Rev. Kathi's Message:
I am taking an easy route this week and next and sharing with you some wisdom from other writers. I am sorry that I do not know the name of the author of this piece:
Do You Pray?
What is prayer? Prayer doesn't only happen when we kneel or put our hands together and focus and expect things from God.
Thinking positive and wishing good for others is a prayer. When you hug a friend. That's a prayer. When you cook something to nourish family and friends. That's a prayer. When we send our near and dear ones off and say, "drive safely" or "be safe." That's a prayer. When you are helping someone in need by giving of your time and energy. You are praying. When you forgive someone, that is prayer.
Prayer is a vibration, a feeling, a thought. Prayer is the voice of love, friendship, genuine relationship. Prayer is an expression of your silent being.
Keep praying always...
This Week at EMUC
Sunday Worship - Focus on First Nations
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17
Gospel: Mark 5: 21-43
Guest Speaker: Dawn Maracle
Prayers and Communion
Next Sunday June 24th:
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE
Join us as we acknowledge National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st) at our service on June 17!
Our guest speaker is Dawn Maracle. Dawn is an indigenous woman, an "educator, emcee, writer, advisor, consultant, teacher, curriculum writer, KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator and master/corporate trainer". She has twenty-five years experience working with and for Indigenous communities, organizations, initiatives and campaigns.
This is an initiative of the Interfaith, Justice and Peace group. We welcome new members! Speak to Deb Sturgeon, Muriel Hamdani, Larry Van Goozen, Hilton Jeffers or Dianne Hope.
Tarek Youzbashi has arrived in Mississauga on Thursday, May 24.
Tarek is fluent in English and has an experience in editing and translation. We anticipate that his transition to life in Canada will be a smooth one.
The Nadaff family, Nadeem and Oula and their children Lelas and Ahmed, will be arriving on June 28.
Preparations are underway to find and furnish appropriate accomodations.
Tarek and the Nadaff family have both expressed their gratitude for your generosity in supporting their sponsorship.
IAN MacRAE MEMORIAL BURSARY
Students preparing to attend a college or university starting in the fall of 2018 may now apply for the annual bursary awarded in memory of Ian MacRae. Application forms are available from the church office and the brochure explains the details. This bursary is offered to all students and is not restricted to members of the congregation. Applications must be submitted by June 15th, 2018.
BUY A CHAIR CAMPAIGN
Recently 100 chairs were purchased for the Lower Hall to replace those that were in a bad state of repair. We have had inquiries from individuals wanting to donate funds to help cover the cost of the chairs.
The cost of each chair was $65.00. If you wish to make a donation, you are invited to place it on the offering plate, clearly designated for the chairs.
We are continuing with FUNDSCRIP, an innovative fundraising program that asks you to purchase gift cards in order to pay for regular items you buy every month. A percentage of the cards we purchase through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church. Order forms for gift cards will be available the last Sunday of every month. The next order date is Sunday, June 24, 2018. There will be no FUNDSCRIP order in July. Please see the display board at the back of the church or speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.
WHAT TO DO WITH USED GIFT CARDS?
Erin Mills Town Centre has a box beside the Guest Service desk where you can deposit your depleted, used gift cards. You may also place then in a small box on the Visitors table beside the photocopier room for those who would prefer to leave their old cards at church. Mary Anna Williams will ensure they are dropped off at the Town Centre.
The program is run by Terracycle.ca. If you have any questions please speak to Mary Anna.