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DRAWING INSPIRATION

My younger son, Jah-bi likes to draw a picture.  Actually he draws something all the time. That’s what he does right after he wakes up in the morning, and before he goes to his bed, and in between times. I admire both his perseverance and creativity. I enjoy his work of art, and find myself being(…)

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MAKING MEMORIES

The day after Boxing Day my family set off on a 15 hour journey to Seoul, Korea. My boys love getting on a plane. They can enjoy their absolute freedom to play video games, to watch movies, and to eat delicious food while they are on the plane. After arrival in Korea, they began an(…)

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UPDATE ON FGUC ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES

Last week three of us  met at Welcome Place with some of the members of the Syrian family we are befriending. That will be the beginning of our connections to be visitors and friends. The family has been in Canada since February. Five of the children are in school and four are at home. This(…)

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KUDOS, CONGRATULATIONS, SUCCESSES

Consider it a success if you can stay warm and carry on with your daily activities! Let’s be thankful for warm homes.                    

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COLD ENOUGH FOR YOU?

      FortWhyte Alive, one of my favorite places in Winnipeg   I am still experiencing a culture shock not as a landed immigrant but as one of the rare people who moved from the West Coast to Winnipeg. Culture shock is not necessarily a bad thing. It can actually help us understand better(…)

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PHOTO-LANGUAGE

  Last Monday I attended a weekly gathering, Meet Me at the Bell Tower – South End. Though we are still taking baby steps, the level of participation in building the community we want is higher than ever before. Everyone brings their gift to the table. Recently students from Southeast Collegiate came to offer their(…)

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REFLECTING ON ADVENT

  On Wednesday, eight of us who are in ministry in Winnipeg Presbytery gathered to spend some time together. It was like a half day retreat. Sitting in a circle around a Christ-candle, we shared our joys and struggles, listened to each other’s story, and paid attention to how God is working in the midst(…)

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 SPECIAL CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE

The Memorials Team is offering you an opportunity to make a donation to the FGUC Memorial Fund in recognition and remembrance of loved ones this Christmas. With your donation of any amount, the name of the person(s) you are honouring will appear in a Special Christmas Remembrance insert in the Sunday  bulletin on December 24th,(…)

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