What the Outreach Committee Does, 2018

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,

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Maple Grove & Kerr Street Mission, 2018

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,

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Outreach Christmas Sale & Chili Lunch, December 2: 10 – 2, 2018


 Outreach is holding their annual chili luncheon (12 noon to 2pm) Sunday December 2nd supporting SCAW. We are looking for donations for:

  • (crock) pots of your favourite chili,
  • desert squares and cookies and
  • if you have items for our silent  auction we will be happy to receive them. Please contact the church office: 905-845-5721 or mguc@cogeco.net.

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Single Mom, 3 Children – Refugees

Mother and three children, refugees from Egypt, recently had to sell their furnishings to pay for food and necessities.

We would like to help them by providing:

  • two queen size bed frames and one twin bed frame. (They were able to keep their mattresses)
  • a TV (we need a flat screen because their one bedroom apartment is too small to allow for the old style TV)
  • a computer or laptop to support them with their educational courses.

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Help Yezidi Women in Canada

October 25

Thanks to all who donated items for the Yezedi refugee women.These are among the most damaged of all the refugee groups that have come to Canada.

The only items we now need are:

  • Women’s coats (size 2 to 6 only please)
  • Sweaters (size small only please)
  • Gift cards for Wal-Mart so the women can purchase underwear
    • Please leave the Walmart gift cards with Bobbi Jo or arrange to give them to Sandra Onufryk or David Pakrul.

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Oct 10-Nov 7 Grief Support Group (Wednesday evenings)

This education and support group is designed for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Taking a faith-based perspective, we will explore various aspects of grief, how grief affects one’s emotions, behaviours, body, mind and spirit. We will look at tasks one can do and adjustments one can make to move through grief, and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways. The content of the course will be based on the materials of Dr.… Read more Oct 10-Nov 7 Grief Support Group (Wednesday evenings)

Kerr Street Mission Food Bank Needs Help

Yesterday one of our client/volunteers asked me to come look in our warehouse.

We are down to 4 cases of Almond mild and 11 cases of canned peas.

This is an urgent message!

Kerr Street Mission needs help to fill the shelves in their Food Market

Please consider sharing the need with your neighbours – if each of us will ask your neighbours to contribute we can triple (or more) the volume of donations.

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United Church Observer Magazine


The church is renewing subscriptions for the UC Observer. This is a magazine full of enlightened and  interesting news articles and stories of faith and justice.

You can subscribe for only $25.00 for 12 issues. If you wish to newly subscribe to this wonderful magazine you can place your name and address with a cheque (payable to Maple Grove United Church) for the above amount and drop it into the office or on the offering plate,

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Helping Refugees

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.

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