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KNITTING WITH FRIENDS

Over the last 8 weeks this group of people got together to learn how to knit while socializing. The gift of friendship was shared, and an intimate bond was created. I didn’t knit with them, nor did I make the coffee. But I was lucky enough to see the big difference they made since the(…)

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DEEPENING PARTNERSHIP

      Sheryl is holding a quilt made by her students           Over the years, we have built relationships with various organizations and groups, who share some of our values – spiritual development, music and community. Our relationship with the wider community is stronger than ever before. One thing is(…)

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CROSSING THE RIVER

                Over the last three days, I was attending a strategic planning meeting on intercultural ministries. It took place at Queen of the Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The place was gorgeous and beautiful. Every morning and evening I went to see the creek that runs right(…)

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AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 7:00 PM In Support of Fort Garry United Church Christine Choi – violin Blair Burns – cello Michael Oike – piano Works by Hayden, Beethoven, Brahms, and Gliere Tickets at the door or call 204-952-7016 $20, or special rate for FGUC members $10 Michael will generously donate all proceeds to FGUC!

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SILENT EVOLUTION

18 of us spent the weekend (March 15 – 17) learning to be a healing presence. I don’t even know how to describe what we experienced. It was like silent evolution. Something profound was happening to us in such a deep and quiet way. Although we were a diverse group of people with different backgrounds(…)

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ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Our church is 80% used by the community; help us help all who use the building. Your donations go to many who need them. Start collecting your items to donate to the sale! Furniture, working appliances, books, records, kitchen ware, sporting goods, bicycles, tools, art work, linens, toys, plants, jewelry, and lots(…)

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EASTER FUNDRAISER

Please help us fundraise, beautify the sanctuary for Easter Sunday, and brighten your home for spring! Order/purchase your potted hydrangea at church March 24, 31, April 7 and bring home after Easter Sunday service. You can also call the church office by April 8 to order. Colour choices are: pink, blue or white. $25 each.(…)

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT GATHERING

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 – 5-7:30pm Our next two Community Spirit gatherings will take place in the upper hall on Fridays, April 5 and May 3, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. In partnership with Spirit Path and Family Dynamics we are hosting these gatherings with food, games, crafts and storytelling. This event is free and child friendly.(…)

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FRIENDSHIP WITHOUT BORDERS

“Money and real-estate occupy the body, but all the heart wants is expanding friendship.” – Rumi I love this quote from Rumi. It captures well what it means to be human. We are, foremost, relational beings. That’s what Community Spirit is all about. Last Friday, a diverse group of people across cultures and generations came(…)

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DONNA WAINIKKA WINS FORT GARRY AWARD

By: Helen Lepp Friesen – Community Correspondent https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/correspondent/Donna-Wainikka-wins-Fort-Garry-Award-506984671.html In the fall of 2018, I invited nominations for the Fort Garry Award, an award meant to honour people in our community that deserve to be recognized for their tireless work to make Fort Garry a better place. By way of this article, Donna Wainikka is today(…)

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