Joy

Joy

 

Getting Involved

We welcome anyone of any age who would like to share in our activities and fellowship.  Some activities (garage sale, quilting, card making) may be less visibly church focused; some are more long term and others ‘project-based’; some mean connecting with a group and others can be done on your own.  Whatever would suit your interests and schedule, please get in touch.  We’d love to include you.  Contact the office for further information (204-475-1586) or email us fguc@shaw.ca

 

 

Current Teams

  • This group supports Winnipeg ministries: Oak Table and St. Matthews-Maryland Community Ministry (serving the needy and homeless with food and programs) and Project Peacemakers (education and advocacy).

  • This is a group of women who meets throughout the year for fellowship, meditation and support.  They do fundraising events for Fort Garry United Church.

  • The Fort Garry Quilters are a group of women who meets every Tuesday morning in the loft during the Fall, Winter and Spring months.  We do not make quilts, but do custom hand quilting for those who have made the tops and want them hand quilted.  We charge for this service and the proceeds are given to Fort Garry United Church and other charities.  New quilters are always welcome.

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    The group meets once or twice a month to hand-craft cards for ministry staff to send to shut-ins, those who have been recently bereaved or suffered a set-back, those celebrating wonderful events such as a birth and birthdays, and cards that say ‘We’re thinking of you’.

    As well as meeting to make church cards, the group meets to work on their own paper projects.  Church members are able to purchase cards from the church office during weekday business hours.  Also, congregants are encouraged to call the church office if they know of someone to whom a card should be sent.

  • The Finance Team consists of a lead and three team members that work closely with the Treasury Group to manage the financial affairs of the congregation. They establish and maintain a system of financial administration, keeping the Leadership Team and the congregation informed about the financial status of the church. They prepare and administer the annual budget that has been approved by the Leadership Team and the congregation.

  • The Energizing Generosity Team has a mandate to increase the amount of money raised from donations and fund raising events for our various forms of ministry.   We believe that one of the most important steps we need to take is to do a better job of explaining the various forms of ministry and the amount of money and volunteer effort we are currently devoting to each. To accomplish this we have produced a narrative form of budget to explain our four areas of ministry:

    •  Worship and Celebration
    • Exploring our Faith
    • Caring and Hospitality
    • Reaching Out to Others

     The members of the project team continue to explore and organize various methods of encouraging generosity and of raising funds. One strategy we have been following is to provide as much fun and fellowship for our members knowing that is a very basic step in developing commitment to our programs.

  • The Ministry & Personnel Team is responsible for personnel matters which include ministry staff and non-ministry staff (administrative, custodial, music and young people’s programs).

  • The Memorial Reception Team prepares and serves refreshments for memorial receptions.  Proceeds from these receptions is revenue for our Church

  • The Property Team consists of a lead and 4-6 team members who manage all property and facilities of the congregation.  Their responsibilities include maintaining an inventory of all furniture, fixtures and equipment.  They make major improvement recommendations to the Leadership Team.  They are also responsible for the long term program for updating and improving the Church.

  • Refreshments

    Every Sunday, volunteers prepare refreshments for fellowship after worship (11:30 a.m.).  This involves preparing coffee, setting out cookies, cups and glasses for juice.  Volunteers also clean up after coffee.

    Greeting

    Volunteers greet members and visitors as they arrive for Sunday Worship.

    Ushering

    Two volunteers hand out bulletins as congregants enter the sanctuary for worship.  Two additional volunteers help with the offering.