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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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