a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Income Tax 2014 Receipts are ready for pick up in the AMEN

Feeding the 5000 – and beyond February 8th we welcome speaker James Kornelsen of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. He will elaborate on the work of the United Church and other members of this network in supporting small-scale farmers around the world.

Following worship, and with a light lunch, James will lead us in writing letters to our MPs on how Canada’s aid budget might better meet its intended goals of ending world hunger.

RETIREES LUNCHEON, February 10th at 12 noon. Mark your calendar. Watch for further details. Sign Up Sheet in Amen Corner.

Men’s Study Group Open to New Members The Men’s Study group has changed its meeting format. It now meets in the church every second Monday afternoon. This change creates more space for a larger number of participants. If any of the men of the congregation are interested in joining this group for discussion on current affairs, study and fellowship, you would be most welcome. Speak to one of the members about future meeting times and dates.

Male Volunteer needed for Immanuel Food Bank Duties twice a month (every second Monday) arrive at the church at 9am, help unload Winnipeg Harvest truck, sort and bag fresh produce in the kitchen and then you are free to go. If you can help please call Joyce Smyth @ 204-669-2085.

Volunteer Delivery Driversare needed to take the donations to St. Matthews Maryland. Goods will be gratefully received from 1:30-4:00 pm weekdays, EXCEPT Wednesdays. This is a ONCE A MONTH JOB to be shared by a few hopefully. A sign up sheet is posted on the AMEN bulletin board. Any questions please see Lynne Strome.

Newsletter Submissions are due by Tuesday, March 10th. Please email or bring into the office.

Safe Night off Winnipeg Streets: Snow Night February 19th, 7pm until February 20th, 8am. All women involved in the sex trade are invited to share a special night free from violence, harm, hunger and exploitation in a fun-filled all night pyjama party. “Donations of new toiletry items (such as lotions, perfumes etc.), accessories ( hair bands ,scarves etc.) nightwear, socks etc.or money to purchase supplies, are welcome.” Full list in the AMEN corner. Place donations in the white laundry basket in the kitchen. For more information contact Muriel @ 204-663-2504.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, Feb 2nd 8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
6:00 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb 3rd 9:30am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5-9pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb 4th 6:00 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
8:00 pm AA Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Feb 5th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Feb 6th 7:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group Upstairs Meeting Room/Upstairs Lounge
Saturday, Feb 7th 9am-1pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettor’s Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Sunday, Feb 8th 1:00pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium

I will be in the office Tues, Wed and Thurs mornings this week.

Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator

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