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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Pat McKee – her 2018 Uganda/Tanzania Trip with the Stephen Lewis Foundation

When: Wednesday May 30, 7-8:30pm in the Friendship Room

Plan to attend a lively presentation filled with stories, photos and videos to be gain an understanding of the challenges and accomplishments of grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.


Support Pat on her walk:

This spring, I am again taking part in Stride to Turn the Tide for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF).

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Skylight Festival 2018

July 27-29, 2018 at Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre Paris, ON


Dear United Church Friends,

We are so excited to invite you to be a part of the 2018 Skylight Festival – an event unlike any other in Canada. Heading into its fourth year, there are some big changes ahead for Skylight. We’re pleased to announce a move for this year to Five Oaks Retreat Centre. We feel their new vision to be an interfaith,

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Oomama Benefit Concert at St. John’s

There is a benefit concert happening at St. John’s United Church (262 Randall St. OakvilleFriday February 23 at 7:30 pm. If you haven’t yet heard the Oakville Children’s Choir, you will be blown away.

Also performing are tenor Mervyn Russell, soprano Charlene Pauls and pianist Herb Williams.

The tickets are only $20 ($15 for students).

This is an important fundraiser for Oomama, the local grandmother group within the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign,… Read more Oomama Benefit Concert at St. John’s



The Outreach Committee thanks these companies for their support of our refugee fund. Ethan Allen has donated showroom furniture which Millionaire’s Daughter is selling in their consignment shops and on the web in a special arrangement with us.

Go to the Millionaire’s Daughter store or check their inventory out online. You may be surprised at what you find!


Introducing The Coldest Night of The Year: Feb. 24, 2018

They Beat Their Goal!

Are you ready to brave the cold? 

Introducing The Coldest Night of The Year

February 24, 2018
Glen Abbey Community Centre, Oakville

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family friendly 2, 5, 10 km walk that raises money and awareness for the hungry, homeless and hurting. This is a great opportunity to get involved in your community, support Food For Life and those who are struggling to find their next meal this winter.… Read more Introducing The Coldest Night of The Year: Feb. 24, 2018

Out of the Cold – 2018

Bruce Tanaka, Andy King and the youth will be    volunteering at Out of the Cold February 16, 2018. 

They are asking if the congregation wishes to support this mission through donations. Here is the list of needs:

  • Gently Used Clothing:
  • Men’s jeans
  • hoodies, sweatshirts
  • sweat pants
  • t-shirts and long sleeved tops
  • winter coats for both men and women
  • warm gloves for men and women
  • sturdy winter boots for men and women (no dress boots)
  • trial size soaps and shampoos

If you are inclined to purchase new items:

  • underwear,

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