Stewardship

Living into our Core Values

Being part of a Welcoming Community, finding Inspiration and Spiritual Centering in Worship and Music and other offerings at Maple Grove United which have been identified as key Core Values for our congregation.  Part of that is about living respectfully with one another when we gather together.

For many Inspiration and Spiritual Centering are found in our ministries of music.  The Postlude at the end of our services of worship is still part of the worship experience even though there has been a Blessing (Benediction) and Closing Chorus. 

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Offerings Information, 2020

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 2020 Stewardship campaign is officially closed, we are still missing many Commitment cards compared to previous years. 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 offering plate as the sealed box normally in the back foyer has disappeared. 

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Dedication Hymn-Sing Service, February 09, 2020

On Sunday February 9th we will be having a dedication hymn-sing. For this to be a success, we need to know your favorite hymns. You can let us know your top 5 hymns by, either filling out the Handy Communicator found in the pews, or by sending your list via e-mail to Dorothy Gartshore at gartshore.d@gmail.com.

The most requested hymns will be incorporated into the service. Please watch the pew and e-news for more updates concerning hymn dedication and special performances.

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MGUC OUTREACH CHRISTMAS -> KSM FOOD MARKET

In 1996, shortly after a subsidized apartment complex opened, the building leadership team realized that many people in their building were unable to provide basic necessities for their families. With compassion and the conviction that we are all called to ‘love our neighbours’, the KSM Food Co-op was formed.

Since that time the KSM has evolved into much more than a food bank. And the co-op has become a market where people receive Kerr Street vouchers, at no cost,

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Twiddlemuffs for Dementia

Request From the Prayer Shawl Group

One of our members, Brenda Williams has introduced us to “Twiddlemuffs”, a brightly coloured knitted muff, to keep hands warm and “busy”, for those suffering from dementia. There have been requests from Wyndham Manor for some “Twiddlemuffs”. The staff have discovered that some of their patients greatly benefit from the activity and it also brings them comfort.

We need small objects that could be sewn inside the muffs, such as: buttons,

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New Minister Process

Congregational Meeting: Sunday, November 17that 10 a.m. (between services of worship)
Maple Grove United congregation is called to meet at this time to consider the Living Faith Story document and attending demographic information for approval. This is a necessary step in the process of issuing a call to a new minister If the Faith Story is approved, a regional representative will work with an appointed Search Team to create a job description, and conduct a search for a new minister.

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Our Changing Climate – Oakville Meeting

Fellow Climate Activists, Mayor Burton and Oakville Town Council 

Pauline Watson and I are Climate Reality Leaders trained by Al Gore.  For one full 24-hour period, Climate Reality Leaders are holding public conversations on our changing climate worldwide and we are participating.  

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2-4 pm or 7-9 pm

WHERE:  Oakville Town Hall, Palermo Room, 1225 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 (Thank-you to Councillor Dave Gittings and Mayor Rob Burton)

WHO: 

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CHRISTMAS URN CREATION WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 16 @1:30 pm @ Maple Grove United Church 

Are you looking to make a Christmas Urn to welcome guests over the holidays?  MGUC Outreach Committee will be hosting a Christmas Urn Workshop headed up by our own Sheelagh Rowland (certified florist arranger and part of the Oakville Horticulture Society) Sheelagh will guide us to make our own beautiful creations.  

DON’T WANT TO MAKE ONE FOR YOURSELF?! No Worries! Come out and join in the fun! Make a creation to be sold at the Outreach Sunday for our Chili room and Christmas Fundraiser.

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