Westminster News 
5 November 2017

Clunis

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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John Pentland evening lecture

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Westminster News 
29 October 2017

Pentland

John Pentland is a spiritual teacher, public speaker, and public theologian/lead Minister at Hillhurst United Church in Calgary, and author of the Canadian bestseller: “Fishing Tips: How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith.” John was born in Ontario and moved from place to place for many years. He attended postgraduate school at Queen’s University; holds a B.A. and Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel College in Toronto; M.Div. and holds a Masters in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary; and holds a Doctorate in Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. (His thesis: Speaking Faith in Public Space.”) For the past 30 years he has lived in Alberta, where he served in rural churches, then worked for United Way of Calgary, before joining Hillhurst United Church as lead minister in 2004.

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Westminster News 
22 October 2017

Leaves

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

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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 22nd, we are reminded that we are to “give to God the things that are God’s.” At the Children’s Table this week you are invited to decorate a foil coin with words and images of things that we give thanks to God for. 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 
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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