a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Many Thanks to the Stewardship Team for their thoughtful and skilled worship leadership last Sunday, and for setting us all to thinking about stewardship and its role in our life and faith.

Tax Receipts are ready and can be picked up from the AMEN corner. Please take a few minutes to review the enclosed giving details report and advise Connie Kryschuk of any errors by calling her at 204-669-3129.

Newsletter Submissions are due by Thursday, March 3, 2016. Please email to iuchurch or call Sharon in the office.

SNOW Night, February 18th to 19th Once a year the city’s female and transgendered sex workers are invited to a pampering sleepover organized by organizations providing them service. Would you like to help by donating to the event? Donations could include:

– New pyjamas, slippers, socks, lingerie

– Manicure or makeup supplies

– Snacks, cookies, chips, juice boxes

– DVD movies

– Door Prizes

All donations can be placed in the white laundry basket in the kitchen. Money is also accepted through the church. Thank you. Please see poster on the bulletin board and if you have any questions please call Joy Weizel or Muriel Kenyon.

Syrian Refugees Several people have asked how they can help as a volunteer or with donations to the many efforts being planned in Manitoba towards the resettlement of an expected 1,500 to 2,000 (and ongoing) refugees from the Syrian crisis.

There is now a provincial web portal which will be populated over the next few days with information and resources related to the resettlement.

It also has a phone number to the Red Cross Call Centre, which is coordinating offers of volunteer time and donations for groups here in Manitoba. They have an inventory of the organizations seeking help and will be able to direct callers to the appropriate one. The organizations are still developing their sense of what will be needed, so this list of opportunities will grow over the coming weeks. Please pass this number on to anyone who is interested.

Donations/Volunteer Offers (coordinated by Canadian Red Cross): 1-888-662-3211


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

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

Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator