Congregational E-mails

Congregational Email Oct. 15, 2020

Congregational Email Oct. 15, 2020 Dear Congregants, Our cooling weather reminds us that we are digging in for the long haul. I take hope in the fact that we are Winnipeggers. We know how to do winter well. And COVID restrictions shouldn’t stop us gathering with friends and family to walk, ski, skate, make snow …Read more

Congregational Email Oct. 8, 2020

Congregational Email Oct. 8, 2020 Dear Congregants, This will be a strange Thanksgiving weekend, when family gatherings have been limited and our increasing fear matches the rise in COVID-19 numbers. This week, I have been in touch with friends and congregants who are going through additional physical challenges—a persistent infection that has required numerous hospital …Read more

Congregational Email Sept. 24, 2020

Congregational Email Sept. 24, 2020 Dear Congregants, Welcome back!  In-person worship for the congregation began Sunday, September 20.  As people arrived, they were serenaded outside the building (and at a safe distance!) with song and trumpet, and greeted at the doors with balloons, people in costumes and friendly ushers and greeters.  The worship service included …Read more

Congregational Email Oct. 1, 2020

Congregational Email Oct. 1, 2020 Dear Congregants, What a difference a week makes! Because of COVID-19 numbers that continue to rise and the Orange Alert for Winnipeg, Council and the Safe Reopening Committee decided to take the utmost precaution, move back to online worship services and begin online Sunday School for this coming Sunday. We …Read more

Congregational Email Sept. 17, 2020

Congregational Email Sept. 17, 2020 Dear Congregants, It’s great to be able to reconnect with many of you at worship or meetings. I’m also aware that some of you do not yet feel able to come and I look forward to continued connections through email, phone or Zoom. As we begin to resume some of …Read more

Congregational Email Sept. 9, 2020

Congregational Email Sept. 9, 2020 Dear Congregants, September has arrived and we are still trying to negotiate ways of working, studying and socializing with the changing situation and regulations. I am particularly mindful of parents and children as they are discerning their needs, in addition to teachers who are trying to prepare in the midst …Read more

Congregational Email Update July 30, 2020

Congregational Email Update July 30, 2020   Minister’s Message This will be our last congregational email until September. I will be taking 2 weeks holiday to see my parents in Victoria the first week of August and to rent a cabin in Nopoming Provincial Park the last week of August. The middle two weeks I …Read more

Congregational Email Update July 20, 2020

Congregational Update July 20, 2020   Dear Congregants, In the midst of COVID challenges and disappointments, there are still great celebrations to be had. I’m excited to announce the upcoming 100th birthday of Gordon Toombs. If you are in town and have a car or bicycle, I invite you to drive/ride by the church on …Read more

Congregational Update July 13, 2020

Congregational Update July 13, 2020   Dear Congregants, We are moving our weekly congregational update to Mondays so that we can print and mail out an up-to-date congregational email with the Sunday sermon to those who don’t have email. We were doing this on Friday after the Thursday worship recordings, but now that we have …Read more

Congregational Email Update July 3, 2020

Congregational Email Update July 3, 2020   Dear Congregants, We have received 30 responses to date to the questions about how and when to reopen the Westworth building. Thank you! We still welcome additional responses and have extended the deadline for emails and phone calls to Thursday, July 9 at noon. Your input is critical! …Read more