current events

Support the Banning of Nuclear Weapons

This past year the world has become severely threatened by a nuclear weapons dispute between the United States of America and the Republic of North Korea. However, as long as nuclear weapons exist a major destruction of life on the planet is a real possibility because of deliberate use, accidental use miscalculated use, or use of these weapons by terrorists through cyber hacking or illegal possession. The Anglican Church of Canada supports Canada signing the 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which Canada has refused to sign.… Read more Support the Banning of Nuclear Weapons

United Church of Canada – Relief Efforts

Emergencies at Home and around the Globe

The United Church of Canada E-ssentials – September 8, 2017

 

Emergencies at Home and around the Globe

The United Church of Canada is monitoring several situations around the world where people are facing the effects of extreme weather events. Please join us in praying for those impacted by these events, our partners in the regions, and those who remain in harm’s way from approaching storms. 

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Prayer for all impacted by wildfires in British Columbia

God of Creation,
We live in a world where both beauty and danger surround us.

Receive our prayers for those impacted by, and living in fear of, the wildfires across the interior of British Columbia:
for all who cannot find adequate food, safety, or shelter…
for all who have lost their homes, churches, community centres, and workplaces…
for all your glorious natural Creation that has been destroyed and is in harm’s way…
for all things,

Read more Prayer for all impacted by wildfires in British Columbia

Famine Relief Fund – Canadian Government Matches

To find out how to donate, click on the link below:

http://www.united-church.ca/news/government-matching-donations-extreme-hunger-appeal 

Through its Famine Relief Fund, the Canadian government will set aside one dollar for every eligible dollar donated to the Extreme Hunger Appeal from March 17 until June 30, 2017. Eligible gifts to the United Church must meet the criteria established by the Government of Canada. Watch for more information to be posted here.

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A Tree for Canada and Maple Grove!

Earlier this year, the company that provides MGUC with tree care services and free mulch, The Tree Specialists (www.thetreespecialists.com) approached Maple Grove United Church with an idea. They wanted to plant a maple tree to commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, and they thought what better place than Maple Grove United Church on Maple Grove Drive!

We graciously accepted their generous offer and on April 28th,

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Sermon Series – Misereor – Hunger Cloth

Misereor – Hunger Cloth

This creation of the Haitian artist Jacques-Richard Chéry belongs to Maple Grove United Church. It will be the inspiration for a series of sermons exploring who Christ is for our world today. Join us over the next several weeks to reflect on the intersection of scripture, art and your own life.

Blessings, Morar

April 9: Palm / Passion Sunday;
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-Hayes

Crucifixion / Tree of Life

April 2: Blessed Assurance

“I Come to the Garden Alone”… Read more Sermon Series – Misereor – Hunger Cloth