East Plains United Church
Membership, East plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Message from Rev. Fullerton
 Read Rev. Fullerton's fall message. PDF

2019 Arts and Crafts poster
 This is our 46th Arts and Crafts Sale. PDF

Sunday Bulletin for October 6, 2019
 World Wide Communion. Creation Time 5 in the Season of Pentecost. Rev. Fullerton preaching: "What is Creation Saying to Us? Sustain Me." Gospel reading: Luke 17; 5-6. Faith like a musard seed.     PDF

Messy Church Event October 18
 Our next Messy Church/Family Fun Night will take place Friday October 18, 4:45-7:00pm. All ages are welcome. Our theme for this event is Fridays for Future and it ties in with the issue of Climate Change started by Greta Thunberg PDF

Joseph
 Joseph has been promoted to P5. PDF

Vista Orders.
Vista order dates:  October 6, November 10, December 8. 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

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

OUR MEMBERSHIP

East Plains UC has approximately 255 individuals under Pastoral Care. Some obviously are more active than others in the life of the church but all share a bond with the church that dates back to the original church built in 1843, when Joseph Lyons gave the land upon which the original church was built. The Memorial Stone for Joseph Lyons lies in our Cemetery. For more information on the history of East Plains United Church, click here.

We are a diversified congregation with many talents and interests. Theologically, some hold a more conservative or traditional understanding of the Bible, some a more liberal and less literal interpretation in keeping with more recent New Testament scholarship. The majority seem comfortable somewhere in between these positions; all are accepted and welcome. Some attend our Sunday service dressed casually (sport shirt, slacks, jeans) others prefer a more conservative attire (shirt, tie, dress). At the committee level, debate is sometimes lively but in the end we all pull together to work as a team and accomplish some amazing things.

What are we known for? Internally, we have a very dedicated, energetic and hard working group of people who do their best to promote the life of the church. Our Wider Work Ministry in particular enjoys a great reputation for its attention to social justice and the environmental issues. Basic to our membership is support for the mission and service Fund of the United Church of Canada. Externally, two activities are well known to the Aldershot community: our Arts and Craft Sale, held the first Saturday of November is now entering its 39th season and our annual Perennial Plant Sale, held the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day in May draws the attention of eager Spring gardeners. Funds raised from both of these activities support social justice and various charitable causes.