Westminster News 
3 September 2017

This, and that!

Many thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for filling in while Sherri was on holiday.

And … thanks to Michael McKay for being our organist this morning.

Did you notice that Murray has an assistant? His name is Ricky Ramos and he is training to take over from Murray in a few weeks. Welcome to Westminster Ricky!

This week we hold in our thoughts and prayers the congregation and staff of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.

The Worship Committee meets in the Chapel, this Thursday, Sept. 7th at 1:30pm.

Coffee and Conversation resumes in the Lecture Hall starting next Sunday after worship.

The rumours are true!

The choir is back in the choir loft, celebrating right along with you our 125th anniversary! It’s always a good time to join the choir. If you or somebody you know is interested in joining, please contact Nathan(he’s very approachable). nathanpoole@ or 204-784-1330.

Covenanting Service and Reception

The Centre for Christian Studies invites you to attend a Covenanting Service and Reception for Michelle Owens as she begins her role as the new Principal at the Centre for Christian Studies. 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 here at Westminster. RSVP to Cheryl Thiessen by September 5 at 204-783-4490 or office@ccsonline.ca.

Spiritual Classics

Corey Francis will be performing on the beautiful grand piano at Westminster United Church! The repertoire includes some classical, some Final Fantasy, and arrangements of hymns! This concert- fundraiser serves to enhance the Spiritual Care Program for the residents at Kildonan Personal Care Centre. With your support, we can purchase new large-print hymnals, tune the piano, and make our sanctuary even more welcoming and accessible to our residents! Please join us on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Corey Francis at 204-334-4633 Ext. 307 for more details! Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

Anniversary  Events

  • Anniversary Book Study: Fishing Tips In preparation for the John Pentland Weekend, the same book study, offered in two different timeslots in the chapel. (facilitated by Rev. Sherri)
    • Sundays, Oct. 1, 15, 22/17 – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays Oct. 10, 17, 24/17 – 1:30 – 2:45 pm
    Books are available in the church office @ no charge.
  • Sunday Sept. 24
    • Special Anniversary service with guest speaker Mary Scott speaking about “Women and the Westminster Church Community.” A potluck lunch will follow.
  • Saturday Oct. 21
    • Anniversary Dinner 5:30 pm (dinner at 6) Norwood Hotel, Marion St. Main floor Ballroom (easy access). Tickets available in the office or from Helen LaRue or Ted Barnett…$50.00 / $55.00 after Sept. 10, 2017.
  • Saturday Oct. 28
    • Westminster Congregational Workshop with John Pentland
  • Sunday Oct. 29 – 10:30 am
    • Guest Preacher, John Pentland
  • Sunday Oct. 29 – 7pm
    • An Evening with John Pentland (public lecture, all welcome)
  • Sunday Nov. 5 – 10:30 am
    • 125th Anniversary Service, with Guest Preacher Devon Clunis (retired Winnipeg Police Chief) and a special presentation from our choir and guest instrumentalists.