East Plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Bulletin for April 21, 2019
 Easter Sunday Service Rev. Barb Fullerton preaching; "Embrace the Easter Experience" Gospel reading: Luke 12, 1-5, 9-11. PDF

Two Events on Climate Change, April 27 + May 4, 2019
 The social + goodies for the film on April 27 starts at 7:00pm in the sanctuary and is followed by the screening at 7:30pm. PDF

Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick April 28
 Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick, a surgeon in Huntsville, Ontario, will be leading our worship service on Sunday April 28, 10:30am. Dr. Kirkpatrick is the son of Lois Kirkpatrick, a long time member at East Plains. He will be talking about his experience as a member of "Medecins sans Frontieres," /Doctors without Borders. Last year Dr. Kirkpatrick received a service award from the OMA for his years of service.

Messy Church March 3, 2019
 You are invited to our Messy Church Family Night on Friday March 3, 4:45pm-7:00pm. This event is for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Lots of crafts, a celebration time (a Bible story) and a free meal. It's a lot of fun. PDF

Vista Orders.
 Vista orders dates: May 5, June 2. PDF

Joseph
 Joseph has been promoted to P5. PDF

Letter from Agnes Nanyonga Oct. 2018
 Agnes is now 16 yrs old and had just completed her studies at TRC to become a tailor. It is nice to hear from her again. PDF

Letter from Joseph in Uganda
 Joseph is a young student in primary four at the Tekera Mission in Uganda. East Plains is proud to continue our support for this mission. PDF

East Plains Co-op PRESCHOOL.
 for Toddler and Preschoolers. Programs for children ages 18 months-5yrs. Call 905 681-0233 or go on the internet to: eastplainspreschool.com

A complete list of activities is available on the Calendar page.

BAPTISMS

Baptism is a first step in our lives of faith. For parents with a young child it is a time to include their child in the faith and family of God's care. Baptism serves as a time for them to acknowledge the gift of their child's life in their lives and the hope their child will grow to discover the love that God holds out for their child.

Baptism uses water as a symbolic cleansing that signifies the acceptance of new life within the church family. The sacrament of baptism is the single rite of initiation into the Christian community, the church.

For adults this step of faith is a time to acknowledge the place of God in their lives. The gift of Christ's love is one we are all invited to share and to be blessed by. The first step of faith is affirmed and shared by this act of baptism. For those interested in understanding this step in their lives - there are baptism and membership classes available.

Please be in touch with the church or the minister if this step of faith is one that you desire to make.