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November 26, 2017 – The Last Person

  Text: Matthew 25:31-46   I joined a drama club when I was in University. Every semester, we staged a play. In my four years at university, I took part in nine different productions. I played various roles both backstage and onstage, including lighting and sound, leading actor, supporting actor and director. I enjoyed almost(…)

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Why I Stay

Until Min Goo asked me several weeks ago to talk to you about why I stay at Fort Garry United Church I hadn’t given it much thought. Since then I’ve heard why others stay as well as have time to reflect on my own reasons. I was brought up in the United Church where my(…)

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November 12, 2017 – Treasure in Clay Jars

Text: 2 Corinthian 4:5-15   I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge all the people who have shared their personal stories during our giving program. Thank you for telling your story. You made a difference. Your story has reached out to our hearts and minds opening them up wide so we can think about(…)

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Why I Stay

     My history at Fort Garry United Church sounds remarkably similar to the stories we’ve heard over the past few weeks. My family began attending Fort Garry United Church as I was entering Junior High, after the closure of Windermere United Church.  I attended Sunday School regularly, and joined the Junior Choir, under the direction(…)

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November 5, 2017 – We Depend on Each Other

Text: Luke 10:1-11 One of the good things about the congregational giving program is that it gives me permission to talk about money. As soon as the word, ‘money’ comes out of my mouth I sense an uneasiness in the air. Let’s face it, money is something we all need or want, but we don’t(…)

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The story of how your generosity made an impact

Adrienne’s Story The church is a place that makes me feel safe the moment I step inside. I always feel welcome and never alone. My name is Adrienne and I’m in the seventh grade. I have been going to church for as long as I can remember, but have felt even more part of it(…)

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The Story of Why I Stay

Pat’s Story   I’ve had different answers for this question over the past 40 + years that I have been a member of Fort Garry UC. As life stages changed, I found different reasons to stay.   I was raised in the “going–to-church” tradition.  As a family, we attended Riverview United and Sturgeon Creek United.(…)

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October 29, 2017 – Not Because We Have to

Text: Matthew 14:13-20 One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, “I’m not going.” “Why not?” she asked. “I’ll give you two good reasons,” he said. “One, they don’t like me, and two, I don’t like them.”(…)

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October 22, 2017 – Telling Our Story

Text: Acts 2:43-47 I hope you enjoy our congregational giving program as much as I do. My favorite part is to hear your stories. I am thankful that you are generous not only in giving but also in sharing your story. Telling story is a courageous act, because we are not always sure how the(…)

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