WOMEN FOR WOMEN
Women for Women will meet on
Friday, April 5 at 6:00
p.m. at EMUC. Dinner at 6:30 followed by our guest speaker, Mary Lynn Peters from Trillium Health Partners speaking on Healthy Aging. Cost is $10. Dinner is salad & subs (veg. & gluten-free options). Dessert donations welcome. Bring your own plate/cup/cutlery.
EMUC STRIDERS - SPRING HIKE - APRIL 7, 2019
Meadowvale Conservation Area - exploring more of the Credit River watershed with a 2.5 km walk along this stretch of the David Culham Trail. Bring a bagged lunch to eat in the Narthex;
car pooling will be available to leave the EMUC parking lot at 12:10. Return by 3:00.
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The Easter Vigil is a longstanding tradition at Erin Mills United and begins
Thursday, April 18
at 9:00 pm and continues to Saturday, April 20
at 3:00 pm.
The Vigil schedule will be posted on the bulletin board at the back of the church on Sunday, March 17
. Please sign up for one or more ‘one hour’ periods
to spend time praying, reflecting, reading, meditating or just being quiet in God’s presence. You are also invited to
sign up for an “overnight” vigil for either the Thursday or Friday night
(starting at 11:00 pm to 7:00 am). This was a very positive experience in the past. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow for comfort. Any questions can be directed to Sylvia Arnold.
GOOD FRIDAY READERS
For those who like to read in worship, there are opportunities to share your skills on Good Friday.
Please speak to Rev Kathi if would like a speaking part.
The Worship Committee is taking orders for Easter flowers from
Sunday, March 17
to Palm Sunday, April 14
. Prices for the flowers are indicated on the order envelopes located on the back table outside the conference room. The flowers will be used to decorate the church for Easter Sunday and anyone who wishes can take their flowers home after the service. Please note that we do not purchase lilies out of consideration for those who have scent allergies.
HAVE YOU NOTICED?
That you have not been receiving special mailings from EMUC. In the past we mailed letters to the congregation at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, bringing greetings for the season and requesting a special donation. The postal disruption last year forced us to communicate these messages using the Friday Message and Communique. We did not see any decrease in donations and we saved on postage costs. As a result for this Easter we are using the same approach.
Your financial contributions are vital to sustaining our community and we are grateful for these. You are invited to prayerfully consider making a special donation during this Easter season. Special envelopes are available at the church. If you are unable to join us during this season, donations can be made through our website or by mail.
swept through Southern Africa in March 2019, leaving terrible disaster in its wake. Hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi are in immediate need of food, water, and shelter. At least 830 people have been reported killed by the storm, and a cholera epidemic is feared. With more than 120,000 people displaced, Idai is one of the worst weather-related crises to ever affect the African continent.
United Church Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, together with local partners, are working on the ground to provide immediate assistance, minimize loss of life, and ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable are met.
We will be celebrating new members at a service later this spring. If you have been attending worship and would like to become a full member or if you have any questions about becoming a member please speak with Rev Kathi or Sandy Hayes.
As you may know our cleaning contractor broke her wrist early in the year. For the past three months, a group of dedicated volunteers has cleaned the church. At this point we are not sure how long this emergency situation will last, but we expect to need volunteers for the next 2 or 3 weeks. If you are able to assist, please speak to Sue Ogilvie or Sylvia Arnold. The more people we have involved, the less onerous the task .
GIFTS OF VISION - A GIVING CATALOGUE FROM MISSION AND SERVICE.
Are you looking for an Easter gift giving idea? Have a look at the catalogue from our own Mission and Service. There are 21 Canadian, Indigenous Canadian and 9 World idea, large and small. Plus four back pages of past very popular ones. They cover many areas of need which could help change someone's life for the better.
Ruth Noble preached at EMUC recently. She is part of the M&S arm of the church who produce this catalogue annually. The United Church and their partners continue to work hard to sustain one of our core mandates - hope and healing for others. If you wish visit
to donate on line
There are many needs in this world. Your donation will make a difference.
EMUC GARAGE SALE - Our major fundraiser!
Mark your calendars for
Saturday May 4, 2019, 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 set up, sort and/or sell. Thank you from your garage sale team (G.S.T. - Sylvia Arnold, Cathy Kiteley, Patti King, Cindy Young)
FUNDSCRIP is 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 purchased through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church.
Order forms for gift cards are available the last Sunday of every month.
next order date is Sunday, April 28th.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.