Westminster News 
5 November 2017


Retired Winnipeg Police Chief, Devon Clunis is speaking at our 125th Anniversary Service today. He will tell his story about growing up in Jamaica, to becoming the first black Police Chief in Canadian history and how important it is for us to work together for our communities. Join us for cake and conversation after the service in the Lecture Hall where Mr. Clunis will be selling his book.

Sarah Jo Kirsch

Our soloist today, Sarah Jo Kirsch is a soprano/vocalist currently based in Winnipeg, Canada. She continues to make waves as a soloist with local ensembles—large and small—and maintains a continuing presence at the WSO New Music Festival, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, and Groundswell, Winnipeg’s new music concert series. Sarah surfs the gamut of musical evolution seeking the most harmonious alloys forged from text and music. More than anything, she aspires to be a worthy muse and an evocative interpreter. Westminster is so pleased to have Sarah with us today, representing our Wolseley/West Broadway community on our 125th anniversary. Thank you Sarah!

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the congregation and staff of Harrow United Church

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Westminster News 
21 May 2017


Thanks & Congrats!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Personal Hygiene Kit project for Bell Tower. The completed kits will now be passed on to Bell Tower for distribution.

Congratulations to Alec & Kelsey and Xin & Jie who were married here at Westminster yesterday afternoon. We wish each of them God’s blessing on their marriage.

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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 
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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Vivat Regina!

Hubert_ParryWhen I first came to Westminster in 2009 one of the anthems I discovered with great glee was several pristine copies of C.H.H. Parry’s coronation anthem I Was Glad. While still commercially available, I wouldn’t dream of buying it — only because its use would be limited (how many times a decade do you sing something so decadent, anyway?).

Because of Easter’s early appearance, and a general need for more English choral music with a splash of grand organ, I thought we’d give it a go.

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