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Volunteer Appreciation

Last month Viscount Alexander School invited all the volunteers who assisted with the breakfast program this year to a volunteer appreciation tea at the school. Although I don’t volunteer at the school (I have to prepare breakfast for my boys), I was invited to enjoy the appreciation event as a representative of FGUC. The school(…)

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Moving

Encounter with an elk in Jasper!   Two years ago today my family and I were moving from our beloved town, Ladysmith on Vancouver Island to Winnipeg, a land unknown to us. Whether it’s your choice or not, moving is tough; you have to leave everything behind, and begin anew. Moving is a loss and(…)

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FROM YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM—APRIL 2016 MEETING

Sanctuary Space Renovations—the following plans for sanctuary space were approved: Order of 100 arm chairs and 100 plain chairs; they can be hooked together and have book racks under the seats; same company as our burgundy ones; color—dark blue. Flooring to be carpet tiles throughout sanctuary and old narthex: light brown stripe look with a(…)

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FAREWELL TO DOREEN SHANKS

  Sunday, April 17th, we said farewell to Doreen Shanks who has been a volunteer extra-ordinaire for many years.  We wish you well now and always, Doreen.  We will miss you and think of you fondly when we look at all the banners you created  and donated to FGUC.  

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 ***TIME TO ACT****

  Helping Refugees – Please ask your families and friends In support of the South Osborne Network which is supporting 3 family sponsorships we have agreed to collect clothing. At this point we will take clothes for men, women and children age 7 and under.  You can leave them at the church. Please label for(…)

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HELPING YOUR NEIGHBOURS

  Fort Garry United Church is 76% used by a variety of community groups. Those who rent pay modest costs. We are so pleased to be able to provide space and hospitality. We welcome you to check out the activities and participate as it would suit you. Or just drop in and check out our(…)

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FGUC ANNUAL FUN GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday June 3, 2016 (mark it on your calendar) At the Beautiful Wildwood Golf Course. Golf and a lovely supper to follow. We had 44 people out last year and are hoping to have over 50 this year so don’t let the winter blues get you as this is still 6 months away No booking(…)

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Fresh Expressions

Over the past three weeks, we have had youth confirmation classes on Sunday afternoon in the church. We got to know each other better over the tables – over the folding table in the Upper Hall as we eat together each time we gathered; and over the small round table in my office as we(…)

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***TIME TO ACT***

Helping Refugees – Please ask your families and friends In support of the South Osborne Network which is supporting 3 family sponsorships we have agreed to collect clothing.  At this point we will take clothes for men, women and children age 7 and under.  You can leave them at the church.  Please label for Refugees so(…)

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Unpredictable Road

Last Tuesday, I left the church building to get a sub sandwich before I went to a Presbytery meeting.  I didn’t think it was a difficult task, and the route was always predictable: walking along Point Road, crossing Pembina Highway through the crosswalk, and coming back to the church. Early spring in Winnipeg, however, made(…)

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