Archives: October 2013 - Westworth United Church

Messy Church

Come to our first ever Messy Church. November 3rd from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Messy Church is an opportunity for families in our church to get to know each other better through sharing a meal, crafts and storytelling. Lasgna and salad supper. Our theme is peace! RSVP to What is it? It’s an opportunity …Read more

Minister’s Message

Follow Loraine’s blog  from Assembly of the World Council of Churches which is meeting in Korea from October 30 to November 8. Loraine is on the worship planning committee.

The Lifeblood of the Church

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, October 20, 2013 Matthew 25:35-40 Matthew 28:18-20 Yesterday we held our Visioning Day with a good turnout of 40 people. At the end of the day, we engaged in a crazy ideas exercise. If we had unlimited people, money and energy, what would our dreams be for Westworth? Almost …Read more

Luncheon and Bazaar

 Our Annual Luncheon and Bazaar will be held here at Westworth on Saturday, October 26, from 11 am to 2 pm.  Visit with your friends.  Have lunch.  Stop and shop in the Home Baking or Treasure Table areas.  Find that perfect gift for someone special in the China Cabinet and General Store or Silent Auction.   Volunteers are still …Read more

Workshop on Wills and Estates

Workshop on Wills, Estates, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives and the role of an Executor. Saturday November 16th at Westworth. Coffee 8:30am. The workshop will run from 9-noon. Jennifer Pfuetzner of Taylor McCaffrey Lawyers ( will present along with Kathryn Hofley of the United Church. Please sign up in the Narthex or call the …Read more

Cultivating Gratitude

Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, October 13, 2013 Philippians 4:4-9 I would challenge anyone to find a more beautiful commute to work than I have. These gorgeous autumn days greet me under a shimmering, golden canopy as I walk to church along Wellington Cres. boulevard and past the towering trees on Lanark. …Read more

Pain-filled Hope

Rev.  Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church,  October 6, 2013  Lamentations 1:4-5; 3:19-26; II Tim 1:8-14 I was worshipping in a large cathedral with a group of colleagues. It was not my denomination and I knew that I would not be able to take communion, because this church practiced what is called a closed …Read more