LENT FILM STUDY – DINNER AND A MOVIE!
Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently for me to decide on our study for this season of Lent. I have heard that you really enjoyed the film study last year, so I am pleased to try it again.
We will be watching and discussing the 2010 film
The Way, starring Martin Sheen and written and directed by his son, Emilio Estevez. This is a powerful and inspirational story about a father who travels to France after his son has an accident while walking the Camino de Santiago. He decides to finish the pilgrimage in his son’s place and his experience has a profound impact on him.
We will meet in the sanctuary over 3 Tuesday evenings to watch a part of the movie then discuss it over a potluck meal.
Here is what you need to know:
March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th at 6:30pm
Where: Erin Mills United Sanctuary
What to bring: some food to share, plate and cutlery (we will have access to the kitchen on the lower level to warm some food after 6pm)
Please let Rev. Kathi know if you are coming at firstname.lastname@example.org
at 7:00 pm
Jazz Vespers will be held at EMUC featuring the music of the great jazz keyboardists. Christina Melanie, Music Director at Applewood UC and Len Feldman, EMUC’s Music Director will be playing music by Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Ray Charles, and others. Plan to attend! All are welcome!
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.
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.
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.
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, March 31st.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.