East Plains United Church
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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.

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.