volunteering

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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The Caring Team Needs Casseroles & Soups

The Caring Team is in need of replenishing the freezer with casseroles and soups (enough to feed 2 to 4 people per serving)

Donations of baked muffins, loaves and cookies (please no nuts) would also be greatly appreciated.

When packaging, package well to prevent freezer burn as well as placing the made date of your donation and the list of ingredients.

Please place your donation in the freezer in the upstairs kitchen adding what you have made to the list on the side of the upstairs staff fridge.

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

OUTREACH SUNDAY

 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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Energy Benchmarking Study at Maple Grove

Maple Grove United Church has recently been granted an opportunity to conduct an Energy benchmarking study of our building and its environmental impact and we need some help! What does this all mean?

We are participating in the Greening Sacred Spaces project of the Halton Environmental Network .  Energy benchmarking means accessing, understanding and measuring the patterns of energy consumption (ie hydro and gas) in our building and will give us an idea of such things as what months we consume the most energy,

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Restore Halton now Neighbourhood Care Network

Restore Halton has undergone more than just a name change to the more descriptive Neighbourhood Care Network. It is being renewed and reinvigorated . NCN is shared initiative of local church compassion ministries organized and facilitated by the Kerr Street Mission. Volunteers come alongside individuals and families in difficulty and distress and help them access available resources so that can lead more stable, healthy and sustainable lives. In the past year MGUC volunteers have helped 8 families or individuals deal with issues such as homelessness,

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Spring Outdoor Clean-Up, 2018

WE NEED HELP WITH THE ANNUAL

SPRING OUTDOOR CLEANUP

Saturday, May 5, 2018

(Students: EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS)

Join us for fresh air, fellowship and fun

9 am to 12:00 noon

We want to make the Maple Grove property beautiful!

BRING YOUR RAKES, GLOVES AND SMILE
Refreshments provided.
MUFFIN AND FRUIT DONATIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

Email Church Office:
mguc@cogeco.net or
call: 905-845-5721
to sign up for your volunteer hours
RAIN DATE:
SATURDAY MAY 26,… Read more Spring Outdoor Clean-Up, 2018