Westminster News 
17 March 2019


Welcome to Guest Preacher, Michelle Owens, Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies. CCS describes itself as a school, a community and a movement that seeks to educate leaders for justice, compassion and transformation. Michelle joined the Centre for Christian Studies as principal in August 2017. She is a graduate of the Centre and a diaconal minister in the United Church of Canada. Michelle came to Winnipeg from Ontario, where she served as London Conference’s Personnel Minister. Prior to that, she had served in a three point rural charge in Perth County, Ontario, and had been a candidate for ministry from Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto. Thank you Michelle!

This week in the prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church.

Starting this week!

Coffee and Conversation with the Minister: Rev. Sherri invites you to stop by for a time of informal conversation along with some coffee, tea and goodies … no agenda, no expectations, just a time to visit … coming Wednesdays mornings, 10 am to 11 am; March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10 … attend one, two, three or all four! No need to call ahead.


If you are interested in adult membership or adult baptism, or in baptism for your children, please call the church office for more information.

Grief Support group

“Grief can be overwhelming when you experience profound loss.” A Grief Support group is being offered at Prairie Spirit United Church, 207 Thompson Drive, on Mondays from 7 to 9 pm, beginning April 1 to May 14, 2019 for 7 sessions. Leading the group will be Fran Ferguson and Janet Banks, please call Janet at 204-888-4248 to register. The group is open to all, and there is no charge (donations welcome).

Lenten Organ Communion Service

The Royal Canadian College of Organists Winnipeg Centre presents a Lenten Organ Communion Service on Wednesday, March 20th, 12:15-12:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican (Woodhaven), 2700 Portage Avenue, with organist Michael Cutler. Please join us for a quiet service of organ music, scripture readings, prayer and communion.

All are Welcome!

Palm Sunday Service, April 14 @ 10:30 am Maundy Thursday Service, April 18 @ 7 pm Good Friday Service, April 19 @ 10:30 am Easter Sunday Service, April 21 @ 10:30 am

West Broadway 40th Anniversary

West Broadway Community Ministry will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Gala on Saturday, March 23rd at 6:00 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. We will be honouring founders Bishop Eric Bays and Rev. Bill Cross. Speakers panel will feature Rev. Barry Morris from Longhouse Ministries in B.C., Aileen Urquhart, WBCM Community Minister (1987-1993) and Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud from 1JustCity. Join us for an evening of food, music and conversation. Tickets $100. ($70 tax receipt) To buy tickets call 204-774-2773 or email wbcm@mymts.net or connect with your congregational rep.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, March 17
    • Morning Worship: Michelle Owens, Sanctuary: 10:30 am
    • Winnipeg Music Festival gala, Sanctuary: 2:00 pm
  • Monday, March 18
    • Sparks, Lecture Hall: 6:30 to 7:30
    • Brownies, Concert Hall: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 19
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 am – noon
    • Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
    • Tai Chi, Gym: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 coffee with the minister, Library: 10:00 to 11:00 am
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 21
    • “The Interior Castle” book study, Chapel: 10:00 am to noon
    • 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, March 22
    • Congregational Care Committee, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Bell Tower Community Café & Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am