Winnipeg Presbytery Minister
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Steinbach Pride Parade -
REVISED GATHERING AREA
You’re invited!! Steinbach will host its first organized Pride event on Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. We will gather at EA Friesen Park - adjacent to Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale, Steinbach at 10:30 a.m., with the march commencing at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information and to register go to >> firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of situations that have arisen lately indicate that a reminder of payroll responsibilities might be in order. Treasurers are reminded that among their responsibilities outlined in the Financial Handbook for Congregations are “the regular review and understanding of ADP reports and forwarding the Statement of Earnings and deductions (included with the ADP reports) to the employee after every payroll is processed” (page 30, section 4.1). It is also the responsibility of Ministry Personnel and lay employees to review those Statements of Earnings for accuracy in both the deductions and income. If you require assistance in understanding the reports, there are guides available to/through the treasurers to assist with this matter (Page 33 section 4.7). Ministry Personnel are responsible to know their own salary category and years of credited service. If Ministry Personnel have questions about this, they should contact the Conference Personnel Minister (email: email@example.com). Ensuring these regular reviews happen by BOTH parties increases the likelihood that errors are noted and corrected in a timely manner thus preventing situations that are far more complex and time consuming to resolve. The Financial Handbook is available online >> Financial Handbook
The Canada 150 Fund
The Government of Canada's 'Canada 150 Fund' was established to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations for Canada’s 150th Anniversary that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. There are grants available for up to $50,000 for Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations; Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature; Canadian schools; and, Canadian municipal governments and their institutions. Possible themes for celebrations: Reconciliation with First Nations, Youth, Caring for the Environment, and Diversity/Inclusion. Read more . . .
St. Mark's United Church in Lusaka, Zambia is in need of a communion set which can be taken to Zambia by a visitor from that church who is in Winnipeg for the summer. If you can help, please contact Sharon Wilson at Windsor Park United Church at 204-256-8792.
World Communion of Reformed Churches
>> June 2016 Edition
The United Centre for Theological Studies
>> June 2016 Edition
>> Summer 2016 Edition
Be Part of a Reinvigorated United Church
To get a taste of what The United Church of Canada may look like in the future, be sure to keep Saturday, July 29 th open on your calendar. That’s the day Chasing the Spirit will be relaunched, with a new name and a renewed commitment to give faith communities the planning, marketing and financing tools they need to reimagine the church as God dreams us to be.
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