Bulletin 
1 October 2017

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Auction / the Westminster Dresden Plate Memorial Quilt

Quilt

The quilt in the picture was made by the Westminster Quilting Group and will be sold by silent auction as part of the 125th Anniversary of Westminster United Church
with the proceeds going to the church.

Details
  • quilt dimensions: approximately 7 ft. by 8 ft. (Queen size bed).
  • quilt will be on display in the Fellowship / Lecture Hall of the Church Sundays, October 1st, 8th & 15th, and at the 125th Anniversary Dinner, October 21st, at the Norwood Hotel.
  • bids can be made at the church on October 1st, 8th & 15th or at the dinner on October 21st. Please see either Grace Aoki or Peter Macdonald.
  • there is a reserve bid of $950.

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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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Bulletin 
224 September 2017

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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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