Archives: May 2014 - Westworth United Church

Vacation Bible School

Workshop of Wonders - Imagine and Build with God

Register now for the Westworth Vacation Bible School.  Our theme this year is Workshop of Wonders – Imagine & Build with God! When:     Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29, 2014 Where:   Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg Who:      Maggie Barnett, Mona Denton & Julia Shayna, Directors Time:      9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – …Read more

Jars Galore

By popular demand the Westworth Sunday school is having a hot dog lunch and Jars Galore this Sunday, June 1, immediately after the service. How Jars Galore works: Each person who wants to participate in Jars Galore pays $1 and picks a number from the bucket.  After lunch you are given a jar with the …Read more

Special Congregational Meeting

Westworth United Church will hold a brief special congregational meeting on Sunday, June 15, 2014, immediately after the service (which will begin at 10:30 am) to consider the new Mission Statement and Values. The following is the draft statement and the report of the committee: Westworth United Church Mission and Values  Our Mission:  To be …Read more

Youth Group Event

A very gracious invitation has been extended to our Youth Group from Jackie, the Youth Group Leader at Westminster United Church. We have been invited to their wind up event. It is a sleepover at Fort Whyte Nature Centre. THIS IS FREE OF CHARGE TO OUR YOUTH GROUP MEMBERS! I hope that you will make …Read more


Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, May 18, 2014 Psalm 31:1-5; 15-16; Acts 7:55-60; John 14:1-14 What does it mean to trust God? Our responsive reading from today’s psalm is a prayer for God’s protection with a sung response of trust in God. But how can we trust in God to protect us …Read more

The Things We Hold in Common

Rev. Mona F. Denton, Westworth United Church, May 11, 2014 Acts 2:42-47; John 10:1-10 All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. (Acts 4:32a) In addition to being Mother’s Day in much of the world, …Read more

The Wise Ones

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Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, May 4, 2014  Luke 24:13-35 Who are the wise people in your lives? Who do you go to for wisdom? I have a couple of people in my life who push me to see the other side of difficult situations. Instead of trying to protect me from …Read more

Questionning Our Faith

Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, April 27, 2014 John 20:19-31      On this Sunday, preachers all around the world who follow the lectionary will probably be talking about Thomas and his reputation for doubting. When we think of Jesus’ disciple, Thomas, it usually this story that comes to mind. We don’t remember all …Read more

The Resilience of Life

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Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, April 20, 2014  Matthew 28:14-20 Mary of Magdala and another Mary were racked in grief. Their beloved rabbi, Jesus, had suddenly been killed. Their hearts felt wrenched open; their grief was unbearable. They were exhausted, but the reprieve of sleep was scant. Their faith also died that …Read more


Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, March 30, 2014 John 9:1-41 In our Faith Exploration group, we have people who are new to the Christian Faith and long-time adherents. We have doubters and skeptics as well as strong believers. But one thing we all share in common is our desire to learn and …Read more