FRIDAY MESSAGE  Upcoming Events

                         January 5, 2018

Season:  Christmas                            

                   Rev. Kathi's Message:

I found this analogy on the internet. Unfortunately, no author was credited. Maybe it will resonate for you:
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves... "what's in my cup?"

When life gets tough, what spills over?

Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?

You choose!

Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Kashimo and Susan Nauss.  Celebrations of Life will be held for:

Sharon Kashino on Friday January 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario, Mississauga

Susan Nauss on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm (visitation starts at 12:30 pm) at Erin Mills United Church, 3010 The Collegeway, Mississauga,

                This Week at EMUC

Sunday at 10:00 am:
                                      Worship and Communion led by Rev. Kathi Phillips
  Scripture:  Isaiah 60: 1-6
                                      Matthew 2: 1-12
                                      Sermon:  The Light Within All Life
Monday at 7:00 pm:  Nominating Committee

Wednesday at 2:00 pm:  Circle of Friends
                         4:00 pm:  Finance Meeting
                         6:45 pm:  
Prayers and Communion
                          7:30 pm:  Membership Development and Care

Thursday at 7:00 pm:  Chancel Choir practice
Next Sunday:               Regular service at 10 am
led by Rev. Kathi
Upcoming Events:

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.   Due to the holiday schedule, there will be a Fundscrip order placed this coming Sunday, January 7****   The next order date is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Please see the display board at the back of the church or speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.

Rev. Kathi Phillip's Covenanting Service will be held on January 14, 2018 at 2 pm at EMUC.  Save the date.  More information to follow.

The Out of the Cold program is starting up again.  Donations of gently used, clean winter outerwear as well as blankets would be appreciated.  Please bring your donations to EMUC & leave them in the coat room.  They are brought to the Open Door at Square One for distribution to their guests.  Thank you.

It's time to start bringing in all those travel-sized hygiene products, tissues, pens/pencils/small notepads, socks, etc. for our annual Comfort Kits campaign.  As well, we are asking for small, generic (non-holiday) gift bags to fill with the items.  We will be making the Comfort Kits in mid February, exact date to be announced.   If you have any questions please see Cathy Scattergood.