East Plains United Church
Wider Work at East Plains United Church

CHURCH NEWS

What is Messy Church?
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Massacre at the mosques in New Zealand
 Our hearts are breaking at news of the massacre in New Zealand. Holding our Muslim friends and neighbours around the world in prayer. New Zealand Mosque massacre

Greta Thunberg. A Young Protester Changing The World.
 This video has almost 38,000 views and it was published on March 8, 2019 Greta Thunberg on Climate Change

Give it up for the Earth
 March 6 - April 18, 2019. Make this part of your Lenten journey. Citizens for Public Justice

Sunday Bulletin for March 17, 2019.
 Lent II Rev. Barbara Fullerton preaching. Celtic Worship on St. Patrick's Day. Gospel Reading: Luke 13: 31-35 Welcome Children! Today is an intergenerational service in which we welcome all ages and all voices to participate during the service. PDF

Vista Orders.
 Order due dates are now monthly: March 3 and April 7 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.

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.