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.

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.