what you have made to the list on the side of the upstairs staff fridge.
Christmas is coming and it’s time for the Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser – to support of the ongoing needs of the church community as well as decorate your home or to give as a gift!
Plants will be ready for pick-up Saturday December 8th after 3 p.m. or Sunday December 9th after each service, leaving plenty of time to enjoy your plants before Christmas.… Read more Poinsettia Sale – 2018
Please consider contributing something from your family/cultural tradition!
Suggestions: Those with surnames beginning with the letters:
- A – M: Sandwiches or other “main course” items such as cheese & crackers, veggie plates, etc
- N – Z: Desserts – cookies, squares, fruit, etc.
Coffee, tea & cold drinks to be provided.… Read more After Service Potluck