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. Please sign up on the Vigil schedule on the bulletin board 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.
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.
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)
GREEN MOVIE NIGHT:
Join us on
April 23rd at 7:00 pm
for this informative film, ‘Just Eat It’, and presentation from Region of Peel Waste Department. The film shows the amount of food wasted and why there is excess food produced. You will be surprised by the hurdles that food items go through, after leaving the farm before getting to the consumer. Bring your questions for Nazreen, a Technical Analyst at Environment Education Section of Peel Waste. She is coming to help us understand how our garbage is sorted and the cost involved when recycling items are contaminated.
Suggested donation $10. adults, $5.00 children.
Refreshments will be service. Contact Mary Anna Williams if you can help this evening and/or supply cookies.
SAVE THE DATES:
May 25th - Women for Women Retreat.
More info to follow.
May 26th at 7:00 pm
Ontario Male Chorus Concert
- tickets $20
Spring Dinner celebrating Peter Kiteley's contributions to EMUC as Office Administrator as he launches into retirement.
More info to follow.
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.