Winnipeg Presbytery Minister
Stewardship is a Way of Life Workshop
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Everyone is invited to attend a special Stewardship Workshop being held on November 13 and 14 at Westworth United Church (1750 Grosvenor Ave., Winnipeg).
- Learn to tell your story through narrative budgets
- Adopt stewardship in worship, learning and serving
- Complete the circle of stewardship with thanksgiving
Sessions will include: Church Treasurer 101; Year-Round Stewardship; The Narrative Budget; Giving as a Spiritual Practice.
The registration fee starts low and gets lower as your team gets larger! So, bring a crowd!
The Brochure contains the Mail-in Registration Form or
Register online here
>> Registration Form
This Friday, October 23rd at 6 PM, Meet Me at the Bell Tower (470 Selkirk Ave) will be highlighting Islamic History Month. Also, the work of North End Stella Community Ministry and having an inter-faith Feast For Friends deliberately inviting all United Church congregations, the Muslim communities and inter-faith partners into conversation with their First Nations neighbors. If you've been looking for an opportunity to go to your first Meet Me at the Bell Tower this is it!
Connie Budd, Opening Prayer
Michael Champagne on learning strategy through Chess at NESCM
Lenard Monkman on finding food as a kid at NESCM
Bill Blaikie on Outreach Ministries Then (70s)
Adel Compton on Equity & Spirituality
Nora McMurtry An Invitation: The Future of NESCM
ALL ARE WELCOME!
For more details, go to 1JustCity
Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road Petition
Friends of Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road invite you to sign a Petition, respectfully asking His Worship Mayor Brian Bowman and all Winnipeg City Councillors
to commit to construction of Freedom Road. An official announcement of federal funds for the construction of Freedom Road is expected soon and at the Provincial level, the Province of Manitoba is taking creative, proactive steps in concert with Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to ensure the project will go ahead upon completion of the road design. This is your opportunity to make your support known.
Next Steps for Reconciliation
Everyone is invited to attend ‘Next Steps for Reconciliation’ on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Knox United Church (18th St. & Victoria Av., Brandon). It will be a time to learn about the experiences of Susan McPherson-Derendy and Debby Dandy in Ottawa this past June as part of the powerful conversation on right relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A soup and bannock feast will begin the evening. Please see the poster for more information. RSVP: Knox United Church at 204-727-6975.
KAIROS invites you to its National Gathering in Winnipeg, Nov 6 & 7!
On Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., come be hosts of Indigenous youth at Meet Me @ The Bell Tower (470 Selkirk Ave).
On Saturday, Nov. 7th, you are invited to Reconciliation From The Heart at the Thunderbird House (715 Main St. at Higgins) 2:00-4:30 p.m. Manitoba Treaty Commissioner Jamie Wilson, Ko'ona Cochrane, founder of Moon Voices and K.C. Adams, artist and photographer will share their wisdom, passion, experience and stories along with what they think needs to happen on Canada's reconciliation journey with Indigenous Canadians. All are welcome! Please click here for the poster >> Poster.
Syria Refugee Appeal
The United Church of Canada is deeply concerned for the more than 6 million people who are now internal or external refugees, displaced by the fighting in Syria. As the numbers of refugees increase, the United Church has been asked to help. On September 5, 2013, the church launched an emergency appeal for donations that will be directed to our partners on the ground. The appeal was reissued on September 11, 2015. Read more . . .
Historic Full Communion Agreement Signed
Representatives of The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ (USA) recently gathered in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to sign a Full Communion Agreement.
Read more . . .
Worship by Theme
For worship resources for different themes and occasions, read more . . .
50 Minute Retreat
The next 50 Minute Retreat: "Listening Deeply" is Wednesday October 28th at noon Eastern Time.
Read more . . .
ACT Palestine Forum on Violence in Palestine and Israel
The ACT Palestine Forum, of which the United Church is a member, condemns the violence and mourns the loss of life and human suffering in Palestine and Israel in October 2015. Read more . . .
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Refugee Sponsorship
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding refugee sponsorship, please click here >> Sponsorship.
Ask Her Talks
Grands ‘n’ More Winnipeg with the Stephen Lewis Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming ASK HER TALKS taking place on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00pm at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre (The Met, 281 Donald St., Winnipeg). The 2015 Ask Her Talks with feature an all-new slate of expert, African women challenging our understanding of how philanthropy can truly improve the human condition. Tickets are $20 and are available at McNally Robinson Bookstore as well as online at the Stephen Lewis Foundation website.
CCS Loose Threads
>> October 21, 2015 Edition
Infopac is a collaborative national office mailing forwarded three times per year. It is a primary means of communication in the United Church. Read more . . .
Westminster Concert Organ Series
The Westminster Concert Organ Series presents Ben Sheen, one of the UK’s brightest young organists, performing on the magnificent four-manual Casavant Frères pipe organ with new copper horizontal trumpets. Ben began his musical career at 10 years of age, playing the organ at St. Paul’s Cathedral. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, he completed his Masters of Music degree at Juilliard. See Ben Sheen on Sunday, November 1st at 2-30 p.m. Tickets $25, Seniors $20, Students $10.