Upcoming events

Sunday Worship at Westminster, March 29/20

Watch for Westminster’s own online worship service option next week!  In the meanwhile, check out some of these other United Church online options:

Sunday Worship at Westminster, March 22/20

With our building closed and worship services suspended until further notice, we are working on getting online worship services organized. In the meanwhile, head over to https://www.united-church.ca/covid-19  (and click on ‘worship online during COViD-19’).  There you will find links to United Churches across Canada that live-stream their worship services, as well as a link to worship services with the Moderator of the United Church, the Rev. Richard Bott.

COViD 19 plan

Effective Saturday March 21, 2020 Westminster United Church is suspending worship services and all programming, and the building will be closed until further notice. The board of Westminster will meet in early April to re-assess this plan, and determine next steps.

Westminster’s voice mail and email will be monitored regularly. We plan to be in regular communication via congregational email, facebook and our website. We hope to offer worship and reflection resources via technology, and are working on that.

Organisations and community groups that meet in the church building are being notified. Please contact your community group or organization directly for further information.

Questions of Faith, with a nod to Star Wars, led by Rev. Dr. Jim Christie

Join us for Westminster United Church’s 2020 Lenten Study. All are Welcome! Three Sessions exploring what we know in terms of current scholarship and research about Jesus’ life, death and beyond, and what it all means for our lives and faith today.

  • Session 1 / Wednesday March 4th, A New Hope: Jesus of Nazareth, what we know of him and how.
  • Session 2 / Wednesday March 11th, The Empire Strikes Back: The Passion Narratives and their Implications.
  • Session 3 / Wednesday March 25th, The Return of . . . : The Resurrection, in context, today and beyond.

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 pm (in the Lecture Hall). Come for one, two, or all three sessions! Please call or email the church office to register (204-784-1330 or info@westminsterchurch.org).

Centering Prayer Group

Centering Prayer Friends: please come five minutes early to help settle yourself into the practice that begins at 5:45 pm. In the heartfelt desire to promote more quiet contemplation, we are now holding space for Centering Prayer in Westminster’s Sanctuary on the third Thursday of the month, from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.

  • Thursday, 17 October 2019, 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Thursday, 19 March 2020, 5:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5:45 to 6:45 pm

Stories of Westminster United Church & its People

A definite must-read for everyone at Westminster, everyone in Winnipeg, and everyone else! 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!

Westminster News 
15 March 2020

Upcoming Worship Services

  • Sunday March 29, 2020, at 10:30 am
    Congregational Annual Meeting, during worship service
  • Sunday April 5, 2020, at 10:30 am
    Palm Sunday Service, with Procession of Palms
  • Thursday April 9, 2020, at 7:00 pm
    Maundy Thursday Service, with communion
  • Friday April 10, 2020, at 10:30 am
    Good Friday Service
  • Sunday April 12, 2020, at 10:30 am
    Easter Service, with communion, and special guests: Brass 5
Please keep the congregation and staff of  Strathclair United Church in your thoughts and prayers this week.

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Westminster News 
8 March 2020

Random Notes

  • The Annual General Meeting of Westminster United Church will be held, Sunday, March 29th, 2020 during the morning worship service.
  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Dugald United Church in your thoughts and prayers this week.

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Westminster News 
1 March 2020

Lord, let me be an instrument of your peace

Piano keys, acrylic, St Francis of Assissi prayer on plywood board, by Robert Burton 2020

Rev Burton reflects: “I have been a recipient of Friar Richard Rohr’s meditations on his website for several years. In his meditation for February 2, 2020 he reviews, in part, St Francis of Assissi’s rule of life to simply “live the gospel.” Within that context I have used his famous prayer to give some direction to that living midst its pain, confusion and disorder.

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Westminster News 
23 February 2020

Bouquet for the Bells

I took a phone call on Friday just as I was going for lunch. A woman called to thank us for the bells. It sounded like she was crying. She said she had been sitting in her car at the red light, seething with anger, when our bells came on and completely changed her perspective. She was so thankful and asked that we never stop the bells. Just thought I should share — Marilyn Thiessen, Office Administrator.

Please keep the congregation and staff of Knox United Church, Winnipeg in your thoughts and prayers this week.

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