The Aboalagal family arrived at 9 pm on Tuesday night! Everyone is healthy and happy to be in Canada with their sister and her family who live in Clearview. Just to remind you almost 3 years ago the sister who immigrated to Canada over 17 years ago approached the church to help her brother and his wife and two daughters ( 8 and 3 1/2) to come as refugees. The sister paid all the money in advance for the sponsorship and will have them live with her until we find a suitable rental unit.
Request from Lake Scugog Camp
Lake Scugog Camp, one of over fifty United Church camps across Canada, caters especially to inner city, underprivileged children from the Greater Toronto area. Maple Grove has supported this camp for many years financially and in staffing the health clinic and as teen counsellors.
Two of the weeklong sessions each summer are for single moms and their children, allowing them to have a safe and enjoyable vacation together.
WE NEED HELP WITH THE ANNUAL
SPRING OUTDOOR CLEANUP
Saturday, May 5, 2018
(Students: EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS)
Join us for fresh air, fellowship and fun
9 am to 12:00 noon
We want to make the Maple Grove property beautiful!
BRING YOUR RAKES, GLOVES AND SMILE
MUFFIN AND FRUIT DONATIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
This is a special monetary award made possible by the family of a young woman from this congregation who died.
The award is available to a young person attending high school in Oakville during the year of application. The goal of the award is to give a student an opportunity to further develop themselves personally, in leadership and spiritual growth. Applicants must demonstrate their contribution to the life of the congregation through their activity and involvement in the church; demonstrate how their use of the award will contribute to their personal growth and development;
Update – Ongoing Sales
Green Horizons BIG YELLOW BAG of Soil or Mulch. If you’re in need of soil for top dressing or building up garden beds, or mulch for your gardens, Green Horizons offers the best quality soil and mulch delivered right to your home. If you order before May 15th you’ll receive $10.00 off. Plus take the empty bag back to the Royal Windsor Oakville location and get another $5.00 back.
But here’s the best part.
Due to the unseasonable snow and ice storm,
the Maple Grove Fertilizer Sale has been extended!
Pre-order here – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/fertilizer/index.html
Saturday, April 21 – pick up your pre-ordered fertilizer materials
at Maple Grove from 12:00 to 3:00!
58th Annual MGUC Fertilizer Sale
Order Here – https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/fertilizer/
Sign up to help on sale day. See postings in the lobby.
The Maple Grove Outreach Committee is continuing to support the Kerr Street Mission Food Bank. Please give the gift of food to someone in need. Pick up a bag from the lobby and fill it using the grocery list inside the bag. Drop it off either in the church lobby or at KSM.
Thank you for your continued support,
Let us remember the gifts we have received from God, and in our turn become God’s giving hands in this world.
I wanted to send this note to express our gratitude for your commitment of time, talent and treasure during our 2018 Stewardship campaign. While the campaign officially ended at the end of December, 2017, we still were getting commitment cards coming in all the way up into March of this year!
The Outreach Committee is asking for your help to support two young men who are clients of Community Living and who are on Crisis Funding because their families cannot afford to pay for the support of the day programs that make it possible for them to continue to live at home. Here is an excerpt from the request that we received from Alexandra Hayes, who works for Community Living:
“The day program allows these boys to have experiences in the community,… Read more Outreach Committee – a message from Community Living, Oakville