Sunday, Dec 9th Announcements
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: worshiping 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.
*Here at WPUC we are endeavoring to become a scent-free environment*
THE LIFE & WORK OF WPUC
December 9th – December 16th, 2018
Today Second Sunday in Advent / White Gift Sunday
3pm ‘Sounds of the Season’ Christmas Concert
Monday 6:15pm Sparks & Brownies
Tuesday 1pm Art Group
Wednesday 9:30am Tot Time – last one until the new year
Thursday 7:45pm Christmas Choir & Worship Choir practice
Friday 4pm Prep for WCB Christmas Hampers
Saturday 9am Christmas Hamper assembly & delivery
Next Sunday 10:30am Third Sunday in Advent/Baptism
*If you need hearing assist, please ask a member of our Welcome Ministry*
M & PC is on coffee time this week: Finance Council you’re on deck for next week!
Join us this afternoon for WPUC’s ‘Sounds of the Season’ Christmas Concert at 3 p.m.! Share songs of the season with the Christmas Choir, Praise Team and Joyful Noise!
We will again be going to St. Boniface Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer by caroling there on Sunday Dec 16th at 1:30pm! We will meet here and car pool over! Join in for some Christmas fun! There will be more caroling on Tuesday, Dec 18th at Windsor Park Place at 6:30pm!
Our Blue Christmas/Longest Night Worship service is Wednesday, Dec 19th @7pm. Christmas time is sometimes difficult for people when they are grieving losses, or are lonely, or for many different reasons. You are warmly invited to come, to share and be welcomed.
With the support of many friends, your Outreach Council will be preparing Christmas Hampers for 21 families this season. The Christmas Cheer Board provides guidelines for the perishable/non-perishable items to be included in each hamper, and the average cost is $100 (not including gifts). Today envelopes will be included with the Sunday Bulletins. If you wish to make a donation, please insert it in that envelope, noting the amount and the # of your regular offering envelope (or your last name). Your donation can be placed in the offering plate or dropped off in Heather’s office. Thank you for any support you can offer! If you would like to purchase a gift for one of the hampers, please speak to Melissa in the Sunday School. If you and a trusty sidekick would be willing to deliver one of the hampers this Saturday, Dec. 15th, please sign-up on the sheet posted in the lobby. Thank you to one and all for your support of this project! Merry Christmas!
The Mitten Tree will be on display at the back of the sanctuary until the end of December. If you wish to donate outdoor accessories (including scarves, hats, mittens, gloves, neck warmers, or socks), please place the item(s) on or under the tree. All donations will be delivered to Rossbrook House in early January for distribution to children who use that facility. Thank you for your kind support!
The Worship Council would like to thank Sylvia & Bob Mann for setting up and decorating our sanctuary Christmas Tree again this year!
Winnipeg Presbytery will hold its final meeting on Tuesday, December 11, followed by a final worship service together. All are invited to attend this special service of worship which will begin at 7:30pm (or shortly after) at the United Church in Meadowood (1111 Dakota St.) This will be a time to celebrate and say goodbye as Winnipeg Presbytery, and embrace the future as we move forward into the new church structure. We hope you can join us!
Birthdays & Anniversaries!
Lucas Bacon Cathie Campbell
Trista Closen! Scott Fidler
Muriel Haight Jennifer Jobin
Len Kernaghan Lachlan Patton
Laurie Ringaert David Thomas
Patricia Todd Susan Zinyk
Jason & Cynthia Floyde Walter & Susan Zinyk