Upcoming events

Lent & Easter Services

Ash Wednesday Service
7pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A contemplative service of liturgy, reflection, music and imposition (or blessing) of the ashes as we mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.

Palm Sunday Service
10:30 Sunday April 9, 2017, with Procession of the Palms

Maundy Thursday Service
6:30 Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good Friday Service
10:30 Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Sunday Service
10:30 Sunday April 16, 2017

Westminster News 
26 March 2017

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125th Anniversary Series

Today is the next of Westminster’s special 125th Anniversary Series in worship. We welcome Charles Huband (and friends) to speak about the Westminster Housing Society.

Condolences

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bruce Linney, who passed away recently. Bruce was a long-time member of Westminster, and involved with the choir and the property committee for many years.

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Westminster News 
19 March 2017

125th anniversary!

Sunday March 26, 2017 is the next of Westminster’s special 125th Anniversary Series in worship. We look forward to welcoming Charles Huband (and friends) to speak about the Westminster Housing Society.
Our next Communion Service will be held on Sunday, April 2. The Communion offerings will go to the Taxi Fund. Envelopes can be found on the hall or narthex tables.

Name tags

Six new name tags have been made and placed in the lower part of the north cabinet at the rear of the sanctuary.

Office hour changes

Effective immediately the office will be closed on Mondays and open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. The deadline for bulletin submissions remains Wednesdays at noon.

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Westminster News 
12 March 2017

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to congregational member Val McIntyre — winner of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, in recognition of her exceptional volunteer contributions to the community.  We benefit from many of Val’s volunteer hours here at Westminster … well done Val, and we are grateful to you!

Please mark Sunday March 26 on your calendars … as this will be the next of Westminster’s special 125th Anniversary Series in worship.  We will be welcoming Charles Huband (and friends) to speak about the Westminster Housing Society.

Children’s Table

All children are invited to gather at the Children’s Table following the anthem for a quiet activity to help them engage in and experience the gospel message while allowing them to move around and explore in ways that come naturally to them. During Lent, we do not say or sing the word ALLELUIA. This is because Lent is a quiet, thinking time. We use the season of Lent to get ready for Easter. This Sunday at the Children’s Table colour your very own ALLELUIA and place it into an envelope to be opened at Easter, when we celebrate that Jesus is alive and say and sing ALLELUIA once again! For more information about the Children’s Table contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator, at teri@westminsterchurch.org

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Westminster News 
5 March 2017

Today

The Congregation of Westminster United Church will hold its 124th Annual General Meeting during the Worship Service. The Worship Service will start in its normal fashion, however, the AGM will take the place of the Sermon.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Margaret Harrison and family on the passing of her husband Glen Harrison on February 28. The funeral service will be held here at Westminster on Saturday, March 11 at 2 pm. Glen was Westminster’s choir director for 52 years and will be missed by many.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Our Pancake Supper this past Tuesday was successful thanks to the hard work of many Westminsterites, staff, Cubs, Scouts and some Bell Tower folk. Thank you to all who volunteered and to all who came out to participate. We would like to send a special thanks to our neighbour, Maryland Foodfare who generously donated 55 dozen sausages to this event.

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Westminster News 
26 February 2017

Today!

The Rev. Hugo Unruh, former candidate for ministry for Westminster United Church, is our guest preacher today.  This is one of the five additional Sundays per year that Rev. Sherri McConnell does not have worship responsibilities, as per Westminster UC’s terms of appointment for ministry.

AGM

The Congregation of Westminster United Church will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday March 5th, 2017 during the Worship Service. The Worship Service will start in its normal fashion, however, the AGM will take the place of the Sermon.

Congratulations & felicitations …

Congratulations to Mr. Justice Richard Scott who has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada.  He was previously a Companion of the Order.

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bob Burton who turned 85 on February 20. May you be blessed with many more Bob!

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