Westminster News 
14 January 2018

Random notes …

  • This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the staff and volunteers of 1JustCity and their work.
  • Yesterday, Miao Fang and Jinwen Tian were married in our sanctuary. We wish them God’s blessing on their marriage.
  • Many thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for filling in at the pulpit while Rev. Sherri was away.

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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 they will find Children’s Bulletins in two different developmental levels containing activities relating to the day. During Epiphany we remember that the Wise Men followed a star that brought them to the Light of the World. We use the word light to describe Jesus because he shows us the way. This Sunday, January 14, at the Children’s Table decorate a poster of lights to help you remember that Jesus is the Light of the World. For more information about the Children’s Table, contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator, at teri@westminsterchurch.org .

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Westminster News 
7 January 2018

Random notes…

  • This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the congregation and staff of McLure United Church.
  • On December 23, Natacha Santos and Barry Courchene were married in our sanctuary. We wish them God’s blessing on their marriage.
  • Rev. Sherri is taking a break from December 31 to January 8. In her absence, Rev. Don McIntyre will be preaching(Dec. 31 and Jan. 7). For pastoral care during Rev. Sherri’s absence, please call the office at 204-784-1330.
  • We thank Rev. Don for filling in these last 2 weeks!

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Westminster News 
17 December 2017

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Random notes …

  • There is a Fellowship Luncheon today after worship. Everyone is welcome. Freewill offering.
  • This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the congregation and staff of Knox United Church.
  • Rev. Sherri is taking a break from December 31 to January 8. In her absence, Rev. Don McIntyre will be preaching (Dec. 31 and Jan. 7). For pastoral care during Rev. Sherri’s absence, please call the office at 204-784-1330.

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Westminster News 
10 December 2017

Thoughts & prayers …

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

Please also remember in your thoughts and prayers the Robert & Linda Campbell family on the recent death of Robert’s father, Frank Campbell who passed away in Roblin on November 30 at the age of 96. The family plans to hold a graveside service in the spring at Arrow River Cemetery where Frank’s parents and grandparents are buried.

White Gift Sunday

Today is White Gift Sunday. Your donations of new unwrapped toys / gifts or nonperishable food items will be donated to the Christmas Cheer Board.

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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, while allowing them to move around and explore in ways that come naturally to them. Along with a craft activity they will find Children’s Bulletins in two different developmental levels containing activities relating to the day. Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent. During Advent we recognize that Christmas isn’t here yet and we celebrate the journey to Bethlehem and the manger. This week at the Children’s Table, create a donkey to help you mark your journey through Advent on your very own Advent colouring map. For more information about the Children’s Table, contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator, at teri@westminsterchurch.org.

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Westminster News 
3 December 2017

Today’s Communion offering …

… will be donated to the Bell Tower Community Café. Please give generously to this work which is close to all of our hearts. We are all pleased with the work that they do, and the effort that is put forth by all involved for its continuing successes. Thank you.

Report from the Board

The Board met on Tuesday, November 21st, and spent some time reflecting on the weekend with Dr. John Pentland, and the number of useful ideas and enthusiasm that we took away from the experience. At the January Board meeting, we will spend time planning our next steps forward into our next 125 years, so look for notices about how to be involved. We’re getting a new music library! As part of the clean up project, the music in the main floor library was identified as a first step to becoming more organized, and the space formerly occupied by the Project Peacemakers group has been getting a refresh, with new shelving ordered, and dedicated music storage boxes for the music scores. We expect this project to be well under way before Christmas, with Nathan moving into this new space very soon. A huge vote of thanks to Shannon MacFarlane for her help in getting this project underway. If you’d like to help with assembling the shelving and moving a few boxes upstairs, please speak with Shannon or with me — Carol Latter.

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

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