a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

A warm Immanuel welcome to Lucille Curtis, who recently has moved to this area and has transferred her membership from Kirkfield Park United Church. Lucille’s name has been placed on our Historic Roll, and we will extend the right hand of fellowship to her at a future service. Lucille, we’re glad we’ve found one another. You are most welcome among us here.

Income Tax Receipts As of January 29, the 2013 income tax receipts have been distributed and/or mailed out. For the people who made out a cheque to the United Church of Canada or to the Emergency Response Typhoon – Haiyan Relief, receipts will be sent to you directly from the United Church of Canada.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, February 13th at 1pm. All seniors are welcome.

Creating a new Stewardship Team: Immanuel is in the process of naming 2-3 people to form a Stewardship team which will begin its work in March. We are asking you, the congregation, to participate by generating names of people you believe have the gifts, who should be invited to discern if this work is something they are called to do at this time. Please put up to 4 names on the small, coloured sheet of paper you have been given this morning and place it in the box in the AMEN corner. Alternately you can email: nanette, with names you would recommend to this process.

A New New Testament: We will meet on February 11th at 6:30. Participants are asked to read “The Gospel of Truth” and “The Gospel of Mary,” together with their respective introductions.

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. (SAM) is having their annual Valentine Tea on Saturday, February 15th from 1-3pm at Immanuel. All are welcome.

Newsletter Submissions for the upcoming newsletter are Tuesday, March 11th. Please email iuchurch@mymts.net or see Sharon in the office.

Thank You to everyone who donated to Snow Night. This will be the last Sunday for the donations to be delivered to the event site. The organizers will now make gift bags for the women. Thanks again!

Second Fridays at CCS 12 noon~60 Maryland St.
The Centre for Christian Studies’ popular Second Fridays series of noon-time presentations and discussion continues. Second Fridays for January to March, 2014 are a joint project of CCS and the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, each month featuring an Aboriginal and a non-Aboriginal guest reflecting on common themes.

February 14 – Community. March 14 – Reconciliation. Visit www.ccsonline.ca/second-fridays for more information.

Westminster Concert Organ Series presents the 2nd Concert in their 25th season from Rochester, New York, Nathan Laube. Westminster United Church, Westminster Ave. at Maryland St., on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:30pm. $25 at the door or at McNally Robinson.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Feb 9th 1:30-3:30pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb 11th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30 pm “A New New Testament” Study Group Upstairs Meeting Room
5:30-6:30 pm Gentle Pace Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00-8:00 pm Beginner Intermediate Flow Yoga Upstairs Classroom
7:00-9:00 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb 12th 7:00-9:00 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm AA Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Feb 13th 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Feb 14th 7:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group Upstairs Meeting Room/Lounge
Saturday, Feb 15th 1-3pm Stroke Recovery Valentine Tea Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Sunday, Feb 16th 1:30-3:30pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
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