East Plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Electronic recycling date Sept. 23
 7th Aldershot Scout Group is holding an electronic recycling event on Saturday Sept. 23 9:00am-4:00pm; one day only. There will be 3 bins for electronics, steel and non ferrous metals like copper and aluminium. The bins will be located in the Dovercourt parking lot. PDF

Sunday Bulletin of September 24, 2017
 Garth Smith will be our guest speaker. His topic "W5 + one; the invitation.  PDF

Arts and Crafts Sale Nov. 4
 Our 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale takes place this year on Nov. 4. Over 50 Artisans, Silent Auction, Next to new books, Luncheon, Granny's Bargains and Bake Sale. 9:00am-3:00pm. PDF

Two Events on Climate Change.
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Harold Wells Sermon from Sept 10-2017
 To read the Martin Luther Sermon   PDF

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

SOLO Sept. 16 7:30pm
 The Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO) will be presenting "La Boheme," on September 16 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 7:30pm. Our own Sabatino (Sam) Vacca will be conducting.

Vista Orders.
 Future order due dates are September 3 + 17.   PDF

Hamilton Conference.
 Click the link for the latest news from Hamilton Conference. Hamilton Conference website.

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.