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Last week, Ha Na and I co-hosted Growing Together, a gathering of ministers, at the United Church in Meadowood. Since both of us completed the Food Handler’s Certificate Course, it was a good opportunity for us to practice what we learned. With a great team work, we successfully provided delicious and healthy Korean food. We(…)
“We are in a discernment process of becoming an affirming congregation, an intentional community of faith that publically declare its commitment to inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. On behalf of our Social Action team, Dianne Cooper will preach on Affirming ministry on Sunday, January 24. This is an(…)
At the end of January, we will be producing a newsletter for our members. We are already gathering news articles for it. Do you have story to tell or would you like to include some news item about what has happened or publicize what will be happening? Please let Chandra in the office know.
A backpack drive for Syrian refugees We are joining a Winnipeg couple in collecting school supplies for refugee children who will be arriving to Winnipeg. The NEEDS center will be distributing the backpacks as they see the refugee kids before they start school. The goal is to give every refugee child a backpack; there will(…)
Last month we asked you to fill out a form by answering some questions such as, “What motivating or inspiring experiences have you had at Fort Garry United Church in 2015?” and “If all the decisions were up to me next year I would allocate more of our funds and or our volunteer time to”.(…)
Churchill Park United Church (CPUC) has partnered with the South Osborne Syrian Refuge Initiative to sponsor two (and possibly three) Syrian Refugee families who are related to a Winnipeg family. We set an initial fundraising goal of $60,000, of which we raised about $53,000 in eight days through GoFundMe, months sooner than expected. To put(…)
Community Correspondent REDress at Fort Garry United Church Posted: 01/4/2016 1:25 PM As people prepare for a Christmas season punctuated with celebrations, joy, gatherings, and feasts, many families in our community have empty places at the table. According to the RCMP, in the last 30 years in Canada, nearly 1,200 indigenous women are missing or(…)
After spending the sweetest yet very short Christmas break, I found it hard to come back to my regular routine. My body is sitting here in the minister’s study, but my heart and mind are still in celebration mood, wishing for just one more day of celebration. During the break, I rested and slept well,(…)
Did you see the red dresses hanging in the trees in front of our church over the past last month? The display of red dresses represented our country’s missing and murdered aboriginal women. Such a powerful image drew many people’s attention. I overheard a couple of women from the wider community talking about the dresses as(…)
Last week, together with David Houston, I attended a Breakfast Program meeting at Ecole Viscount Alexander. Two people from St. Paul’s Anglican Church were also present at the meeting. The school acknowledged that some children come to school hungry. They identified about 10 students who came to school hungry on a regular basis. They approached(…)