Summer Sundays at 10 am

On Sunday mornings during July and August, we invite you to come to church for a relaxed and intimate service on the main floor in the air-conditioned Eglinton Room. Each week there will be lemonade and cookies on the lawn after service.

ESG Golf Day

Back by popular demand. This year’s ESG Golf Day will take place the afternoon/ evening of Monday June 11th.

Register and/or Sponsor a Hole

Exciting new 11 hole format! Play new holes on the back nine!

A dinner only option is available again this year.

Where? LADIES GOLF CLUB OF TORONTO, 7859 Yonge Street, Thornhill

When? Registration 2 pm, Tee-off 3 pm, Happy Hour 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm

Cost:
Golf and Dinner $150
Foursome $600
Dinner Only $50

Includes: Green Fees (11 holes), Power Cart, On Course Competitions

Contact: Heather Parker

 

Church on Sundays at 10:30 am

Discover spirituality together, and find caring community…at church!

Through music, singing, reflective prayers, and words of hope we explore spirituality and connect with one another during and after the service.

Paul leads worship on most Sundays, offering engaging and insightful sermons that connect the stories of our faith to the questions of contemporary spirituality.

Sometimes we celebrate a baptism – that joyous time of promise and welcoming to a child and their family.

Sometimes we celebrate communion, and all are welcome to participate.

Children and youth can join in our engaging group programs, led by Kate and Morgan.

Each Sunday is a little different!

Observing the Observer

An ESG Small Group Discussion

Next Date: Wed. May 16, 7 to 9 pm

This facilitated discussion group will review articles of interest from the prior months United Church Observer, the longest published Canadian magazine. If you are a regular reader of the magazine, or if you are interested in reading a couple of new articles online, and would like to discuss some of the articles on ‘Faith, Justice and Ethical Living’ that challenge our views each month; come join us for the May meeting.

For May 16 we’ll review articles from the April issue, and I’ll provide links to the Observer online articles, available as weekly e-newsletters.

Observer articles link:

https://ucobserver.org/faith/2018/04/4-science-trained-faith-leaders-share-what-still-gives-them-goos/

If you are interested in joining one or both dates, sign up at Eventbrite.

or at the Welcome desk.

With sufficient participation we will consider continuing monthly next Fall.

Peter Wilkins, facilitator

 

Seniors’ Spring Luncheon

Our spring luncheon with communion will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd at noon. You will enjoy a delicious luncheon with friends old and new. Invitations have been sent out. If you did not receive one, and would like to attend, please call the ESG office at 416-481-1141 x210. We hope to see you there!

 

Rummage Sale: April 21st

Spring Rummage Sale: Saturday, April 21, 10am-1pm


Donations accepted until Thursday April 19 at 7 pm

We want your clean, gently used items!

Our top ten requests are: Jewellery, Art Work, Current Books & Movies, Designer Clothes for Men & Women, Small Appliances, Stereo Equipment, China, Scarves and Designer Handbags; Lego, Designer Shoes & Boots

Please drop off your labelled bags or boxes downstairs until Thursday, April 19, and jewellery at the church office.


Come and shop on Saturday, April 21st 10 am – 1 pm

Bargains Galore!
Clothing for all, Shoes, Jewellery, Notions, Linens, Housewares, Small Electrical Goods, Toys, Books, Sporting Goods and more….

Questions? Contact Lenore at 416-481-1141 x260

 

 

 

Minister Search

ESG has called a new minister!

On Sunday, April 8 our congregation approved the call of our Next Generation and Growth Minister, Rev. Sarah Chapman. We extend a warm welcome to Sarah, and are exited for her arrival at ESG on September 1st!

The Position Description is available here.

A message from Rev. Sarah Chapman

Hello ESG!
I am so excited to start this new journey with you, and I feel incredibly called to the role of Next Generation and Growth Minister. Through my conversations with the search team, I felt more and more confident that we’ll be a great fit !
A number of times through the search process, I commended ESG on the fact that you even dreamed up this position. I find this role incredibly forward thinking and I believe it has the capacity to create meaningful and sustainable church experiences for younger generations. I am confident that God is already up to something in the world and I believe that ESG is making room for the spirit to lead us towards that new thing. I can’t wait to be part of the journey with you.
– Sarah
 

 

Thursday Outreach Food Drive

ESG distributes all donated food through our weekly drop in ministry which provides food to a large, low-income community who come to our church  on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m.   The drop-off box labelled “Thursday Outreach” is located inside the entrance of the church beside the Welcome Desk. We also welcome grocery store gift cards for food purchases.

This program is led by an amazing group of volunteers who carry out this ministry on behalf of ESG each week.

Items that are always needed include:

  • Canned meat or fish (tuna/salmon)
  • small jars of peanut butter
  • toiletries (hotel sized are perfect)
  • jam
  • almonds/nuts
  • drink boxes/bottled water
  • individual fruit cups/canned fruit
  • cereals, breakfast/protein bars
  • multi grain crackers
  • beans/vegetarian foods
  • chapstick (winter is coming)

Any other non-perishable food items are also welcome. No expired goods, please. We are always in need of items that are self-opening and do not require a can opener as many of our guests do not have a kitchen. This is an ongoing need so if you could please keep our Thursday Outreach guests in your thoughts & prayers and perhaps add an item to your grocery cart with them in mind, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued contributions and compassionate support of this ministry.  Your benevolent givings support this program.

 

Food donations can be made year-round at the church. We also participate in additional seasonal food drives.