Westminster News 
13 August 2017


Congratulations to Alyssa & Brad Patey and Rachel & James Fajardo who were married here last Sunday afternoon.

In our thoughts…

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place.

Vacation notes

Rev. Sherri will be away for the month of August for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Should you require pastoral care during this time, please contact the office at 204-784-1330.

Ted Barnett will be covering the office this coming week while Marilyn is away.

Hungry Bears

With the loss of jobs at the port, and the lack of rail service to Churchill, the need for healthy affordable food has risen dramatically. Some of the members of the Bell Tower Community Cafe are on vacation in Churchill, and took several hundred pounds of food with them to supplement the Hungry Bears Foodbank, the result of a last-minute appeal to members of the Bell Tower community. If you would like to help out, you can donate to the food bank at: www.hungrybears.ca

Anniversary  Events

  • Anniversary Book Study: Fishing Tips In preparation for the John Pentland Weekend, the same book study, offered in two different timeslots in the chapel. (facilitated by Rev. Sherri)
    • Sundays, Oct. 1, 15, 22/17 – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays Oct. 10, 17, 24/17 – 1:30 – 2:45 pm
    Books are available in the church office @ no charge.
  • Sunday Sept. 24
    • Special Anniversary service with guest speaker Mary Scott speaking about “Women and the Westminster Church Community”
  • Saturday Oct. 21
    • Anniversary Dinner 5:30 pm (dinner at 6), Norwood Hotel, Marion St., Main floor Ballroom (easy access). Tickets available in the office or from Helen LaRue or Ted Barnett…$50.00 / $55.00 after Sept. 10, 2017
  • Saturday Oct. 28
    • Westminster Congregational Workshop with John Pentland
  • Sunday Oct. 29 – 10:30 am
    • Guest Preacher, John Pentland
  • Sunday Oct. 29 – 7pm
    • An Evening with John Pentland (public lecture, all welcome)
  • Sunday Nov. 5 – 10:30 am
    • 125th Anniversary Service, with Guest Preacher Devon Clunis (retired Winnipeg Police Chief) and a special presentation from our choir and guest instrumentalists.










Our Staff

745 Westminster Avenue, Wpg, MB R3G 1A5 phone: 204-784-1330

email: info@ www.westminsterchurch.org facebook.com/westminsterchurchwinnipeg

Office Hours     Tues. – Fri.: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Rev. Sherri McConnell, Minister 784-1333 sherrimcconnell@ Nathan Poole, Director of Music in Worship                                                                           nathanpoole@ Don Menzies, Organist

Teri Skakum, Child & Family Coordinator 797-8184                                                          teriskakum@ Michael McKay, Events Coordinator                          784-1335                                                                  events@ Marilyn Thiessen, Office Administrator 784-1330                                                                   info@ Dan Beauvais, Caretaker Supervisor                 caretaker on duty – 204-599-0669

Murray Cheney, weekends,         Boyd Rausch, daycare