East Plains United Church
Wider Work at East Plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday Bulletin for August 19, 2018
 Our guest minister this week is Rev. Paul Chappel. All are welcome. Our worship service begins at 10:00am. PDF

Vista Orders.
 Due dates for orders are:  August 19, September 9 + 23. PDF

Letter from Agnes in Uganda
 Agnes has completed her year 2 course in tailoring and doing well with her grades.  PDF

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

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.

WIDER WORK MINISTRY

Our Commitment. Our congregation directs 13.5% of envelope givings to Wider Work. In addition, we run several fund-raisers during the year to support our Wider Work program. These fund-raisers include but are not limited to:

  • Our annual Perennial Plant Sale held the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day in May.
  • A garage and book sale held in February.
  • Our annual Arts and Craft Sale held the first Saturday of November; we will be entering our 39th year in November 2013.

  • Our Beneficiaries. Monies raised in 2012 were directed toward the following organizations:

  • The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada.
  • The Tekera Resource Centre in Uganda.
  • Partnership West Food Bank in Aldershot.
  • Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton.
  • Burlington Counseling and Family Services.
  • Kairos.
  • Halton Women's Place.
  • Idea Burlington.
  • Canada House (for Hamilton Youth).
  • Lesbian Gay Bi/Trans-sexual Youth.
  • Halton Community Development.
  • Out4Lunch.

  • The Pat Wells Memorial Education Fund. For 2013, East Plains has budgeted $600 toward the education of a student in Uganda. PDF

    The David Richards Memorial Fund. In 2012, Janice Barretto a member of East Plains, traveled to Peru as part of a project of a Canadian charity, Solidarity in Action, and was assisted financially by the David Richards Memorial Fund. PDF

    Christmas Day Dinner at East Plains December 25. This is a co-operative activity organized by Mary Dilly a member of East Plains, with volunteers from East Plains, St. Luke's Anglican and Holy Rosary RC. On December 25, 2012, we hosted approximately 400 people from our community, serving them a Christmas dinner of turkey, vegetables, apple pie and offering gifts to children.

    Professor Anne Pearson (of McMaster Peace Studies and grand-daughter of Lester B Pearson) was invited by IDEA Burlington to speak to the congregation of East Plains on November 26, 2012. She spoke on the topic " Gandhi and the Imperative of Interfaith Dialogue."

    The Climate Change Reading Group. Holds meetings four times a year to discuss books written about Global Warming and Climate Change. Our own Rev. Harold Wells facilitates the discussion with a group of 12-20 people. The group is co-sponsored by IDEA Burlington and Hamilton/Burlington Kairos. On April 25, 2012, Alanna Mitchell, author of "Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis," spoke at East Plains on the topic "Signs of Hope in a Carbon Crisis." Approx. 130 people attended.