Westminster News 
10 November 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of the Kildonan United Church in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Rev. Sherri will be away on Continuing Education from November 4 – 11. She will return to the office on November 12. For pastoral care emergencies, please call the office at 204-784-1330.
  • Thank you Rev. Don McIntyre for taking over the pulpit this morning and being our provisional pastoral care provider while Sherri is on Con-Ed.

Mincemeat Madness !

Westminster choir will once again be preparing your favourite Christmas treat. Mincemeat will be for sale before and after church beginning Sunday November 10th. Stock up. Just $7.00 per tub. See you next Sunday!

Coming up in Worship

  • November 17th: Stewardship 1
  • November 24th: Stewardship 2 – Baptism
  • December 1st: Advent 1 – Communion
  • December 8th: Advent 2 – Baptism
  • December 15th: Advent 3 – Christmas Lunch after church
  • December 18th: Blue Christmas
  • December 22nd: Advent 4
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve Services at 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, November 10
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Monday, November 11
    • Remembrance Day, building closed
  • Tuesday, November 12
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
    • Westminster Housing Society, Library: 5:15 to 6:30 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Beavers, Concert Hall: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
    • Cubs, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Venturers, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 14
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
      Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
      Choir, Lecture Hall: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, November 15
    • Congregational Care Committee, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm Bell
    • Tower Community Café &Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Sanctuary: 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 16
    • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 17
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Children’s Christmas Sale

Sale date and time: Saturday, December 7th; shopping hours: 10:00 to 12:00 (children shop from 10:00 to 11:45); sale opens to adults: 11:45 to noon. Volunteers on the early shifts should arrive between 9:30 & 9:45.

This sale gives children an opportunity to participate in the Christmas spirit of giving without their parents having increased financial pressure added at an already-expensive time of the year. Every item is nominally priced, and every child goes away with a million-dollar smile.
We are grateful for the support and donations we have received thus far. At this point we need the following:

  • Gift bags of all sizes, especially large ones
  • Gift wrap
  • Ribbons
  • Scotch tape
  • New adult scissors
  • Items that would make good presents for Dads

“Many hands make light work.” We need people to help:

  • Set-up the Sale (Friday December 6, 9:00 am – noon)
  • Clean-up after the sale (Saturday December 7, noon to 2:00 pm)
  • Assist children wrapping gifts
  • Make treats for the parent room
  • Young strong people to help move tables

If you are interested in volunteering, please look for the volunteer sign-up sheets or call the church office at 204-784-1330. Please drop off your donations at the Church office or leave them with a caretaker.

Jazz Vesper Service

November 3rd, with special guests: Jonathan Alexiuk, piano; Jason Munroe, bass; Jim Johnston, drums; Jayme Giesbrecht, voice.

Concert: ‘Common Ground’

On Sunday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m. at Westworth United Church, you’re invited to join Vocal Ascent Community Choir for a great concert, entitled ‘Common Ground.’ This one-hour concert, followed by a reception, will celebrate our joy of singing and the musical connections between Vocal Ascent and Westworth UC. Award-winning Winnipeg soprano Christina Thanisch-Smith will be the featured soloist. Tickets are $15 for youth and adults (children 12 and under are free), and are available at vocalascent@gmail.com or by calling Gord at 204-293-8162. 1750 Grosvenor Ave.