East Plains United Church
Membership, East plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Bulletin for October 14, 2018
21st Sunday after Pentecost.  Rev. Barbara Fullerton preaching: "Impossible Possibilities." PDF

Our 45th Arts and Craft sale flyer.
 Our 45th Arts and Craft sale takes place Saturday Nov. 3 9:00am-3:00pm. All are welcome PDF

What Ya Gonna Do?
 Names of Contacts for our 45th Arts and Craft Sale, Nov. 3, 2018 PDF

Two Events on Climate Change, Oct. 13 & 20
 Both events start at 7:00pm at East Plains UC. All are invited. PDF

Come-and-Go Tea at Hamilton Conference Nov.16
 Come-and-Go Tea celebrating Hamilton Conference 1:00-3:00pm November 16. PDF

Letter from Peter Hartmans, October 28,2018.
 Peter Hartmans, Conference Executive Secretary. PDF

Vista Orders.
 Due dates for orders are:  November 11 & 25, December 9, 2018. 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

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

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.