East Plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Longest Night Service, Friday, December 20.
 Starts at 7:00pm

Christmas Eve Service, Tuesday December 24 at 7:00pm
 Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Family Service with tableau. Starts at 7:00pm

Sunday Bulletin for December 8, 2019
December 8, we will celebrate Advent 2, PEACE. Bulletin to follow. Rev. Fullerton preaching: " Longing for Peace." New Testament reading, Romans15:4-13 PDF

Community Christmas Day Dinner
 This is the 14th year East Plains has hosted this event as part of our Wider Work program. PDF

Joseph
 Joseph has been promoted to P5. PDF

Vista Orders.
Vista order dates: December 8. 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

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