FRIDAY MESSAGE  Upcoming Events

                         April 13, 2018

Season:  Easter                                    

                   Rev. Kathi's Message:
"The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
Maya Angelou
"Home is that place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."
Robert Frost
The very word "home' is evocative of many images - perhaps individual to each of us.   Home can mean that place where you grew up. Home can mean the place where you currently live. Homes can be built and broken. Homes can be inspiring, encouraging, sheltering or crippling and stunting.
For some home is not a place at all but a person. Wherever they might be will always be home. We might refer to our place of worship and the people there as our church home and our faith family. This is a wonderful testament to the deep, lasting relationships that can develop in our congregations.
At a funeral on Thursday, we were told several times how the deceased person was strongly rooted in his faith, despite many challenges. This was exemplified in his affirmation that he knew he had a home waiting for him with God when he passed. I found these words incredibly touching. For this man to live his life without doubt was an inspiration to all who knew him and as difficult as his death was for his loved ones, they also did not doubt that he was returned to his Creator and that brought them comfort.
Home is on my mind this week, because - finally - we are going to have a new one. The paperwork was completed last week, and we will take possession of our new house on June 18. Greg and I thank you for all your encouraging words, suggestions and interest as we searched. We never thought it would take this long, but some things are worth waiting for!
Rev Kathi

                This Week at EMUC

Sunday April 15th       
                     10:00 am:
 Worship & The Easter Dance
                                       Gospel:  Luke 24: 36b-48    
                                       Message:  'Jesus is Hungry'
                      Afternoon:  Striders visit Living Art Centre
Tuesday April 17th
                       7:00 pm:  Leadership Circle Meeting (no dinner)

Wednesday April 18th
                      6:45 pm: 
Prayers and Communion

Thursday April 19th
                       7:00 pm:
 Chancel Choir practice

Friday April 20th
                       7:00 pm: Women for Women Movie Night
Next Sunday April 22nd:  Earth Day Sunday w orship
                                              led by Rev. Kathi
                                              EMU Club

Upcoming Events:

Tickets Have Arrived!
Our much anticipated fundraising evening is approaching!  The cast from Eden United and our own Erin Mills United are rehearsing for this highly entertaining dinner theatre show that will take place at Eden United Church on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.. 
Saturday, April 28 - SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m..  - very limited tickets available
Come and enjoy a 4-course meal and a cash bar, while watching the mystery unfold. Tickets are priced at $30.00 each.  Come with friends and family and you will be assigned a table together as a group.  Just be sure to let us know who you'll be sitting with when you buy your tickets.  **Please make all cheques out to Eden United Church Women**  This is a joint fundraiser for each church and we will be sharing the revenue with Eden United, so we encourage you to come out and support the hard work of the volunteers who are putting it together.  Enjoy the show!

The next Women for Women event is on Friday April 20.  It is a movie night (movie, time and location TBA)  We will meet at the theatre.  Carpooling will be available.
Buy your own ticket at the theatre.  If there is interest and it is not too late, we will go for coffee and dessert after the movie.
Sign up on the bulletin board to indicate your interest and whether you need a ride or can drive.  See Cathy Scattergood if you have any questions.

If you can help, leave your donation in the basket in the narthex at the church.
  • Here are some different ways to contribute:
    • make a financial donation through your regular offering.Cheques should be made out to EMUC and clearly marked for the Deacon's Cupboard.
    • buying Fundscript cards and giving these to Mike Ogilvie to take to the Cupboard. In both cases charitable receipts will be issued.
    • if you are getting a $25 card from Loblaws as part of the bread price fixing agreement why not donate it to the Deacon's Cupboard to help support the needy in our community. Mike Ogilvie would be pleased to take your card and make sure it gets to the Cupboard. l.

EMUC GARAGE SALE - Our major fundraiser!
Mark your calendars for  Saturday May 5, 2018, 8:00 am to noon!  If you are cleaning closets etc. consider donating items in good condition to the sale.  Remember  to take home a box to bring in your gently used treasures for our sale. If you have not done so, please sign up to help setup, sort and/or sell.Thank you from your garage sale team (G.S.T.).
There will be a Bake Table at the Garage Sale.  Donations to the bake table are welcome.  Please package cookies, muffins etc. in packages of 6 with a label indicating the kind of baking and if it contains nuts.  Baking may be dropped off at the church anytime on Friday May 4th.

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, April 29, 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.

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  If you have any questions please speak to Mary Anna.