East Plains United Church
Cemetery at 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.

CEMETERY

In 1793, Harcar Lyons and his wife, Marcy Peers, widow of Thomas Roseborough came from Warren, Sussex County, New Jersey. They petitioned Governor Simcoe for a grant of land and settled in East Flamborough.

In 1838 Joseph Lyons, a son of Harcar, inherited Lot 3 in Concession 1, East Flamborough, when his father died. The East Flamborough map in the Wentworth County Atlas of 1875 shows a church on Lot 3, Concession 1. This is East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Aldershot.

The memorial stone for Joseph Lyons in this cemetery reads: "Joseph Lyons gave this land in 1843 and built the first church on it mostly at his own expense - died April 1872 aged 72 years" (he died in Minnesota).

For more information from the Ontario Genealogical Society, click here