a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

The Flowers Today  are in loving memory of our mom, Grace Searle McMurtry, from her family.

Newsletters  have been emailed.  Please pick up your newsletter.  If you would like to receive a copy through email instead please email the church at iuchurch@mymts.net . 

2012 Church Calendars   are now available.  There are only 14 left. They are $6.00 each and can be purchased in the AMEN corner after Worship from Pat Schulz or contact Sharon in the office.

Golspie Club  meets this Thursday, November 24th at 1pm.  All seniors are welcome.

Advent Music  The choir has begun practicing for Christmas.  If you would like to join us for this seasonal music, choir practices are Thursday evenings at 7pm. 

We are hosting the Stella Family Feast on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Indian Family Centre, 470 Selkirk Ave.  Anybody who is able to help with donations of food, serve or clean up please see the  sign up sheet on the board in the Amen Corner.  If you have any questions,  please talk to Dianne Tucker.

Pre-Advent Dinner  will be held on Saturday, November 26th beginning at 5:00 pm.  Food sign-up sheet is on the board in the Amen Corner.  Everyone is most welcome!

White Gift Sunday  will be on Sunday, November 27th.  Immanuel supports a variety of Winnipeg projects by donations of money (use your offering envelope marked “White Gift”), food, children’s gifts, baby supplies.  Please bring these on November 27th as you are able.

Write for Rights: Our letter-writing last year led to a successful outcome in more than half the cases featured!  This year is Amnesty International’s 50thanniversary, so we expect that this will lead to the most successful Write for Rights ever!  Immanuel United Church is signed up again this year, so please join us to write a letter on the day after Human Rights Day – Dec 11th – it’s a simple act that can save a life! 

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)  The Pastoral Care committee has recruited a Certified Instructor to teach this course here at Immanuel on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 from 9am to about 4pm.  The course will include: certification, adult and child C.P.R. and choking, instruction on deliberators and a take home manual.  There is no age limit for participation, a maximum of 20 people per class, a charge of $63.00 per participant.  If this date works for you, please sign up on a new list in the Amen corner or leave your name at the church office.  If you have any questions please call Muriel at 663-2504.

“Just” Christmas  An opportunity to shop in a bazaar atmosphere with a difference, to eat and be entertained in community – sponsored by the United Churches in the North East corner of Winnipeg on  TODAY Sunday, November 20th at Transcona United Church.  Fair Trade beverages and cookies will be served. If you have any questions ask Muriel, 663-2504.

Meals for a Mine-Free World  Transcona Memorial United Church is hosting this dinner on Tuesday, November 22nd at 6pm.  This spaghetti meal will be a fundraiser for the Canadian Landmine Foundation.  Cost is $10.00.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office at 222-1331 or tmuc@shaw.ca .  Please come out and support the Foundation in its efforts to make it possible for people in war-torn countries to say “When the land is clear, we walk without fear.”

Joyful Sound Praise Gathering  will be held at East Kildonan Baptist Church  on Saturday, November 26th at 7pm.  There will be a free will offering and all are welcome to attend.

Do you knit, crochet or do basic quilting?  Fred Douglas Lodge, our United Church personal care home located at 1275 Burrows Avenue is looking for volunteers to make simple lap throws for our 136 residents as Christmas presents.  Wool and other material supplied, if you wish.  If interested in helping out, contact Paul Peters Derry, Coordinator of Spiritual Care, 586-8541, ext. 135 or ppderry@fdl.mb.ca

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Nov 20th

2:00 – 6:00 pm

Church Jehovah Nissi

Monday, Nov 21st

8:00-9:00 pm

Church Jehovah Nissi

Tuesday, Nov 22nd

9:30 am

Study Group

Wednesday, Nov 23rd

8:00 pm

AA Group

Thursday, Nov 24th

9:30 am

Study Group

 

1:00 pm

Golspie Club

 

6:30 pm

Worship Committee Mtg

 

7:00 pm

Choir Practice

 

8:00 pm

Bettor’s Anonymous

Friday, Nov 25th

8:00 pm

Al-Anon & Alateen Group

Saturday, Nov 26th

5:00 pm

Pre-Advent Dinner

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