1062 Autumnwood Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1C7  (204) 256-8792

Announcements – January 17, 2021

OUR MISSION

Windsor Park United Church seeks to be a welcoming community. Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we nurture our faith and spiritual life by: worshipping and learning together, caring for each other, embracing our diversity, reaching out to those who live around us and working together in service to Creation.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF WPUC

January 17 – January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m.– On-line Worship service (Second Sunday After Epiphany) – watch your email for the links

Sunday, January 17 at 11:30 a.m.– After Worship Fellowship via Zoom

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Executive Team Meeting via Zoom

Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. – Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation via Zoom

Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Faithful Conversations via Zoom

Sunday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m.– On-line Worship service (Third Sunday After Epiphany) – watch your email for the links

Sunday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m.– After Worship Fellowship via Zoom

The scripture readings for Sunday, January 24, 2021 are:

Jonah 3:1-5; 30 and Mark 1:14-20

Church Office Hours

Please call before coming to the church make sure someone is in the office. The mail, phones and email will continue to be checked daily.

Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation

The next Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation is this Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. It is a great time to check in and have a short visit. Please send an email to office@windsorparkunitedchurch.com to get the link.

Faithful Conversations

Join Patrick on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. to discuss the issues of the day and how they relate to our faith. If you would like to participate and/or have a topic you would be interested in discussing, please email Patrick at minister@windsorparkunitedchurch.com or contact the church office at office@windsorparkunitedchurch.com for the link.

After Worship Fellowship

After Worship Fellowship takes place on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please send an email to office@windsorparkunitedchurch.com to get the link.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Snuggling under a cozy blanket is a comfort many of us particularly enjoy during the winter. Sadly, many children in our city do not have access to the luxury of a bed and linens. To address this need, retired police officer, Jim Thiessen, has founded a local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The non-profit organization is dedicated to constructing twin-sized beds and donating these – complete with mattresses and bedding – to children whose families lack the resources to afford such comforts.

A suggestion was recently made that some of us might like to support this endeavour. Since many of us are looking for productive ways to spend our time indoors, we propose that any interested WPUC members and friends join us in this “virtual blanket-making bee”.  You can knit, crochet, sew, or quilt a new twin-sized blanket/afghan/bed covering in January and/or February.  Completed items can be dropped off at the church. Please call first to make sure someone is there to take your donations. A safe pick-up can be arranged.  All donated items will be taken to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace depot in early March. Please contact Deanna Kernaghan (lenanddee@shaw.ca) or Gwen Polak (gpolak@mymts.net) for additional information.

Calling All Knitters

Splash Daycare is in need of about a dozen arm warmers for children, a dozen leg warmers for children, and about 10 to 12 adult size leg warmers.

If you require patterns, please contact the office at office@windsorparkunitedchurch.com

When finished, these can be dropped off at the church (call first to make sure that someone is there to receive them) or contact the office and pickup can be arranged. Thanks so much.

Message from Patrick

If you feel the need to talk, to vent, to laugh, to hear another’s voice, please know that the phone and the email at the church is constantly being checked so if you need to speak to me, please call. If you get the answering machine, leave your name and number and I will call you back. We are in this together and we will get through this together, because that is what we do here at Windsor Park United Church.

If You Are Inside The Church Building

If for any reason you enter the church building you will find a log book and hand sanitizer. Please use the hand sanitizer, sign the log book, and record what areas of the building you are in (no matter how short your stay!). It is mandatory that you also wear a mask. This is to aid in keeping the building clean, sanitized, and safe.

Life, Work, Ministry, and Mission Support

Thank you for your continued financial support of Windsor Park United! If you would like to make a donation to help out with the life, work, ministry, and mission of Windsor Park United Church, you can donate at our CanadaHelps on-line donation page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/47090/donation. You can also drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer (finance@windsorparkunitedhcurch.com), or Canada Post. Our mailing address is 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1V7. Thank you!

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