a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Governance Structure Files are in the AMEN corner. Please check your file regularly. If you need a file added please contact Sharon in the office or email her at iuchurch .

Choir practices take place on Thursdays at 7pm. If you would like to participate in the choir you are most welcome.

Kitchen Clean Upwill take place this Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Please come and join Cindy and Connie for the evening. Some of the highlights will include defrosting the refrigerator, scouring the stoves and washing the cupboards (inside and out). We have limited supplies, so please bring your favourite cleaning products and lots of elbow grease.

This is the Tenth Anniversary of Immanuel’s serving as a Winnipeg Harvest site! In order to celebrate the past ten years of receiving, giving and learning in the local community, the Immanuel Harvest group will be sharing in worship leadership at our regular 11:00 time on Sunday, October 6, 2013. They invite you, as you are able, to bring a tin for the bin and come celebrate with them. October 6th also is Worldwide Communion Sunday, so we will gather at the communion table to break bread together and look to the day when all people everywhere will have enough food to eat.

I’m Planning a Study on Hal Taussig’s book A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-First Century, on Tuesday evenings beginning in mid-October. This will be an indepth study that requires reading at home between gatherings. If you are interested in participating, please sign up on the sheet in the Amen Corner. The cost of the book is about $40. Please speak to me privately if the cost would prohibit your participation. Nancy

Newsletter Submissions are due by Tuesday, October 8th. Please hand in to Sharon in the office or email to iuchurch .

Sunday School Please note that there will be no Sunday school classes on October 13th, but supervision will be available upstairs if needed.

Fowl Supper will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 4-7 pm. Tickets are now available and prices are Adults: $15.00, Family: $40.00 (includes 2 adults and children under 14 yrs), Children (8-14 yrs) $8.00, Children 7 and under free. Sign up sheets are in the AMEN corner.

Faith Horizons 2013 Discipleship: Discovery, Development, Deployment with The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber & The Rt. Rev. Donald Phillips. Saturday, October 5th from 9am to 4pm at St. Mary’s Academy, 550 Wellington Crescent. For more information please see the bulletin board.

Second Fridays at the Centre for Christian Studies

“Second Fridays” is a free presentation and discussion series sponsored by the Centre for Christian Studies, held at noon-hour at CCS on the second Friday of each month. Structured a bit like the “Ted Talks”, Second Fridays features a brief story/idea/explanation/inspiration from a guest speaker followed by group discussion. The theme for this fall is “Faith and the Arts”. Friday, October 11th at noon “Hospitality and the Arts” with guests Jamie Howison and barb janes. Call 204-783-4490. Everyone welcome. Bring your lunch and your curiosity. For more information and to see the other speakers lined up for the fall, visit www.ccsonline.ca/second-fridays or see poster on the bulletin board.

Faith in the City On November 1st-3rd, Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue and the Knowles-Woodsworth Centre (UW) are presenting the first annual ecumenical, congregationally-based conversation, exploring the intersections of a justice-seeking church and urgent social and cultural matters.

Theme for 2013: Following Jesus…into Politics?

– Friday evening(7pm) Keynote address with Bill Blaikie

– Saturday (9am-4pm): Interactive sessions with clergy, city activists, theologians, politicians and registrants

– Sunday (10:30am): Special worship service

For more information and to register, visit: www.faithinthecityaugustine.blogspot.ca or call 204-284-2250.

Note: September 30th registration deadline for “early bird” discount.

Scripture Reader: Joy Weizel

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Tuesday, Oct 1st 9:30 am Study Group
5:30 – 6:30 pm

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Gentle Pace Yoga

Beginner/Intermediate Flow Yoga

Wednesday, Oct 2nd 6:30 pm Clean-up (Kitchen)
7:00 pm Women’s Study Group
8:00 pm AA Group
Thursday, Oct 3rd 7:00 pm Choir Practice
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous
Friday, Oct 4th 8:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group
Saturday, Oct 5th 9:15 – 10:15 am

10:45 – 11:45 am

Gentle Pace Yoga

Glow Yoga II

2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous
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