Upcoming events

Stories of Westminster United Church & its People

A definite must-read for everyone at Westminster, everyone in Winnipeg, and everyone in Canada! Roy Halstead has carefully curated a fascinating and captivating history of Winnipeg’s iconic landmark—and it’s all about the people! Click here for a good eRead!

Centering Prayer Group

All are welcome to experience Centering Prayer with a group that meets monthly on Wednesday, from 6 to 7 pm in the Chapel, February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, and June 12th. Resuming September 11th, October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th, 2019.

TWO SPACES REMAINING!
A Spiritual Pilgrimage Into Your Interior Castle — book study

Written in the 16th century by St. Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle guides the spiritual seeker through each stage of development until the soul’s final union with the divine. St. Teresa writes that “if you want to make progress on the path and ascend to the places you have longed for, the important thing is not to think much but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens you to love.”

On seven Thursdays (February 14th to March 28th) from 10 am to 12 noon, at Westminster Church, Pat Miles will facilitate a small group on your very own pilgrimage toward the One. To register (Limited to 8) please phone 204-784-1330 to leave yourname and email. Free will donation to Westminster Church.  A project of Westminster’s Inner and Outer Connections Committee.

Ken Cowan in concert

Westminster Concert Organ Series, Sunday, February 17th at 2:30 pm: Organist Ken Cowan in concert. Tickets $25/$20 Seniors/$10 Students available at McNally Robinson or at the Door.

Westminster News 
17 February 2019

Random notes …

  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember Peace Alliance Winnipeg
  • Rev. Sherri is on a week of continuing education Feb. 11 to 17, 2019. Please call the office in the event of a pastoral emergency.

Thank you Michelle Owens, for leading our worship service today

Michelle is the Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies, which is a national theological school based in Winnipeg (just up the street at 60 Maryland St). CCS has connections to the United Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, and provides theological education for those becoming diaconal ministers in the United Church of Canada, and educational opportunities for anyone interested in exploring leadership and faith/spirituality. CCS describes itself as a school, a community and a movement that seeks to educate leaders for justice, compassion and transformation. Michelle joined the Centre for Christian Studies as principal in August 2017. She is a graduate of the Centre and a diaconal minister in the United Church of Canada. Michelle came to Winnipeg from Ontario, where she served as London Conference’s Personnel Minister. Prior to that, she had served in a three point rural charge in Perth County, Ontario, and had been a candidate for ministry from Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto.

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Westminster News 
10 February 2019

Random notes …

  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember our Overseas Personnel.
  • Our condolences to the family and friends of Forrest Hetland who died February 2. A Family Service was held here in the Chapel this past Thursday. Please remember the family in your prayers.
  • Sherri will be on a week of continuing education Feb. 11 to 17, 2019. Please call the office in event of pastoral emergency.
  • Sunday, 17 February 2019: Guest Preacher/Worship Leader, Michelle Owens, Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies. We look forward to welcoming Michelle as guest preacher on Sunday February 17.

We are trying something new!

Coffee and Conversation with the Minister – Rev. Sherri invites you to stop by for a time of informal conversation along with some coffee, tea and goodies – no agenda, no expectations, just a time to visit.……coming Wednesdays mornings, 10 am to 11 am; March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10….attend one, two, three or all four! No need to call ahead, just drop by! (however we will need to end at 11 am)

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Westminster News 
3 February 2019

Random notes …

  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember Oak Table Community Ministry.
  • February 17 we welcome Rev. Michelle Owens to our pulpit.
  • Today’s Communion offering will be designated for the work of the Minister’s Discretionary Fund (formerly the Session Fund). Money to this fund is used to offer bus tickets and other forms of support to individuals in cases of urgent and/or serious need, at the discretion of the minister. Small brown envelopes may be found in front of your envelope box or on the narthex or hallways tables. If you use an envelope from the pew rack, please mark it Communion offering.

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Westminster News 
27 January 2019

Nathan’s Notes

Now is the time! If you have ever wanted to join a choir, now is the time. This isn’t just a plug for our own choir (you’re more than welcome to join us!) but rather a plug for singing in general. It’s important for your overall health as the benefits of singing are widely publicized. I encourage you to speak to any of our own choristers about their experiences, and then consider the benefits for yourself. Singing in the shower is good, but singing with others, as part of a community and family is truly the bees knees! Join a choir today!

This week in the prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of North Kildonan United Church.

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