Congregational E-mails

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

Congregational Email Update June 26, 2020

Congregational Email Update June 26, 2020   Dear Congregants, Westworth Council has formed the Safe Re-Opening Ad Hoc Committee to discern how and when to safely open our church building to the public. The membership includes Eunice P., chair, George N., Diane R., Karla F., Paul C., Teresa S. and Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd. Our committee …Read more

Congregational Email Update June 19, 2020

Congregational Email Update June 19, 2020   Dear Congregants, On my study leave last week, I continued contacting the thriving United Church congregations I visited last year on my sabbatical. Shortly, I will share a followup report from this research. In the meantime, I recommend a series of four youtubes entitled Pandemic Practicums that many …Read more

Congregational Email Update June 12, 2020

Congregational Email Update June 12, 2020   Dear Congregants, We will be starting our After Church Café this Sunday at 1:00 pm since this time seemed to work well for folks last Sunday.  A question for us to discuss is, “How can I, as an individual, make a difference in the life of the church?” …Read more

Congregational Email Update June 5, 2020

Congregational Update June 5, 2020   Dear Congregants, This has been an incredibly difficult week as we have been deeply saddened and angered by the violence and racism displayed by some police officers and certain elected leaders. It is spilling into our own streets and I will be telling the stories of two African-Canadian Winnipeg …Read more

Congregational Email Update May 29, 2020

Congregational Update May 29, 2020 Dear Congregants, Last week on my study leave I began to virtually visit the 11 thriving United Churches I visited on my sabbatical last year. This pandemic shutdown is a great test of how the rubber is hitting the road. Predictably—all of the churches have online worship and have moved …Read more

Congregational Email Update May 22, 2020

Congregational Update May 22, 2020 This past week, our immediate neighbourhood has experienced two creative, fun events. We recorded congregants from age 9 to 89 cycling past the church for a blessing, which will be shown during the online May 24 service. Yesterday, I happened on Ray’s physically-distanced brass quartet serenading the community on a …Read more