a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Please recycle your “Go in the Grace of the Lord” song sheets on the table in the AMEN corner.

We Now Have a DEFIBRILLATOR, installed in the area of the Amen corner. If there is anyone who has questions about the defibrillator and the contents of the box, please feel free to speak to Neil Barbour following worship.

Newsletter The deadline for the next newsletter is Thursday, March 8th. Please email to iuchurch or contact Sharon in the office.

The C.E. Committee has some low wooden tables and small wooden chairs to dispose of, so if you are interested, please speak to Sharon Barbour or any other member of the C.E. Committee.

The Immanuel Outreach Committee has designated the third Sunday of every month as “Stella Sunday”, and receive donations of food for Stella’s Sunday afternoon programming. Donations of high protein canned meats and beans, cheez whiz, jams, peanut butter, crackers, juice boxes, baby food, baby supplies and also cookies and buns would be greatly appreciated. The Outreach Committee will make sure these items get to Northend Stella. The next “Stella Sunday” is February 19th. Please help out if you can.

Winnipeg Harvest – We Need Help! We are in need of volunteers! The Winnipeg Harvest truck arrives between 8:30-9:30am. We need people to help unload. We also need people to count out bulk vegetables and fruit into 20 client bags. We sort all food items into 20 plastic totes. When our clients arrive we pack up their supplies. There are families with 1-3 children, single moms and their children. The other clients are single men and women. The food bank dates are: Feb 6th & 27th, Mar 5th & 19th, Apr 2nd, 16th & 30th, May 14th & 28th, Jun 11th & 25th. If you can help or need additional information please call Joyce Smyth at 669-2085.

Retirees Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 13th from noon to 2pm. Please see sign up sheet. Watch for more details!

Fundraiser Concert on February 25th at 7:30pm at Immanuel with proceeds to the Immanuel Refugee Fund. Come for the fun entertainment of “REWIND” performing hot hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and more! Coffee, tea and dainties included in your $12.00 ticket. We need your help with dainties and workers – please sign up on sheet in the Amen corner. For tickets please contact Lynne Strome, Dianne Tucker or call Sharon in the office.

Immanuel Blanket Makers will be gathering on Tuesday, March 27th from 3:00 – 8:30pm. Bring your scissors and sewing machine if you have one and a friend or two. Dinner will be provided so sign up so that we can plan. If you have any questions, just call Martha @ 667-6079 or Cindy @ 669-1198. Donations can be made by marking your envelope “Blanket Makers”.

“Snow Night” February 23rd to February 24th a.m. (Safe Night off Winnipeg Streets). A special pyjama party free from violence , harm, hunger, and exploitation for Women and Transgendered Sex Trade Workers. Donations are required to provide a safe place to sleep, food, resources, games, crafts, make-up, hairstyling, gift bags, door prizes. Donations of only NEW items could be: blankets, pillows, 2 piece pj sets, cozy slippers, socks, underwear, manicure/make-up supplies, nailpolish, headbands, hair clips, combs, brushes, mitts, hats, scarves, snacks, door prizes and money to purchase supplies. For volunteer opportunities please call Dianne Bussey @ 949-2100. For donations please place them in the blue basket in the kitchen. The items will be delivered on February 15th. Any questions please see Muriel Kenyon or contact Sharon in the office.

Westminster Concert Organ Series presents Scott Dettra from Washington, D.C. TODAY, Sunday, February 12th at 2:30pm at Westminster United Church. Tickets are $25 at McNally Robinson or at the door. See poster on bulletin board.

Flower Policy Anyone wishing to place flowers in the church, please sign Flower Calendar for a date of your choice. You are then invited to bring your own flowers. I am available to help with choices regarding colors or flowers. Either contact me or the church office to place an announcement in the church bulletin. Sharon Barbour 668-4571.

Our website is

immanuelunitedchurch.net

Scripture Reader: Sharon Doerksen

Remember our Red River Co-op gas number is 193228.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Feb 12th

2:00 – 6:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Monday, Feb13th

7:00 – 9:00 pm Immanuel Players
8:00-9:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Tuesday, Feb 14th

9:30 am Study Group
7:00 pm Finance Committee Mtg
Wednesday, Feb 15th

7:00 – 9:00 pm Immanuel Players
7:00 pm Women’s Study Grp
8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Feb 16th

9:30 am Study Group
7:00 pm Choir Practice
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous
Friday, Feb 17th

8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
8:00 – 10:30 pm Church Jehovah Nissi
Saturday, Feb 18th

10:30 am – 1:30pm Immanuel Players
5:00 – 10:00 pm Church Jehovah Nissi

I will be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Have a great week everyone! Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

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