East Plains United Church
Membership, East plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Study Group
 All are welcome to join this Study Group lead by Rev. Barb Fullerton. First session is February 27, last one is April 9. PDF

An Ecumenical Lenten Program.
 An Ecumenical Lenten program brought to you by: East Plains UC, West Plains UC, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and St. Matthews on-the-Plains Anglican Church. PDF

Sunday Bulletin for March 1, 2020
First Sunday of Lent. Annual Congregational Meeting. Rev. Fullerton preaching. Gospel reading: Matthew 4; 1-11 PDF

Vista Orders.
Vista order due dates: Sunday March 1, April 5, 2020. PDF

Indoor Garage, Book and Meat Pie Sale Feb. 29
 Our Indoor Garage, Book and Meat Pie Sale begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm on Saturday February 29. We feature some very interesting items in the Garage Sale for both men and women. If you like to eat, you can't beat our meat pies and baked goods.

Annual Congregational Meeting.
 Our ACM will be held March 1 and follow the same format as previous years. 

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.