Upcoming events

November 29th digital Worship!

Watch for our pre-recorded service set to go live Sunday, 29 November 2020, at 10:30 am. The link to this service will be available right here on Sunday morning.

Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Westminster United Church will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact the church here via email.

We’re Hiring!

Part time Office Administrator

Westminster United Church is seeking an Office Administrator whose responsibilities encompass a range of administrative and communication skills. He/she offers the first greeting to all who enter the building or who contact the Church; provides administrative support to the Minister, other staff, board members, and congregants; as well as coordinates the utilization of the Church’s space while promoting its rental potential. This part time position to start January 4th requires attendance at the office 5 hours/day Monday through Friday except on statutory holidays. Complete Job description is available here. Please submit resumes vi email to the attention of the Ministry and Personnel Committee by 7 December 2020.

Code Red Update, Nov. 2020

The church building will remain closed to the public, and office staff will work at home as possible. Caretakers continue to care for our heritage building, following our strict Covid guidelines. Exceptions continue for Westminster Child Care Centre (essential service) and Bell Tower Community Café (essential service). Mail, email and voicemail will be checked regularly.

Please join us for online worship every Sunday at 10:30 am. The Westminster News is emailed weekly to the congregation.  Please call the church office if you would like to be on our church email list.

From the Westminster Reopening Task Group, October 2020

Westminster had tentatively planned to reopen for in-person Worship on October 4th. However, in view of the Orange Alert conditions commencing September 28 for the Winnipeg Region, and in the interest of the health and safety of our congregation and staff, the decision was made by the Board of Westminster to remain closed for in-person worship until such time as it is deemed safe to do so. The church building will also remain closed to the public for now (with exceptions to this made by the Board for the Westminster Child Care Centre and Bell Tower Community Café).

Your Board members and the Reopening Task Group will continue to monitor the evolving situation closely while we continue with our excellent pre-recorded virtual services. Many thanks to all who have worked hard to prepare our virtual worship, and to the committee for their thoughtful work in challenging times.

Update: building closure and re-opening plans

Westminster’s Start Up Task Group held its first meeting on August 12th, and has begun developing an action plan for the re-opening of the church, when the time comes.  Please stay tuned for further information.

In the meantime, the building of Westminster will continue to be closed to the public, and staff will continue to work from home (with the exception of caretaking and daycare).  Mail, church voicemail and email will continued to be checked regularly.  Please call 204-784-1330 or info@westminsterchurch.org.

COViD-19 Update

Effective April 1, 2020, the building of Westminster United Church is fully shut down for two weeks, due to the Province of Manitoba Health Order to close all non-essential businesses, including non-profits, to slow the spread of COViD-19. Email and voicemail will be checked regularly, and the actual mail will be checked everyday. Staff will work from home. If you have questions, concerns or need anything, please call the church at 204-784-1330 and leave a voicemail, or send an email. Someone will get back to you — we promise!

If you are looking for ways to help the wider community during this time, or need some help yourself, please consider the following organizations:

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.

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!

Tenor Jan Nato returns to Westminster’s Stage August 11 7:00 PM

11059767_1153886527961762_94529482490936647_nCome join tenor, Jan Nato, and pianist, Christopher Kayler for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” a song recital inspired by the heat of the summer and the dreams that come with it.

Westminster United Church will host this evening of great music and beautiful art. This concert will be in support of Artbeat Studio Inc, a fantastic organisation that promotes wellness through creativity. The works of Artbeat artists will adorn the platform of the church and will be available for purchase for those of you who have a wall that needs some love.

August 11, 7:00 PM Tickets: $10
Available at the door, from Jan Nato, Artbeat Studio Inc., Studio Central – Urban Arts Centre, Upbeat Artworks, and Westminster Church.

Call 204.698.2468 for more details.

Learn more about the incredible work of Artbeat Studio at at www.artbeatstudio.ca