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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
1845-1924

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

Stories of Westminster United Church & its People

A definite must-read for everyone at Westminster, everyone in Winnipeg, and everyone in Canada! 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!

Centering Prayer Group

All are welcome to experience Centering Prayer with a group that meets monthly on Wednesday, from 6 to 7 pm in the Chapel, February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, and June 12th. Resuming September 11th, October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th, 2019.

TWO SPACES REMAINING!
A Spiritual Pilgrimage Into Your Interior Castle — book study

Written in the 16th century by St. Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle guides the spiritual seeker through each stage of development until the soul’s final union with the divine. St. Teresa writes that “if you want to make progress on the path and ascend to the places you have longed for, the important thing is not to think much but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens you to love.”

On seven Thursdays (February 14th to March 28th) from 10 am to 12 noon, at Westminster Church, Pat Miles will facilitate a small group on your very own pilgrimage toward the One. To register (Limited to 8) please phone 204-784-1330 to leave yourname and email. Free will donation to Westminster Church.  A project of Westminster’s Inner and Outer Connections Committee.

Ken Cowan in concert

Westminster Concert Organ Series, Sunday, February 17th at 2:30 pm: Organist Ken Cowan in concert. Tickets $25/$20 Seniors/$10 Students available at McNally Robinson or at the Door.

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.