Westminster News 
15 September 2019

Adult Baptism Sunday

We are delighted Mark Thomas Walker is being baptized today! Mark has been attending Westminster since April of this year and has decided to make Westminster his church home. We offer a special welcome to all who are visiting today to celebrate with Mark. Congratulations Mark!

Prayers and Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Steinbach United Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • This morning we thank Lynne Mavins, our guest organist. Lynne will be filling in for Don until September 22.
  • TODAY after worship is our Welcome Back Lunch in the Lecture Hall. Everyone is welcome.
  • The New edition of These Days is here. You may find a copy on the hall or narthex tables in regular or large print.

A Reason to Care

“We all have a Reason to Care,” presented by Alzheimer Society of MB. (Learn about the disease, its impact on the person & their family & how we can extend support to those affected.) The Community Health and Wellbeing Program will take place at Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave. at 1:30, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. All are welcome, especially those over 55. Entrance is free. Refreshments provided.

Welcome back!

Welcome back Katelyn McIntyre! Katelyn is returning in her second year as Children’s Table Coordinator. Through encouraging theological learning in a creative environment, she hopes to create a positive, accepting, and welcoming space for the youth and children of Westminster Church.

Nathan and Brandon are getting married!

The congregation is invited to a potluck lunch following the service on September 29th to celebrate Nathan Poole and Brandon Johnston’s upcoming nuptials! If you would like to sign up to bring something to share at the luncheon, please do so in the Lecture Hall following the service, or just bring it that morning (we will collect dishes in the library before the service). As a gift, we are collecting money to contribute towards Nathan and Brandon’s honeymoon! If you would like to give, please see Katherine Abra or Maggie Hodson on Sunday mornings, or Marilyn in the office during regular office hours during the week.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, September 15
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Monday, September 16
    • Congregational Lunch, Lecture Hall: after church
    • Sparks, Lecture Hall: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Brownies, Concert Hall: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym : 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Library: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 17
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10 am to 12 noon
    • Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Beavers, Concert Hall: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
    • Cubs, Gym: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Venturers, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
    • Board meeting, Library: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 18
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 19
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Choir, Sanctuary: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, September 20
    • Y-Not? Karate, Gym 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Bell Tower Community Café & Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 21
    • Mandarano / Maitland wedding: 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 22
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Paint Night Fundraiser

West Broadway Community Ministry Paint Night Fundraiser with Kisa and The Power of Painting

Step by step painting instructions on how to create your own masterpiece you can take home. Tickets just $40, includes all materials, coffee/tea and snacks. Friday, September 20, 2019: Doors open 6:30, painting from 7-9 PM. Wine will be available for purchase for $5 a glass. ALL WELCOME! 222 Furby St. (Crossways) Main floor. All funds raised support West Broadway Community Ministry. Silent Auction prizes will be at the event as well – if you have any donations, please contact us to donate by calling 204-774-2773 or email wbcm@mymts.net.

Praise and Worship Service

You are invited to attend a Praise and Worship service at Trinity United Church 933 Summerside on Saturday October 26,2019 at 7:00 p.m. Featuring Second Chance Band and a joint choir from Trinity United Church and Good Shepherd Anglican. Donations will be gratefully accepted in support of Just a Warm Sleep. For more information please see the poster on the bulletin board.

In the Key of Happy

John Black Memorial United Church presents In the Key of Happy, a fundraising evening of musical entertainment featuring Celtic Country and Joyful Sound. Friday, September 27, 7 – 9:30 pm, 898 Henderson Highway. Tickets $20 – call 204-661-2579 or see Marilyn here in the office.


Greetings from the office of Prairie to Pine Regional Council. As we transition from summer to fall start up, schedules have not permitted the regular production and sharing of a Prairie to Pine Regional Council Weekly News. In the last one produced was August 29, 2019, you were made aware that there were some Covenanting services scheduled for the coming weeks. These are services of Celebration for those in the whole Regional Council area and the Regional Council is a part of this pastoral relations covenant. It is hoped that those in neighbouring Communities of Faith will make an effort to attend just as we did in the previous structures

  • On September 15, 2019 festivities celebrating the pastoral relations covenant between Prairie to Pine Regional Council, Knox United Church (Winnipeg), Lesley Harrison and Damber Khadka will begin with a potluck supper to which all are invited at 5:00 p.m. followed at 6:00 p.m. by a Service celebrating the pastoral relationship/new ministry. Knox United Church is located at 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg. All are welcome!
  • On September 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Service Celebrating the pastoral relations covenant/new ministry between Prairie to Pine Regional Council, Atlantic Garden City United Church and Donald Schau. Atlantic Garden City United Church is located at 725 Atlantic Ave., Winnipeg. All are welcome!
  • On September 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. there will be a service celebrating the pastoral relations covenant/new ministry between Prairie to Pine Regional Council, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church and Marc Whitehead. Crescent Fort Rouge United Church is located at 525 Wardlaw Ave., Winnipeg. All are welcome!
  • On October 06, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a service celebrating the pastoral relations covenant/new ministry between Prairie to Pine Regional Council, Steinbach United Church, Paul Duval and Susan McPherson Derendy. Steinbach United Church is located at 541 Main Street, Steinbach. All are welcome!
  • On November 03, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a service celebrating the pastoral relationship/new ministry between Prairie to Pine Regional Council, Stonewall United Church and Tammy Bleue with refreshments to follow. Stonewall United Church is located at 369- 1st Ave. N, Stonewall. All are welcome!

Drop us a line!

We like to stay in touch with our Westminster family. If you’ve made some recent changes to your address, phone number or email address, drop us a line at info@westminsterchurch.org or leave us a message at 204-784-1330. We also send out notifications about important happenings via email. To be added to our group email list, contact us at info@westminsterchurch.org.

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Rose Window Restoration Capital Campaign

Help us restore our historic Rose Window! Inspired by these powerful words, “we love because we are loved” (1 John 4: 19). Our congregation has been blessed with a beautiful sanctuary that welcomes worshippers and community members from all parts of Winnipeg and beyond. We need your Help: the historic Rose Window has been a part of our sanctuary since 1912, and is in need of extensive repair and restoration. The goal of the Rose Window Restoration Capital Campaign is to finance this costly project. To accomplish our goal, we need your help! We invite all members and friends of Westminster United Church to please give generously to this important fundraising campaign. Ways to give:

  • Donate online: simply go to www.westminsterchurch.org and click the Donate button. This will take you to our Canada Helps page. Be sure to select the Rose Window Restoration Capital Campaign line from the Fund dropbox.
  • Mail in donation: send to Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave. , Winnipeg, MB R3G 1A5.
    Please make cheques payable to Westminster United Church and write in the subject line “Rose Window Restoration Capital Campaign.”
  • Drop off donation: come by the church office (745 Westminster Ave) during regular office hours to drop off your donation. Please call 204-784-1330 for office hours and further information.

Thank you for your support!
Rebecca McIntosh, Chair – Finance Committee
Rev. Sherri McConnell, Minister