TURKEY PIES and TOURTIERES: READY FOR PICKUP
For those who pre-ordered, your pies are ready. You can pick them up on Sunday after service, or during the week in regular office hours.
Once again this year we will be collecting small travel size toiletry items - shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, creams, lotions, etc. Please bring your items to the church and deposit in the labelled box.
We will be collecting over the next several weeks for distribution at the Open Door at the end of February. Thank you.
IT'S COLD OUT THERE
Dam Youth Drop In
is hosting The Coldest Night of the Year on
Saturday, February 22.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly, national event. On this date, walkers across Canada raise money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.
Here in Mississauga, it will begin at the Meadowvale Community Centre where walkers take a journey to the Dam location at the Meadowvale Town Centre, experiencing what it might be like to truly feel the cold of a dark, February night without shelter, in contrast with the warm welcome you will receive at the end of the walk.
If interested in participating, information can be found in the church narthex or by viewing the Dam website above. You can also contact:
Annual Pancake Supper
Tuesday February 25, 2020
ome to a festive dinner of pancakes, sausages, ham and fresh fruit.
It is a great opportunity to relax in the middle of the week and not have to worry about preparing dinner. Again this year a team of men have volunteered to host the event.
Gather at 5:45 p.m. for dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10/adult; $5/child - family maximum of $25.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinners are rooted in the tradition of using up sugars and fatty foods prior to Lent so that meals during Lent are simpler fare. This is a great time for all ages - invite your friends and neighbours.
Please bring your own plate and cutlery to save on cleanup. The Service of Ashes follows the dinner at 7:00 p.m. to begin Lent.
This year, Lent starts on Wednesday, February 26. This is the period of seven weeks traditionally set aside by the church for reflection and repentance before Easter. If you are looking for a way to become more intentional about some learning or making a change this Lent, you might be interested in joining one or both of these groups at EMUC:
Dinner and a Movie: Lent Film Study
- We will meet for 3 consecutive
Monday evenings, March 9, 16 & 23
to watch a film and then discuss it over a potluck meal. This year we will be watching The Farewell, written and directed by Lulu Wang. The film debuted at the Sundance Festival in 2019 and was a hit at TIFF last year. It has earned nominations and awards around the word. The story is about a Chinese-American family who return to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't know she only has a few weeks to live. We will meet in the sanctuary at 6:00 p.m., plan to eat around 6:30 and should be done by 8:00.
40 days of Kindness
– this is a daily generosity challenge that runs through the period of Lent. The challenge encourages people to make generosity and
a habit. And it's not only about money, but also being generous with your time, words and hugs! Those who sign up will receive an email or Facebook notice with the challenge for the day. These will come every day but Sunday of the seven weeks from February 26 to April 11.
If you would like to participate in either of these activities, please contact Kathi at (905)820-9466 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN FOR WOMEN - Friday March 6
Please note date change
We will meet at EMUC at 6:45 p.m. for coffee and dessert followed by two presentations on self-care.
Rachel Scattergood will speak on massage therapy.
Ann-Marie Barrett-Tandy will speak on skin care.
Wear comfortable clothing. Cost is $10. Please sign up on the bulletin board or RSVP to Cathy Scattergood.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE -
SAVE THE DATE
We are embarking on a second collaborative Murder Mystery fundraising evening with our friends at Eden United Church. Rehearsals have begun and we are hoping for two sell out shows. “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” will take place on
April 25 and 26.
More details will follow, but please save the date and plan to come out and support this night of fun and fellowship.