Community Events

Faith communities working side-by-side for
a greener, healthier, and more resilient world.

Compass Walk

Thank you to all at Christ Church and First United who helped raise over $30,000 making this the most successful walk so far. Despite this, food donations are down while the Compass has identified an increase in the amount of homeless clients and are asking for sleeping bags, flash lights, water proof sheets, blankets, warm coats, boots etc.  Food, personal items, shampoo and money donations are needed as always. More info: Mike Giguere at or go to the Compass website


West Plains United Church
Mission Challenge to Halton Presbytery
benefiting Welsey Urban Ministries in Hamilton Conference

They are short by 100 of their individual food trays with compartments for serving their community meals.  The cost of each tray is roughly $15.50.  West Plains is donating enough for 25 trays, but we need your help to raise enough for the rest of the 100.

Come join us in helping Wesley Urban Ministries and their community meal program!

For further information, please contact Rev. Leigh Olson at West Plain UC ( or Wesley Urban Ministries (

St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill Christmas Craft Fair
Vendors Wanted!
Saturday, November 24th, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. 

This year, St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill will be holding it’s Annual Snowflakes on-the-Hill Christmas Craft Fair on We are still accepting Vendors – if you are a crafter and are interested in an opportunity to sell your creations, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Sue Landers at or call the church office, 905-278-9245.

Grief Support Group

This education and support group is designed for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Taking a faith-based perspective, we will explore various aspects of grief, how grief affects one’s emotions, behaviours, body, mind and spirit. We will look at tasks one can do and adjustments one can make to move through grief, and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways.
The content of the course will be based on the materials of Dr. Bill Webster, Centre for the Grief Journey.

LeadershipThe Rev. Dr. Deborah Hart has been facilitating Grief Support Groups for 25 years for churches. She is in ministry at Deer Park United Church in Toronto. Her doctorate is in individual and congregational grief. She has further training with Dr. Bill Webster from the Centre for the Grief Journey in Mississauga. She specializes in facilitating grief support groups from a faith perspective.

Sponsored by: Walton and Maple Grove United Church and other area Anglican, Presbyterian and United Churches.

Location:    Maple Grove United Church
346 Maple Grove Dr. Oakville, L6J 4V5

Dates:         5 Wednesdays, Oct. 10 – Nov. 7, 2018
and 1 month follow-up Dec. 5, 2018

Time:          7:00 – 8:45 pm
Cost:          $20 per participant for the course materials

Contact:     Maeva Donaldson   905-845-7454 or for more information or to register.