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Portrait of Don Menzies

This portrait was presented to Don Menzies by Westminster Church at a luncheon held at the Church on October 16, 2016 in honour of his 50 years as Organist of the Church. The artist is a long time member of the church, Robert Burton.

Westminster Church Choir presents Gabriel Fauré’s REQUIEM

Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924

Gabriel Fauré

Remembrance Sunday
November 13th, 2016 10:30 AM

Two years ago, Westminster Choir and its soloists presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. This year the choir performs yet another classic work, Romantic composer Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

This Requiem is a large departure from the work of Mozart, as its music and language no longer dwell on judgment and doomsday, but rather focus on grace, hope, and peace.

The work is just over thirty minutes long, and while not as technically difficult as other pieces in the genre, is musically challenging. Pitfalls concerning phrasing, language and vocal control abound in every movement.

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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!

Everyone is invited: join the Final Worship Service of the Conference of MNWO!

10:00 am, Sunday, 27 May 2018
University Centre, The University of Manitoba
Come together for worship and celebration!

An invitation is extended to everyone in the Conference of MNWO to join in the final worship service for the Conference of Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario.

The 92nd Annual Meeting for the Conference of Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario May 24th to 27th, 2018, at the University of Manitoba will be the final full gathering of our Conference.

As you will be aware, plans are underway to implement the reorganizational changes to our wider church structures. As of January 2019, our Presbyteries and Conferences will dissolve and Regions will come into being (assuming the remits are ratified by GC 43).

The Sunday morning service will be a celebration of ministry, with 3 ordinations taking place — and will also be a special celebration and final farewell as a Conference body, as we shift into the new church structure.

We hope you can join us for this wonderful celebration to mark this time of endings and move new beginnings.

Directions to the University Centre, and parking instructions are included below.

• Bus and parking information
University of Manitoba campus map

Westminster United Church and Wolseley Community response to the fires

Thank you to everyone who came out to the community BBQ on April 30th. Community response was generous as Wolseley neighbours and Westminster folk came together to donate clothing, household items and money, as well as share food and enjoy each other’s company. Those who wished to do so, were invited to participate in a focused conversation and debriefing about the fire experience.

The cash collected was very generous and included $250.00 donated by the fire fighters. Each household has taken what they can use of the goods donated and what is left will be donated to the Bell Tower Community Café. The cash will be shared among the six individuals directly affected by the fire — four adults and two children. Costs associated with the BBQ were covered through donations specifically made for that purpose.

Once again, Westminster thanks all for their generous care and support of our neighbours.