From Sunday's Bulletin



Bulletin Items for Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Items:


Erindale is getting a new photo directory, and we hope everyone will participate. Our last directory was produced in 2011.  Missed your chance with the photographer? Contact Jennifer Code or Sarah McEwing ASAP to submit your own photo. Anyone submitting photos can have them included in the directory for a small fee of $15.00 (including tax), and you will get your own copy of the Photo-Directory.  Sunday June 3 is the deadline!! 

The new photo directory will have a collage of photos of church activities. If you have any photos you would like included, please send a digital copy (.jpg) of them to Jennifer Code at  Consent is required if identifiable people are pictured. We can’t guarantee to include them all, but welcome all submissions.


Today, May 27, is the last day to buy tickets for the Annual UCW Social being held on June 5!


Tuesday, May 29 – Drumming Circle and Full Moon Ceremony at Peel Aboriginal Network  (208 Britannia Road E. #1)

We’ve been invited to join our friends at Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) for an afternoon and evening to participate in a drumming circle (for anyone) and full moon ceremony (for women only). The Full Moon Ceremony is a traditional service of healing and renewal as women release those things that are harmful or painful to us.
Drumming Circle and Information Session about PAN: 4-5:30 pm
Break for dinner (bring your own): 5:30-6:30 pm
Full Moon Ceremony: 6:30-8:30 pm (Please wear or bring a long skirt for this). Please call or email the church office if you wish to participate.


OVER 80's LUNCH and SOCIAL  -  WED., MAY 30th at 12 noon
Please join us for a special luncheon, time to socialize, and a short worship service including communion. You should have R.S.V.P.'d to the church office (905-277-3656) by last Sunday, May 20th. Transportation can be arranged, please let us know if you would like a ride, and your address, when responding.


There will be no collection of Premie Hats, Milk Bags, and Sweaters from Sunday June 3rd to Sunday Sept 9th.


The annual UCW June Social will be held on Tuesday, June 5 beginning at 6 pm. Our guest speaker is Cheryl Raycraft who had been on two medical missions to Guatemala. Tickets for the dinner will not be available after May 27.  All (not only women) are welcome to join us for the speaker only at approximately 7:30 pm.




Thanks to everyone who has participated in being Refreshment Hosts on Sunday mornings. Refreshments for the months of June, July, August and September will be juice and cookies, and not your usual cup of coffee or tea. If a Refreshment Host notices that, for the next Sunday, there is a short supply of coffee, tea, juice, sugar or cookies, please call Marilyn Hurst at 905-273-3789 who deserves a big thank you for purchasing the above supplies on behalf of the U.C.W.  - Eleanor McIntosh


Save the Date!

June 10: Sunday School wrap up and Picnic – We’ll be thanking our Sunday School teachers during worship and celebrating with a picnic and games to follow. Bring your friends!


You are the ones for Skylight!    July 27-29 @ Five Oaks in Paris, ON

Erindale United Church is a proud sponsor of the Skylight Festival – a weekend of faith, justice and the arts. Skylight brings together a diverse community of participants and contributors, artists and musicians to address issues of spirituality and social justice. This year, we are so excited to bring the festival to the beautiful location of Five Oaks, which will provide comfortable accommodation as well as free camping. There are registration rates for seniors, youth and young adults, and groups – as well as daily rates. Anyone can come for free to the Sunday morning service on July 29 at 10am.

See our line-up and register at

Rev. Brenna is on the planning team and can answer your questions.

You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to be challenged, affirmed, and renewed. 



Latest Syrian refugee update: TAREK IS HERE!!!

Tarek Youzbashi arrived at Pearson Airport this afternoon, May 24, and was greeted by Jim Bright and other members of Your Northwest Mississauga Constituent Group. They have all worked very hard with last minute preparations to be fully prepared for his arrival. Tarek is a 29 year old man born in Latakia, Syria most recently wa living in Egypt. He speaks and writes fluent English and Arabic and has just recently completed his PhD. We have been in frequent communication with Tarek by email and he seems to be a delightful individual.  Our second group of refugees is arriving from the UAE in mid- June.

Jim Bright, Co-chair, Northwest Mississauga Constituent Group.

May 24, 2018.


Communication Needs:

-Ideas for the sign on Dundas Street. If you have ideas for messages to put on this sign, please forward them to Rev. Brenna. They might be inviting sayings, announcements of things going on here, or reflections on current events. We try to have these planned several weeks ahead of time.


Children in Worship

We are blessed by the presence of children in worship, and welcome their participation in and curiosity about the service. Ushers can provide children with crayons and something to colour. During the service, children and youth come forward for a chat with Rev. Brenna and sing a song together. Then, they can leave to attend Sunday School. However, if it is more comfortable for your child to stay in worship with you, please do so. Feel free to let Rev. Brenna or one of our ushers know if we can help you with anything or make you more comfortable.



The Friday morning coffee hour group meets from 10 am - 11:30 am in the McGill Room.  Usually 10 - 20 of us enjoy a time of friendship, conversation and laughter over coffee, tea and light refreshments. Everyone is invited to join us any Friday morning. For more information contact the Church Office at 905-277-3656 any weekday from  8 am - 4 pm.



Erindale United Church

1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga  L5C 1E9

Phone:  (905) 277-3656

 Minister – Rev. Brenna Baker

Director of Music – Robert Anderson

Psalm 98 Music Program –

Office Administrator – Sarah McEwing



Reminder items:


The Red Box:  100% of the net proceeds produced by this box go directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Six hundred dollars per year goes to our church. This money will be used by our Outreach Committee to help fund social justice and Outreach programs. Thank you for donating your gently used clothing to help this project.


Your Outreach Committee collects pairs of used eyeglasses to support those in need in foreign lands.  If you have any old glasses that you no longer need, please drop them off on the Narthex Bookcase so someone else can receive the wonderful gift of good eye sight.


Please keep the area in front of the elevator clear of any furniture (chairs, tables, etc) so people can access the elevator without having to move the furniture. The need to use the elevator is increasing so please do your part and ensure you do not leave anything in front of the elevator door. Thank You for your consideration.


Erindale United Church is now set up to receive donations from friends and visitors online by credit card.  

To begin, click on the Donate Now button below and follow the instructions on our Erindale United Church donor page. You will find a drop-down menu on our Canada Helps donations page, to tell us how you would like your gift directed. First, enter the amount of your gift in the "other" box, or choose one of the suggested amounts. Next, use the drop-down menu under the heading "APPLY YOUR DONATION TO A SPECIFIC FUND SET UP BY THIS CHARITY" to select where you wish your donation to be applied from a list of options. Be sure to include a short message for our charity (Erindale United Church) describing you and your donation in the text entry box immediately below. If you wish your gift  to recognize a special person, click on the highlighted links "in honour" or "in memory" to name that person and fill out an appropriate e-card of direction. Finally, click on the button "Continue with My Donation" to complete your "Giving Basket" an provide information for your Tax Receipt and your Credit Card payment. It's just that easy!





As a church, we are called to pray for each other and for our mission in the world.  This week, please remember St. George United Church in Erie Presbytery in your prayers.






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