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WALKING THE LABYRINTH DURING ADVENT

  During Advent, there will be a labyrinth in the old narthex (just outside of the back of the sanctuary) for anyone to walk. Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice, a tool for prayer. During the Middle Ages, many Christians considered making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to be an important part of their spiritual journey.(…)

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Forever Yours

      I was moved by an article, a tragic love story featured in the United Church’s Observer this month edition with the title, “Forever Yours.” A writer, Christine Estima found a stack of love letters in a box in a Toronto market. The letters were written by someone named Edward Northern during World(…)

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THE ORIGIN OF HALLOWEEN

                One of the things I noticed after coming to Canada was how much people love about Halloween. Everyone – young and old alike – seems to enjoy the day of letting loose, and living out their wildest dreams. I don’t understand the culture of Halloween. All I(…)

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BTS IDOL

        Helen asked me if Ha Na and I could do Gangnam Style, a K-pop song by the South Korean musician Psy, at our choir’s concert, Around the World in Song. Actually we performed the song five years ago at a talent show in the congregation I was serving in Ladysmith. That(…)

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13th ANNUAL COOKIE RUN –

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm We are in need of a lot of help from the church this year to make it a success. People to bake and young legs to help out on the day of the sale! We are asking people to bake 6 doz cookies and/or something for the(…)

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Planning For A Living Funeral?

While I am officiating at lots of funerals these days, I began to notice something. We tend to praise people after they are gone. Honouring the life of our loved one is not something we have to wait until a certain time comes. So, why not tell our story when we are able and they(…)

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A NIGHT OF GRIEF AND MYSTERY

  It was a chilly and dark evening when I arrived at Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain last Wednesday. The 285 seats of the fine concert hall soon became crowded with people of all walks of life. Although I didn’t know a single soul there, I knew that there was a shared interest among us: we were(…)

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FGUC WOMEN’S GROUP 2017-2018

Did you know that this group contributes a great deal to the operation of the church? They do many things that the church can’t, such as purchase of the choir gowns, hangers for the coat racks, and donating to Welcome Place to help new comers. Recently they gave $1200 to help purchase the railing on(…)

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AROUND THE WORLD IN SONG

Mark your calendars for “AROUND THE WORLD IN SONG” With music by the FGUC Choir, The Divas and Faith Shwetz, Isabella Deeley, Steel Drum – Blackwood Sisters, Min-Goo and HaNa! Tickets are $20. Coffee and dainties included. Draws for prizes. Tickets on sale each Sunday! Or call the office to purchase your tickets.

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ANNUAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE

Saturday, October 20, 10 am – 3 pm 7th Annual FGUC Craft & Bake Sale is just around the corner. We have an exciting line up of 53 crafters utilizing 65 tables/spots. Once again we will feature our very own FGUC Bake Sale Table, staffed by lovely volunteers from the Choir, and so once again(…)

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