East Plains United Church
Membership, East plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Bulletin for May 21, 2017.
Sixth Sunday after Easter. Mother's Day. Rev. Nicholson preaching: "To Comfort." PDF

East Plains VBS 2017
 To register for our VBS 2017 click the link. East Plains VBS 2017

Vista Orders.
 Future order due dates are May 28.   PDF

Joseph Wasswa 9yrs
 Joseph is the brother of Agnes and both attend the Tekera Mission in Uganda. Our church donates funding to help with their education. View Joseph's latest term results; he is doing quite well. PDF

Tekera Mission, Uganda.
 East Plains UC is sponsoring a young Ugandan girl by the name of Nanyonga Agnes who attends a vocational school in Masaka Uganda. View the letter she sent us dated October 2016. You can also view a video of her; go to our Wider Work page and click Tekera Mission. PDF

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

Partnership West Family Support Network.
 Our Vision: "To expand our outreach to meet the changing needs of our  community as it responds to hungar."   Partnership West Family Support Network.

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.