How do we move through our Good Fridays of difficulty, of challenge, of suffering?
Beginning Wednesday evening, March 6, a five-part series on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the cross:
Were the words Jesus spoke from the cross just random utterances, of little meaning for others? Or were they messages of encouragement, even inspiration, for dark and difficult times?
… Read more Lenten Bible Study
59th Annual Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2019
Spring and our annual Fertilizer Sale is just around the corner! As the church’s largest annual fundraiser, and the only one that targets fund-raising from outside our church community, every helping hand makes a difference.
To ensure we have another successful year we again need volunteers to be Territory Captains to help deliver flyers and make some phone calls to past customers to alert them to the upcoming Sale.
… Read more Maple Grove United Church Fertilizer Sale! Saturday, April 13, 2019
Seconds for Stewardship – Good News! We have gifts to share!
It is that time of the year when we all are recovering from the many social events and responsibilities of the Christmas season. We’ve all heard it said that “actions speak louder than words,” and the new year provides us with a great opportunity for all of us to speak volumes without opening our mouths.
We are still looking for contributions of time, talent and treasure ot the Church for this year.
… Read more Seconds for Stewardship – Good News! We have gifts to share!
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,
… Read more What the Outreach Committee Does, 2018
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.
… Read more The Caring Team of Maple Grove United
A team from Maplegrove Church recently served a roast beef dinner to 70 people at the Kerr Street Mission. We received the following email in appreciation. Thanks to all who served and contributed.
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,
… Read more Maple Grove & Kerr Street Mission, 2018
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.
… Read more Stewardship at Maple Grove United, 2018/19
The next Messy Church is coming up soon – Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m.!
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.
… Read more The Caring Team Needs Casseroles & Soups