Westminster News 
29 October 2017

Pentland

John Pentland is a spiritual teacher, public speaker, and public theologian/lead Minister at Hillhurst United Church in Calgary, and author of the Canadian bestseller: “Fishing Tips: How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith.” John was born in Ontario and moved from place to place for many years. He attended postgraduate school at Queen’s University; holds a B.A. and Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel College in Toronto; M.Div. and holds a Masters in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary; and holds a Doctorate in Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. (His thesis: Speaking Faith in Public Space.”) For the past 30 years he has lived in Alberta, where he served in rural churches, then worked for United Way of Calgary, before joining Hillhurst United Church as lead minister in 2004.

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Westminster News 
18 June 2017

West Broadway Community Ministry

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the congregation and staff of Young United Church. Summer is here. But poverty doesnt take a holiday. The cupboards at West Broadway Community Ministry are very low on staples. Please help us out if you can. We need canned meats, canned soup, Kraft dinner, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, pork and beans and breakfast cereal. We are open weekdays from 9-5 except Tuesdays. We are at 222 Furby Street.

  • Office admin note: Summer is especially hard on families who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for their children. Please remember these families on your next shopping trip.

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Westminster News 
11 June 2017

Congrats!

Congratulations to our latest Westminster Newlyweds, Ryan & Nicole and Nolan & Stephanie, who were married here yesterday afternoon. We wish them God’s richest blessings.

Board meeting highlights

Highlights from the Board Meeting of May 23rd:

  •  Our Anniversary Service on November 5th will feature Devon Clunis, former police chief as our guest speaker.
  • Ceiling repairs above the 745 Westminster door are planned, with Heritage funding being sought.
  • Membership, Fellowship and Pastoral Care are beginning work on re-energizing the visitor program. Stay tuned for details on how we can all get involved.
  • A draft schematic prepared by Ministry & Personnel, outlining staff reporting lines was reviewed and referred to the committees involved for further discussion.
  • With Lynley and Ben moving on to new endeavours, we passed a motion to hire two choral scholars.

The Board meets next on June 20th

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Westminster News 
21 May 2017

Blossoms

Thanks & Congrats!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Personal Hygiene Kit project for Bell Tower. The completed kits will now be passed on to Bell Tower for distribution.

Congratulations to Alec & Kelsey and Xin & Jie who were married here at Westminster yesterday afternoon. We wish each of them God’s blessing on their marriage.

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Westminster News 
7 May 2017

HeartGuy

Today!

Westminster Concert Organ Series presents … from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Simon Johnson in concert. Sunday, May 7th, 2:30 pm Tickets at the door.

Thank you!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for your help and support with our first Messy Church. Looking forward to continuing this area of ministry together in the fall — Teri.

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