Westminster News 
12 March 2017



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 
26 February 2017


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.


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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Westminster News 
19 February 2017


Greg Blanco, who was to give us a presentation this morning on the Westminster Child Care Centre, is unable to join us this morning due to an illness in the family. His presentation will be rescheduled. We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Greg and his family.


The Congregation of Westminster United Church will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday March 5th, 2017. More information will be given next Sunday.

The church will be closed this Monday, February 20 in observance of Louis Riel day.

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Westminster News 
27 November 2016

Thanks Ken!

Today we bid farewell to Ken DeLisle, who has been serving as our Gap minister through the fall. We’re grateful to Ken for his ministry with us, and wish him all the best in his retirement. After the service today, the Westminster family is invited to the Fellowship Hall to enjoy some treats as we wish Ken “bon voyage.”


We extend our condolences to Charles Huband and family on the recent passing of his brother, Rolph Huband. The memorial service was held this past Friday in Oakville, Ontario.

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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!

An Introduction to CENTERING PRAYER
Saturdays: March 3rd & March 24th, 9:30 to 4:30

For those hungering for meaningful spiritual connection with the Divine Presence within your Soul … join us in experiencing the silent contemplative practice of Centering Prayer that is based on the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Presenters Lynn Langdon and Jacquie Reimer, Contemplative Outreach Manitoba.  Cost $50. (does not include lunch).

People are encouraged to bring bag lunches or enjoy local restaurants. Lunch time will be 1 1/2 hours. Registration limited: Call 204-784-1330. Payment ahead of workshop preferred. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (made out to Contemplative Outreach Manitoba).