Westminster News 
15 October 2017

Rejoice

Thank you …

… to everyone who has contributed to our in-house emergency food cupboard. We are always grateful for your donations so we can help folks in need.

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the United Church Camps.

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All children are invited to gather at the Children’s Table following the anthem for a quiet activity to help them engage in and experience the gospel message. Along with a craft activity you will also find Children’s Bulletins in two different developmental levels containing activities relating to the day. This Sunday, October 15th, we are reminded that when we pray we are having a conversation with God. At the Children’s Table you are invited to quietly talk to God as you colour your own prayer wheel. Use the pictures on your prayer wheel to help you start your conversation. For more information about the Children’s Table, contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator.

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Westminster News 
8 October 2017

Thank you …

… to Bob Burton and friends for the lovely Thanksgiving display in our sanctuary … to Lynne Mavins for accompanying us on the organ this morning … to everyone who has contributed to our in-house emergency food cupboard. We are always grateful your donations so we can help folks in need.

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the congregation and staff at Gordon-King Memorial United Church.

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Westminster News 
1 October 2017

Communion Offering

The October Communion Offering will be directed to the “Just a Warm Sleep” program at Augustine United Church, or to their Oak Table Ministry (if Just a Warm Sleep is not operating this year)

Welcome back fellow choristers!

Westminster choir is pleased to participate in the 125th anniversary celebrations at Westminster Church. We heartily invite all former choir members to join us on Sunday, November 5th to sing “a Mighty Fortress is our God”. We invite you to two practices: Thursday, October 26th, and Thursday, November 2nd, from 8:00-8:30. We would be so pleased if you are able to join us. Please email or call Shannon MacFarlane, choir president at 204 227 6562 or
shannonmacfarlan@hotmail.com to confirm your attendance. We look forward to joining voices for this momentous occasion!

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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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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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