Did you know that there were actually (maybe) three or more different men referred to as Saint Valentine?
Such is story-telling and historical research. Shirley Hobden, genealogist for over fifty years has delved deep into her own very interesting family history. Remember hearing of Home Children? from the Child Migration scheme from the U.K. Shirley’s family traces from four such children … plus lots more. She will refer to her prize-winning juried exposition that has set her apart. Sit back and get comfortable for some true-story telling!
All who identify as women are welcome to drop in to the Grace Narthex, this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:00.
Calling Bridge Players:
The Online Bridge Group is looking for new players to join them on Trickster. If you would like to join in online please contact the church or see Bonnie on Sunday morning. This group is also wondering if there are folks who would like to play in person at the church on a weekly basis. If so please send a note to the church.
High Tea Helpers Needed:
There is a group looking to arrange a Spring Tea and Vendor show at Grace in May. But in order to make this happen they need a larger team of planners/workers who are willing to help make this happen. The first planning session for this will be on Monday February 20th at 1PM. Come out and learn more about this new event!
Lenten Study Update!
There is still time to sign up, registration closes Monday February 13th. Sign up online, on the signup sheet on the Welcome table or contact the church office. For all the details visit the website.
The group sessions will be hybrid groups, with people being able to join either in-person or through zoom. The program will start on February 22nd.
Three small group times are offered, each will be a 1 hour long:
- Monday afternoon,
- Sunday after service and
- an evening session (day to be determined)
Grace will be providing the Lenten Challenge books for approximately $15 – but don’t let the cost stop you! If you’d like to take part, just let Richard know.
Calling all Music Supporters at Grace!
Grace has a piano that’s grand,
With Michael – as maestro – in command
But it can’t stay in tune
Needs replacing real soon,
And now we must come – hat in hand.
Grace’s beloved piano, needs to be retired and replaced. Grace has launched a financial appeal to its members for donations. Think of it this way – a piano has 88 keys – 52 white and 36 black – that’s $85.22 per key – to get us to $7,500 – but any and all donations are welcome.
Donations up to $7,500 will be matched by the St. Stephen Endowment fund.
Please make your donations by etransfer (please state “piano Fund”) or using one of the special envelops at the donation boxes.
For more details visit the church website
Shrove Tuesday Dinner
Grace is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a Shrove Tuesday dinner this year! This will be held on Tuesday February 21 starting at 5:30pm.
Dinner will feature pancakes, sausage and bacon.
Tickets are available for sale after church for the next few weeks or you can contact the church office to purchase during the week. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Exact change would be appreciated, see Paul after church this Sunday.
Save the Date:
On Friday March 3 at 7:30 PM, Grace United will host the Burlington Concert Band’s first concert of the year. The theme is Broadway Bound!, with special guests Leslie and Christopher Gray from KooGle Theatre.
The evening is being sponsored by The St. Stephen Endowment Fund. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Halton Learning Foundation.
Click here to buy tickets online Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 12 are free. Tickets will also be for sale at the door.
Do you have any mugs hidden away in the back of your cupboard, that are perfectly fine but that you no longer want? Thanks to all of you who have already dropped off your mugs, the boxes are overflowing! This is the last week to drop off your mugs! A Collection box is under the lobby counter so please feel free to set your mugs free!
The mugs will be taken to the Wesley Centre in Hamilton to be used in their Day Centre program.
Ways to Participate in the Life of the Church
Do you watch our services on-line? We want to hear from you.
Thank you to those who have already responded but there is still time to let us know who you are. Our online community is very important to the life of Grace each week we have over 120 views of our services online.
As Grace United Church connects with more folks through on-line worship, we’re hoping to find ways of connecting with you! Until the end of Epiphany (February 21st), folks participating in on-line worship are invited to fill out a five-minute survey that will help us to understand who our on-line community is. You can use this Link to survey. Thank you, in advance, for helping us to understand the wideness of Grace’s community of faith!
Groups are looking for new members:
Fun Food and Fellowship:
FF&F are the people responsible for all of the fun events at Grace and we are looking for new members. Please get in touch with Linda Draddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-802-8774 to learn about how you can help Grace have FUN.
The Sunday Morning A/V team is looking for 3 people to join the booth. Are you interested in becoming a slide changer, a sound board operator and if you are bold the ATEM operator (this is used to create the live streamed service). Of course training will be provided!
Our goal is to have 4 teams so that each team will only be required to work one Sunday a month. If you are interested drop by the A/V booth after service on Sunday and we can show you around. And remember if you are part of the team you always have a reserved seat for Sunday service.
Ways to Support the work and programs at Grace United Church
How to make a donation to Grace United:
By cheque, made out to Grace United Church and mailed to 2111 Walkers Line Burlington ON L7M 0Z2
By e-transfer using donations@GraceUnitedChurchBurlington.com
Bring your donation to church with you on Sunday morning
Donate on-line using CanadaHelps . You can scan this code with your phone to make a donation.
Links to Learn about Ways to Connect with Others at Grace
Grace knows that the dark months of winter can be hard for some people, remember Grace is here in a number of ways to help if you are in need.
Below are listed many groups that make Grace Grace, click on the link to learn more
Meet each Wednesday morning from 9 – 2:30 PM at the back of the worship space.
Care Network @ Grace
If you are in need or know someone who is, please feel free to contact the church.
Do you know someone who might need a special hug from Grace? Contact the church office to assistance.
Prayer Chain Requests
If you would like to have our prayer team include your concern in their prayers, please email.
A Passion for Puzzles
Please email or phone the church office, especially if you or someone from the church community is struggling or ill.
Ways to Get Moving
Strengthen and Stretch Yoga Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1PM in the loft
Line Dancing Friday at 11 AM in the loft.
Ways to Help in the Community
Grace has a history with the North BurLINKton dinners hosted at Glad Tidings Church (1401 Guelph Line) with providing some of the best volunteers, who are committed and hard working. These community dinners are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and volunteer opportunities await! Contact Outreach to find out more email@example.com.