Ever think about going on PAR for weekly offerings? This is a very good way to help ensure your Church's financials stay in good standing! It is an easy transition and keeps the church offerings coming in regularly even during the summer months while people are away. This helps the church operate without hardship which provides the best for us all! Maple Grove is encouraging members to act on this opportunity. See Jack Hartwell MG Treasurer for more information.
2020 EASTER FLOWERS: To place your order after church please see Kim, Roxy and Judy at Ebenezer and Ann at Maple Grove today and next Sunday. These prices are for 6” pots and include tax. Easter Lily $12.00 Hydrangeas $20.00 Mums $14.00 Azaleas $15.00 Tulips $9.00 Daffodils $9.00 Hyacinths $9.00 Thank you for your orders (in advance) and for continuing to make our churches beautiful in memory of loved ones on Easter Sunday.
SUPPLY & SERVICE UCW: If you have pop tabs, old eye glasses or hearing aids, past devotional booklets or used stamps, please bring to the church by March 22nd to be taken on March 25th to the UCW Presbyterial Meeting. PASTORAL CHARGE SUPERVISOR: Rev Larry Doyle will continue as our Pastoral Charge Supervisor and can be reached at 905-433-8953 – office, 905-441-4236 – cell, for pastoral care emergencies. He will continue to attend committee and Board meetings.
OFFICIAL BOARD REPORTS: Please send your committee reports to the church office by Thursday, March 26th. Agenda and committee reports will be sent out on Thursday, April 2nd, in preparation for the Official Board meeting on Monday, April 6 at Maple Grove at 7 pm. Thanks.
PROFILE COMMITTEE: Members of this committee include: Terry Kelsey, Marg & Dave Barraball, Iain Oliver, Dave Unwin, Rick Dolan, Kim Robinson and Brian Duffey. With the assistance of Sharon Goulding, this committee will prepare a new version of the old Joint Needs Assessment Committee report offering up to date information about our pastoral charge.
PROFILE COMMITTEE: This committee will meet every Monday afternoon @ 2.00 pm from now until June 30/20. They will take place at Ebenezer in the parlour.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:· The Official Board requires a co-chair from Ebenezer to replace Mary-Ann Found who resigned at the last meeting. If you are interested contact Terry Kelsey (905-623-6269) at Maple Grove. FELLOWSHIP TIME WITH THE MINISTER: *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *for a time of fellowship with a cup of tea or coffee. Bring your knitting or any other handiwork you may wish to work on during these get togethers. All are welcome.
FELLOWSHIP GROUP INFORMATION: If you wish to get notices by email or phone about Fellowship Club activities please let Terry Kelsey know (905-623-6269; firstname.lastname@example.org)
FELLOWSHIP GROUP are planning to go to the Best Western in Cobourg, Saturday, May 2 to see Honky Tonk Angels which is “a foot stomping musical story”. Cost will be $60 per person. Buffet dinner included with the price. All are welcome but tickets are going fast. Order your tickets by Sunday, February 16th. To reserve your ticket, contact Roxy Barnes, 905 623 5327. Payment due one week prior to the show.
MAPLE GROVE RETAIL CARDS: On Sunday, Mar 1 we will be taking orders for cards
EMPIRE CHEESE ORDERS start Sunday March 8th. Order forms will be available on the kitchen counter by the phone at Ebenezer and on the bulletin board at Maple Grove until Sun. March 29th. Cheese will be available for pick up Sunday April 5th in time for Easter. Please consider asking your friends and family if they would like to order some of this excellent cheese. There are varieties of cheese that are not on the order form so please check with Roxy if you have a special request. The cheese project is a fund raiser for Ebenezer UCW. Please contact Roxy Barnes at 905-623-5327 or email her at email@example.com for further information or to have her email an order form. SHARE SUNDAY: Mar 29 Please bring any non-perishable food items and place them in the baskets at the churches to assist the Salvation Army food banks. If you would rather give a monetary donation for the purchase of perishable food items, tax receipts will be issued. Items will be gladly received any and all Sundays of the month not just the last Sunday of the month. Thank you.
THE UPPER ROOM is a booklet of daily devotional readings which we order in bulk for those interested. Upper Room subscriptions will be renewed starting with the July/August issues. They are due now and the cost for one year/six issues in regular print is $9.40 US (approx. $12.50 Canadian). The large print version is $21.99 US (approx. $29.25 Canadian). Payment will not be collected until the Canadian cost comes through after subscriptions are ordered. Anyone wishing to cancel or renew their subscription or order the Upper Room please contact Roxy Barnes at 905-623-5327 by Sun. April 5/20
NEW POSTAL CODES: New postal codes have been assigned to many folks in this area. Would you kindly let the office know if yours is changing. Keeping a current up-to-date data base is important. Thank you. BIO PED ORGANIZATION: To date we have collected 235 pair of shoes which will be delivered to people in need. We ask that you continue to bring in any gently used shoes that could be shared with this program. MAPLE GROVE CHURCH COMMITTEES: Anyone looking to be on a committee at Maple Grove church contact Terry Kelsey. We are looking for new people on all committees. Thank you.
GUIDEBOOK FOR MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM: For families navigating the Mental Health System in the Durham Region, contact the church office to access this guidebook
NEEDED: Plastic Bags (grocery, Walmart, Canadian Tire) – any size – to be reused at St. Andrew’s Community Outreach and Support Program in Whitby. Greta will deliver them on Fridays.
FUNERAL PHONE TREE: For those who are fairly new to our church and do not receive the bulletin announcements via email, kindly let the church office (905-436-1258) know if you wish to be added to our Funeral Phone Tree in the event that one of our members passes away.Thanks so much.
BOSTON PIZZA REWARDS: Boston Pizza has given a generous donation, through your patronage, towards our new Church Sign. We are happy to announce that we will be continuing to fund raise with the Boston Pizza Rewards Program for Church projects. Please help support Boston Pizza and Maple Grove UC by writing the church name on the back of your receipts and placing them in a box at the front of the Boston Pizza in Bowmanville. SCRIPTURE READERS: If you wish to participate in a Sunday service by reading scripture, please sign up on the lists provided at both churches on their bulletin boards. Pulpit Supply will forward the readings to you well advance of the Sunday you have chosen. Thanks so much.
CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER: If you or someone you know could use help from the pastoral charge (be that a prayer, a visit, a phone call, etc.) please call Janet Chartrand at 905-436-9410 and we will find a way to help, any way we can. Alternately, if you would like to provide care (in ways big or small), please call the office.
MAPLE GROVE WEBSITE! If you have any events or important things to include on the website, please forward them to Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKS NEEDED: Maple Grove Stewards wish to thank all those people who contributed their discarded books to the church library over the past year. While this is not a huge money maker it does enable you to clear out those books that you have read and helps other people to enjoy the restful art of reading and relaxing.
Greeters: Mar 15- Janice & Jennifer Kroft Mar 22-Steve & Rhonda Carr
Bulletin Announcements – To office by 11 am Wednesdays.