Westminster News 
26 January 2020

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Valley Pastoral Charge, Woodmore Manitoba, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Everyone is welcome to come for a hot lunch after church TODAY sponsored by the Congregational Care Committee!
  • Next Sunday, February 2, is Communion Sunday. The Minister’s Discretion Fund will receive the Communion Offering.

Broadview Magazine

It’s Broadview magazine (formerly The Observer) subscription renewal time. $25 per year (10 issues). Special discount for current subscribers — give subscriptions as gifts for just $20! Deadline for gift subscriptions is January 31. Renewal deadline is February. Call Marilyn @ 204-784-1330.

MAiD Presentation

Please Join us! MAiD presentation — the five Ws of Medical Assistance in Dying (who, what, why, when and where). Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020 at 7pm in the Lecture Hall. Presenters include members of the Manitoba Provincial Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Clinical team and Rev. Marc Whitehead, minister of Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church. This is an opportunity to learn more about medical assistance in dying.
Hosted by the Inner and Outer Connections Committee. Please see poster for more information.

This week at Westminster

  • Sunday, January 26
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary & Chapel: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Congregational Lunch, Lecture Hall: after church
  • Monday, January 27
    • Sparks, Lecture Hall: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Brownies, Concert Hall: 6:30 to– 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Library: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 28
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
      Tai Chi, Gym: 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, January 29
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
      Wolseley to Downtown Open House, Lecture Hall: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
      Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 30
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
      Tai Chi, Gym: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
      Choir, Sanctuary: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, January 31
    • Rovers, Gym: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 2
    • Communion, Sanctuary & Chapel: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Provincial Honour Choir, Sanctuary: 3:00 pm

Rose Window Capital Campaign

Thank you Westminster Friends! We have reached one of our goals! The generous offer given by a member of the Westminster congregation to match donations — up to $8,000 — has been met! Thank you! Our Campaign total to date is $120,123.10 which also includes grants from several sources, proceeds from the art auction and the Cahill concert.

The Capital Campaign Committee would like to thank all who have contributed to the campaign so far. Thank you so much. We feel grateful and blessed to be part of such a generous-hearted and giving community. And if you have not had the chance to send in a donation yet – now is still the perfect time!

2:30 pm, Sunday, 9 February 2020

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the Orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  les Violons du Roy, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, as well as with the singers Pierre Lapointe, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Jean-Willy Kunz is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
The Carnival of the Animals (trans. Jean-Willy Kunz)
— with texts written and narrated by Bill Richardson

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Variations on « Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen »


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Messe de la Pentecôte (excerpts)

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Carillon de Westminster

Tickets at the door or at McNally Robinson. Single tickets: adult $25; senior (65+) $20; university or high school student with card $10.

Lent 2020 Study

Join us for the Lent 2020 Study at Westminster United Church. Questions of Faith, with a nod to Star Wars – led by Rev. Dr. Jim Christie. Three Evening Sessions exploring what we know in terms of current scholarship and research about Jesus’ life, death and beyond, and what it all means for our lives and faith today. All are welcome! Please call the church office to register! Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (in the Lecture Hall).

  • Wednesday March 4
    Session I: A New Hope: Jesus of Nazareth, what we know of him and how.
  • Wednesday March 11
    Session II: The Empire Strikes Back: The Passion Narratives and their Implications.
  • Wednesday March 25
    Session III: The Return of . . . : The Resurrection, in context, today and beyond.

Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project

Join us to review and talk about the recommended design and solutions. Open House:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Westminster United Church (Lecture Hall), 745 Westminster Ave
  • Format: Come and go format

Take a survey online at winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects