East Plains United Church
Membership, 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.

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.