Westminster News 
3 November 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of the Sparling United Church in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Rev. Sherri will be away on Continuing Education from November 4th to 11th. She will return to the office on November 12. For pastoral care emergencies, please call the office at 204-784-1330.

Mincemeat Madness!

Westminster choir will once again be preparing your favourite Christmas treat. Mincemeat will be for sale before and after church beginning Sunday, November 10th. Stock up. Just $7.00 per tub. See you next Sunday!

Coming up in Worship

  • November 10 Rev. Don McIntyre – Service of Remembrance
  • November 17 Stewardship 1
  • November 24 Stewardship 2 – Baptism

The Choir

Fall Supper update – A big thank you to all who helped with the Fall Supper. Dinner was enjoyed by 115 people! The final dollar figures are still to be determined but it was very successful thanks to the pie and turkey donations! … and … a care package was delivered to Murray, who was very thankful … and … the leftovers from the dinner were gratefully accepted by Siloam Mission.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, November 3
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Bob Burton exhibit, Lecture Hall: 11:30 am to 2 pm
    • Jazz Vespers, Sanctuary: 7:00 pm
  • Monday, November 4
    • 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, TBA: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
    • Property Committee, Library: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
    • Ministry & Personnel Committee, Chapel: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 5
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10 am to 12 pm
    • 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 to 8:00 pm
    • Venturers, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 6
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 7
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Bell Tower Staff, Concert Hall: 5:00 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Choir, Sanctuary: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, November 8
    • Congregational Care Committee, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • R.C.A.F. Band, Sanctuary 7:30 pm Rovers, Gym: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 9
    • Mincemeat making, basement kitchen: morning
  • Sunday, November 10
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Westminster’s Children’s Christmas Sale

Saturday, December 7th: Westminster’s Children’s Christmas Sale gives children an opportunity to participate in the Christmas spirit of giving without their parents having increased financial pressure added at an already-expensive time of the year. Each year, about 100 children purchase and wrap about 600 gifts for their families and friends – all donated! Every item is 25 cents and every child goes away with a million-dollar smile. Please donate anything you think a child might like to choose for someone special – ties, scarves, costume jewelry, books, toys, puzzles, stuffed toys, games, Christmas decorations, dolls, make-up, nail polish, and stationery, to name a few! Please be sure to include only new and like-new items. And thank you for your generosity and compassion. We would also appreciate donations of bags, tags, scotch tape, and new adult scissors! Please drop off your donations at the Church office or leave them with a caretaker.

Winter Blues

‘Winter Blues,’ presented by Kellie Williams, Canadian Mental Health Association, Wpg. Branch. The Community Health and Wellbeing Program will take place at Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave. at 1:30, Wednesday, Nov.6, 2019. All are welcome, especially those over 55. Entrance is free. Refreshments provided.

Vocal Ascent Community Choir concert

On Sunday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m. at Westworth United Church, you’re invited to join Vocal Ascent Community Choir for a great concert, entitled “Common Ground.” This one-hour concert, followed by a reception, will celebrate our joy of singing and the musical connections between Vocal Ascent and Westworth UC. Award-winning Winnipeg soprano Christina Thanisch-Smith will be the featured soloist. Tickets are $15 for youth and adults (children 12 and under are free), and are available at vocalascent@gmail.com or by calling Gord at 204-293-8162. 1750 Grosvenor Ave.

Jazz Vespers Service

Sunday, Nov.3rd, 2019 7:00 pm, Anniversary Sunday @ Westminster United Church, Maryland and Westminster: a service of Jazz, Readings & Reflections. Refreshments served after the service! Join us!

Thank you!

Thank You Westminster United Church for supporting WBCM (West Broadway Community Ministry) to go on strike for the Earth.

On Display in the Lecture Hall

You can view some of the works of Rev. Robert L. Burton in the Lecture Hall after today’s service.