Upcoming events

A Wolseley cornerstone

Canstar Community News did a lovely feature and video on our 125th Anniversary! The in-depth article is here, but first, enjoy the video above!

Sunday September 24, 10:30AM  

Special 125th Anniversary Events continue with guest speaker Mary Scott speaking about ‘Women and the Westminster Church Community’  at the morning service. A potluck lunch will follow.  Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, September 30: Messy Church

Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, September 30 from 5:00-7:00 for Messy Church as we explore The Creation Story together. Volunteers are needed to help out in the areas of set-up/clean-up, food prep/serving, and activity/craft leadership/assistance. Please sign up on the volunteer sign-up sheet during coffee after worship.

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Westminster News 
24 September 2017

Mary Scott

Mary has had a long association with Westminster, coming as a child with her grandmother. She has served as Chair of Outreach, and on the Ministry and Personnel Committee. After retiring in 1995, Mary had the opportunity to attend the 4th World Conference in Beijing China, which exposed her to the numerous challenges women face in many parts of the world. She is the co-founder of the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba, which put on an outstanding event in 2015 Raising Our Voices: Celebrating International Women’s Day, here at Westminster. Mary is currently a member of the Manitoba Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Coalition, and was honoured this summer to be a Grandmother at a Sundance.

Miscellaneous items …

  • Thanks to Don Menzies for conducting the choir again this week while Nathan continues to mend his broken wings. (Yes, he broke both arms, poor duck.)
  • This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the residents, employees and volunteers of the Fred Douglas Society.
  • We have had so many requests for assistance in the last few weeks that our emergency food cupboard is empty. Please remember our less fortunate neighbours on your next grocery shopping trip. Our caretakers will be happy to accept your donations.
  • The Fall 2017 edition of These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith is now available for pick up from the narthex or hall tables.
  • The fundraising committee is looking for a donation of a five foot tall, artificial Christmas tree with stand. Please contact the church office or Peter Macdonald if you are able to help.

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Westminster News 
17 September 2017

Baptism

Today we celebrate the baptism of Bianca Maria Styba and the confirmation of her parents
Karolina and Tim Styba. The Styba family moved to Winnipeg last year from Fort McMurray. Tim grew up in Manitoba and Karolina is from Poland. Bianca’s godparents are Heather Page and Darren Zapisocki. Welcome to Westminster, Styba family!

Thanks!

Thanks to Don Menzies for conducting the choir this week while Nathan is on the mend.

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Westminster News 
10 September 2017

Random notes

  • Coffee and Conversation resumes in the Lecture Hall today after worship.
  • Congratulations to two couples who were married at Westminster this past week. On Sunday, September 3, Leah & Jason Olijnek and yesterday, September 9, Christopher and Shawna Shebobman were married in our sanctuary. We wish both couples, God’s richest blessings on their marriage.
  • Please welcome Nick Urquhart – our new choral scholar! Nick has most recently been singing with the Manitoba Underground Opera company, and you will be sure to hear his deep resonant voice during a solo or in our choir on Sunday mornings. Please take a minute to say hi!
  • Thanks to Michael McKay for being our organist this morning.

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Westminster News 
3 September 2017

This, and that!

Many thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for filling in while Sherri was on holiday.

And … thanks to Michael McKay for being our organist this morning.

Did you notice that Murray has an assistant? His name is Ricky Ramos and he is training to take over from Murray in a few weeks. Welcome to Westminster Ricky!

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the congregation and staff of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.

The Worship Committee meets in the Chapel, this Thursday, Sept. 7th at 1:30pm.

Coffee and Conversation resumes in the Lecture Hall starting next Sunday after worship.

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Westminster News 
27 August 2017

Random notes …

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the congregation and staff of Churchill Park United Church.

Rev. Sherri returns to the pulpit next Sunday, September 3. Should you require pastoral care before then, please contact the office at 204-784-1330. Many thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for filling in for her.

Thanks to Lynne Mavins for being our accompanist this morning.

Annual Garage Sale & Korean Luncheon

Annual Garage Sale & Korean Luncheon, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 9am- 2pm. Hosted by Churchill Park United Church & Korean United Church-525 Beresford Ave (at Nassau). See Bulletin Boards for more info.

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