Westminster News 20 October 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Westminster Pastoral Charge in The Pas, Manitoba in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Please keep Murray Cheney in your thoughts and prayers as well. Murray is recovering at home after he had a fall while cleaning the daycare. Many thanks to Dan for patching Murray up and sending him to hospital in a cab, and thanks also to Dan and Ricky for filling in for Murray and making sure that Westminster is so well cared for.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Neil Craton

Guest Speaker: Dr. Neil Craton, writer of the book Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a doctor learned at a homeless shelter.
NEIL CRATON was born and raised in Winnipeg, where he has practiced medicine for 35 years. He has been involved in many aspects of the Winnipeg sport medicine community, including as physician for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian National Women’s Volleyball team. Dr. Craton’s book, Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a doctor learned at a homeless shelter, was published in the fall of 2018. He writes, “The homeless men and women I have met at Siloam Mission have taught me profound lessons about perseverance through suffering, expressing joy in dire circumstances, and the rewards of service to those in need. I want to share those lessons with you.”

Dr. Craton will have his books for sale for $20 after the service. All proceeds go directly to Siloam Mission.

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Westminster News 
13 October 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Dear Westminster Church: thank you so much for your support of us, your generosity knows no bounds. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a loving, supportive community—love, Nathan and Brandon.
  • Please keep the congregation and staff of St. Paul’s United Church in Beausejour Manitoba in your thoughts and prayers this week.

Coming up in Worship

  • October 20 Dr. Neil Craton, guest speaker
  • November 3 Anniversary Sunday and 7 pm Jazz Vespers
  • November 10 Rev. Don McIntyre
  • November 17 Stewardship 1
  • November 24 Stewardship 2

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Westminster News 
6 October 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of St. Andrew’s United Church in Ninette Manitoba in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Today is Worldwide Communion Sunday. Our October Communion Offering will be forwarded to West Broadway Community Ministry.
  • Congratulations to Westminster’s Charles Huband who is a recipient of the Winnipeg Theatre Awards Theatre Champion Award. Charles may be best known as a judge and politician, but he was also one of the driving forces behind the Prairie Theatre Exchange. The third ceremony of the award program, colloquially known as the Evies, is scheduled to take place Nov. 4 at the West End Cultural Centre. Winnipeg Theatre Awards tickets are on sale at winnipegtheatreawards.com/tickets.

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Westminster News 
29 September 2019

Confirmation of Membership This Morning

Today we celebrate with Jennifer Babcock and Annette Kletke as they confirm their membership into the United Church of Canada and this congregation. Jennifer and Annette, we are delighted you have chosen Westminster to be your church home. We asked each of them to put together a few words of introduction:

  • Jennifer Babcock – I’ve been a member of the United Church my whole life, first practicing at Windsor Park and then Silver Heights United Church. I am a teacher, a student, a daughter, a sister, and an aunty who looks forward to my adventures with Westminster and finding a place in my new church community.
  • Annette Kletke – Annette came to Westminster U. C. about 10 years ago seeking a church choir that would support and enhance her worship Sunday mornings. Not only did she find such a choir but a welcoming church community as well. She currently serves on Inner and Outer Committee.

Welcome Jennifer and Annette!

Nathan and Brandon are getting married!

The congregation is invited to a potluck lunch following the service Today to celebrate Nathan Poole and Brandon Johnston’s upcoming nuptials!

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