East Plains United Church

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.

FELLOWSHIP & PASTORAL CARE

Sophisticated Swing Concert Thanks to Carl Hamilton and his band as well as to all those who attended the concert Friday evening (April 15, 2016.) The music was great and the jokes a little corny but still funny. A good time had by all. Special thanks to Mary Willard and her team for putting this concert together.

A special thank you to Ron Reed and Lois Kirkpatrick both of whom are retiring from this committee after many years of service. Ron ran the Benevolent Fund for over 30 years.

In the words of an Agape member

A little bit of heaven came my way today,

A kindly smile from a friendly stranger

Welcomed me to stay.


Come join us at the table,

We'll soon be having tea,

A Cookie, too, sounds good to me,

Well, maybe we'll have two or three

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This a group of women that meet every second Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-3:30pm to knit the shawls. Anyone can join. It takes on average 20 hours to knit a shawl and they are given as gifts to anyone needing comfort (in hospital, illness, bereavement, moving, new job, new school etc) or celebration (wedding, baptism, graduation). Once the shawl is completed the group gathers to say a blessing over the shawl. This is the church's way of reaching out in love to those in need.