Interim Report on Interim Ministry June 2019
As we enter into the second half of the interim Ministry period, it seemed appropriate to give a report. At the urging of the United Church whose experience indicates that the succession to as long a ministry as Morar’s without an interim is often a failure, Council adopted an interim Ministry model.
There are four key objectives of this model:
- To get the Congregation used to change;
- To assist the congregation in developing a vision and plan for ministry and mission in the future;
… Read more Transition Team Timeline
We meet for Centering Prayer on Tuesdays.
During the winter we meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel at the rear of the Maple Grove United Church Sanctuary. Usually, after we meditate for 20 minutes, we pause for a short break for tea, cookies and chatting, followed by reading and discussion or watching relevant videos. We read books and watch videos about Christian meditation by people such as Father Keating, Cynthia Bourgeault,
… Read more Centering Prayer
It’s the start of another “school year” for the Church too, and once again we are looking for volunteers to help with occasional leadership of the Wonder Worship (younger kids) class.
This is not a “full-time” commitment – we are looking for “fill-in” help on Sundays when our regular leaders might be unable to take the class. Lots of guidance and support will be provided!
If you can offer assistance, please let Andy King (email@example.com) or Pat Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org
… Read more Helpers Needed for Our Sunday School
Recent years have seen extensive power outages and other challenging conditions resulting from severe weather events such as ice storms and windstorms. Would your household be ready for an extended emergency?
Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m., Maple Grove will host a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop, open to all in our surrounding community, to learn how to construct a 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit. There will be live demonstrations, a guest speaker from the Region of Halton’s Emergency Management Team,
… Read more EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP AT MAPLE GROVE
- Wednesday – Koinonia Choir practice (grades 3-8) – 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm in the Daycare Room upstairs
- Thursday – Cherub Choir practice (JK-grade 2) 6:30 pm in the Chapel
- Thursday – Chancel Choir practice (all welcome) 7:15 pm in the Sanctuary
… Read more Choir Practices, 2019/20
Speaking: Rev Harry Disher
Music: Deborah Henry
Greeting & Ushering, plus Coordinating: Tom & Paula Warden
Reading: Tom Warden
September 1 (Long weekend)
Speaking: Andrew King
Music: Eran Rozen
Greeting & Ushering, plus Coordinating: Pat Thompson
Reading: Arnaud Painvin
To contact the office; 905-845-5721 or email@example.com… Read more Sunday Schedule for Summer 2019
Request for Help for Yezedi Family – Request over after an extremely successful response. September, 2019
Please help by writing a cheque to Maple Grove United Church and indicating that it is for the Yezedi family.
You have heard from Katy and me before. We have asked you to help us help others and you did. However, every so often a case so terrible comes to our attention that we feel the need to make another special plea. This is the case of an 11 year old Yezedi girl called Waifi.
… Read more Help A Yezedi Family
Andy is looking for some volunteers for Thursday August 1 to make a vegetarian lunch (e.g., mac and cheese, plus dessert) for 20 children and 15 adults. The Peace Camp will arrive for 10:30 a.m. and leave around 12:30 p.m. If you can help, contact Andy: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office: 905-845-5721
Andy is also requesting a couple of large picnic coolers to use for the week for the Peace Camp. The Peace Camp is from July 29 to August 2.
… Read more HALTON INTERFAITH PEACE CAMP – July 29 – August 2!