a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

This Morning Jane Nicholls will take the pulpit, to lead us in worship and share her faith story with us. Jane, we’re grateful for the gift you are offering in our midst this morning. Please note that Nancy is away this weekend, but will be back in the office on Tuesday.

The Sharing Basket You will see a white basket under the front stairs marked The Sharing Basket. As an outreach effort we collect items for the third Sunday of each month to supply some of the needs at North End Community Ministry and St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, according to their wish lists, which are posted in the AMEN corner. We will now include our own Winnipeg Harvest depot , which has requested our help specifically , to augment the supply of feminine hygiene products and, currently, diapers sizes 2 and 5. Thank you for your generous help. The next Sunday is May 15th to donate as you are able.

Golspie Club Wind-Up Luncheon will be held this Thursday, May 12th at Noon.

For anyone on PAR who indicated a change on their pledge cards, the information has been forwarded and will take effect in May. Please check your bank statements and report any errors or omissions to Connie Kryschuk at 204-669-3129.

Annual Reports have been emailed. There are limited hard copies in the AMEN corner.

The Immanuel Annual Congregational Meeting will be woven through our worship on May 15, 2016, beginning at 11:00. Our worship and the meeting will take place around round tables in the sanctuary. Please come prepared to share your wisdom and your hope for the next year of the congregation’s work and witness. Because May 15th is Pentecost, the celebration of the Holy Spirit’s descent upon the church, you are invited to wear red, yellow and/or orange to worship and to meet.

Pride Parade Come and join in the Pride Parade with others from Immanuel and other United Churches on June 5th at 12 noon. Sign up sheet in in AMEN corner so rides can be arranged if necessary. For more information talk to Muriel after her return on May 27th.

Retirees Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 14th from noon to 2pm. Please see sign up sheet in the AMEN corner.

Front Church Doors will be locked at all times. Please call ahead or use the buzzer for access. Thank you

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, May 9th 8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, May 10th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5-9pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, May 12th Noon Golspie Club Luncheon Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, May 13th 7:00 pm Alateen Group Upstairs Lounge
8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, May 14th 10am to Noon Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
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