Westminster News 
21 January 2018

Random notes …

  • Many thanks to our guest organist Lynn Mavins.
  • This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers, the congregation and staff of North Kildonan United Church.

Children’s Table

All children are invited to gather at the Children’s Table following the anthem for a quiet activity. Along with a craft activity they will find Children’s Bulletins in two different developmental levels containing activities relating to the day.

During Epiphany we remember Jesus’ ministry. Jesus called disciples. Some of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen. This Sunday, January 21, at the Children’s Table you are invited to decorate a fish to help you remember that we are all disciples and that we are called to share the good news of Jesus with others. For more information about the Children’s Table, contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator, at teri@

An Introduction to CENTERING PRAYER: sponsored by Inner and Outer Connections

For those hungering for a deeper spiritual connection with the Divine Presence….join us in experiencing the silent contemplative practice of Centering Prayer that is based on the ancient Christian contemplative tradition and may be found as an alternative to eastern meditation.

Saturdays: March 3 and March 24, 2018, 9:30 to 4:30 at Westminster United Church. Presenters Lynn Langdon and Jacquie Reimer, Contemplative Outreach Manitoba Cost $50. Lunch not included.

Registration limited: Call 204 – 784 – 1330. Payment ahead of workshop preferred. Cash, or cheque made out to Contemplative Outreach Manitoba.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, January 21
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary, 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Monday, January 22
    • Sparks, Lecture Hall, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Brownies, Concert Hall, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Library, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 23
    • Knitters, Chapel, 10am – 12:00 pm
    • Staff, Library, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    • Tai Chi, Gym, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Venturers, ‘Bat Cave,’ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sanctuary, 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 24
    • Families Anonymous, Library, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 25
    • Quilters, Library, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Staff lunch w/ M & P, Lecture Hall, 1 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Judo, Gym, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • AlAnon, Library, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Choir, Sanctuary, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, January 26
    • Bell Tower Comm. Café & Wpg Harvest Food Bank, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 28
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Understanding Dementia

As we age, we become increasingly concerned about dementia. What are the warning signs, the risk factors, and protective factors? How do we get a diagnosis? Are there myths and misconceptions that need to be dispelled? On Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m., Crescent Fort Rouge United Church will be hosting a Dementia Information Session, resourced by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. This is an open session.

Quilting Group looking for work!

The quilting group is looking for work. If you (or someone you know) have a quilt top that is ready for quilting, let them know. Their rates are very reasonable and the proceeds go to Westminster Church. Please contact Grace Aoki or the church office if you can help to keep these ladies out of mischief on Thursdays.


1JustCity is an organization founded by four member charities who came together as one to vision a city that was more just and we’re so pleased that our new logo, donated by graphic designer Santiago Tovar reflects our work. 1JustCity’s work supports over 700 individuals weekly and is focused on four actions;

  • loving the underloved
  • working toward reconciliation 3- growing individual’s capacity
4- building inclusive communities

We’ll be explaining in depth each of these pillars so you can understand this work that you’re making possible with your support!