THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!
Many thanks to all those who brought children to the Easter Egg Hunt and Kids’ Fun Day last Sunday afternoon. Special thanks to those who helped out as we were happily deluged with somewhere between 40 and 50 kids (we lost count!) Thanks to Paul and Jan Peters, Sue Lissaman and her daughter Holly, Sandra Thwaites, Tracy Botelho, Chris Middlebro’ and the driving force behind these events, Cris Vance.
EASTER FOOD DRIVE FOR WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES
Please remember the families being re-homed by Wesley Urban Ministries in Halton. Please bring food items for the shopping cart on Sunday. Items needed are peanut butter, soups, beans, canned fish, granola bars, fruit cups, cereal, tuna, salmon and juice boxes.
HOLY WEEK EVENTS!
THURSDAY MARCH 29th @ 7PM– FREE MOVIE NIGHT – THE CASE FOR CHRIST
This is a really well written and theatrical release, that you, your family and friends should plan on attending. It is the true story of Lee Stroebel, an award winning journalist for The Chicago Tribune and a confirmed atheist. After his wife begins going to Church, Lee is so upset he makes it his mission to use his investigative skills to destroy the “myth” of Christianity. Come see what happens and maybe find a few new answers!
GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30th @ 10am – A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JESUS CHRIST
If a funeral honours the person’s life, thanks God for it, deals with our grief and gives us hope, it doesn’t need to be depressing. One of the most important persons in history, Jesus Christ, never had a memorial service… until now. Come participate in a memorial service for Jesus Christ for a unique and uplifting experience.
Easter Sunday, April 1st, join us in the Sanctuary at 9:40 a.m. before the service for a piano performance by the young talented Logan Snair. Come and support him in his preparation for his upcoming RCM exam, as he plays us music through the ages from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Bartok. Then at 10am, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!!
SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER!
To support local girls from the Rhythmic Gymnastics team, who have qualified to participate in the Special Olympics in Antigonish, NS in July. We will be hosting a special fundraising concert here on Sunday April 15th @ 1:30pm. The Notables will be playing the hits from the 1950s, 60s and beyond. Tickets are just $15. Call our office at 905-825-5292, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve!
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY! On April 22nd, we will be welcoming new official members. Want to become one? Just contact Rev Ted, by phone or email.
SAVE THE DATE
The annual St John’s vs Glen Abbey golf challenge is set for June 15th at Deerfield. Last year the members from Glen Abbey United Church swept the podium! Let’s defend that trophy. For non-golfers there are putting competitions and a great meal. More details to follow. If you have any questions please contact Gary Dobbie at email@example.com
MAPLEGROVE UNITED 58TH ANNUAL FERTILIZER Maplegrove UC 58th Annual Fertilizer Sale (Look after your lawn and support GAUC!)
Why buy from Maplegrove UC?
– Excellent Prices: Lower than big box stores, No HST, 25% off Sheridan coupon, free delivery
– High Quality Products: Cargill products are top notch (50% slow release Nitrogen), industrial grade
– Support GAUC: GAUC gets $50 for participating plus 15% of all sales
How to participate?
– Pick up a yellow order pamphlet on Sundays or in church office
– Fill out order form and enclose a cheque to Maplegrove United Church
– Leave completed order in church office (or give to Chris Middlebro’ on Sunday) to ensure GAUC credit
NOTE: Order deadline for free delivery is April 10th
MAKE SURE YOU’RE CONNECTED
Whether you need a nametag, to get a tax receipt by receiving offering envelopes or even easier, pre-authorized remittance (PAR), or an occasional mailing, please fill out the information card in the pew and put it on the offering plate.
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE!
We all seem to have so much going on and time is a precious commodity. You probably already have your utility payments and cable bills on automatic withdrawal, why not simplify your offerings? Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) is an easy way to save time. You just sign up once, and your designated monthly offering is automatically withdrawn from your bank account around the 20th of each month. No service fees, no having to find and fill out cheques or stopping by an ATM… easy! To enroll please see or email Peter Hobbes firstname.lastname@example.org, he will help you out and your confidentiality is guaranteed.
LOBLAW Card Donation
As you may know, Wesley Urban Ministries works out of a satellite office in our building to house homeless Halton families. The Outreach Committee is encouraging anyone who receives a Loblaw card to donate it for the use of Wesley Urban Ministries.
Here’s how to participate:
Anyone is eligible to apply for a $25 gift card from Loblaw following their admission of bread price fixing. You have until May 8, 2018 to apply online (just Google Loblaw bread card). Once you receive the card, activate as instructed on the card, and then put it in the container in the Narthex on Sunday morning. If you wish to receive a $25 charitable donation tax credit just include the addressed information sheet that you received with your card when you donate it. The cards will be used to provide much needed food items for the clients being served by the Wesley staff.
FRIDAY DROP-IN PICKLEBALL Please consider joining us on Friday’s in the gym 7:30pm to 9:00pm. No experience necessary. First timers are welcome to come 10-15 minutes early to learn the rules of the game. Remember to wear soft soles shoes and bring a loonie!
SUNDAY SCHOOL – AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY !
Every Sunday, Cris and Paul are ready and hoping to hold Sunday School for kids of all ages. Why not bring your grandchildren, nephews or nieces for a good time for all. HELP NEEDED – As the Sunday School grows, with the range of ages, would you be willing to help out now and then, or provide backup if Cris, Paul or Sara are away or sick? Please speak to Cris Vance or phone her at 905-220-7115.