a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

The Flowers Today are in memory of Cecil Smyth and parents, Winnie and Bert Smyth and Jean Bowman remembered with love from Joyce and Family.

Newsletters have been emailed. If you get a hard copy they are in the AMEN corner. If you would prefer to have an emailed copy please call Sharon in the office.

2017 United Church Calendars are now available. They are $6.00 each. Please call the office or see Pat Schulz after worship.

Advent Study Books are ready for pick up in the AMEN corner after Worship for those who ordered them. The cost is $21 each.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, November 24th at 1pm. Join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling, tea and conversation.

The Annual Pre-Advent Dinner will be held Saturday, November 26 from 5:00 to 7:00, providing an opportunity for us to move thoughtfully into the Advent season by considering this year’s theme of “Getting the Message.” This is a potluck supper, and all are invited and welcome. Please sign up on the sheet in the Amen corner. Come, and bring your family and friends for this time of feasting and preparation.

On December 4, 2016, we are holding our annual Amnesty International Write for Rights letter writing event. Each year around December 10th, International Human Rights Day, people from around the world come together to write letters calling for the protection and promotion of human rights. Amnesty supporters in 140 countries wrote more than 3.5 Million messages in 2015. Your words protected people and communities around the globe whose Human Rights are under attack. Please join us after worship on December 4, 2016 where we will have available, information on the urgent cases highlighted for 2016, writing materials and sample letters. If you have any questions please contact Karen Turk or Marg Smith.

White Gift Sunday is December 4th. We collect non-perishable food items, children’s gifts, hygiene products for babies and adults and really hope to gather cash funds to support refugees and the hungry. Please help as best you are able, and bring what you can on December 4th, 2016.

Hurricane Matthew The United Church of Canada is calling for prayers, and has launched an appeal for donations that will provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricane Matthew. If you would like to donate please mark “Hurricane Matthew” on your envelope.

Augustine Annual Art Sale includes Oak Table Artists. At Oak Table we feed the hungry and provide a safe community of compassion and hope to the homeless, the poor, and people living with mental and physical disabilities, as well as people with addictions or going through difficult transitions. On Wednesdays our artist’s program supports guests who enjoy encaustic painting, painting, drawing and crafts. A portion from the sale of their cards supports the program while the rest goes directly to the artist. Friday, November 25th from 3-9 and Saturday, November 26th from 10-5. Augustine United Church is located at 109 Pulford Street.

Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 7am to 10am at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson. Tickets are $20 each. Buy your tickets online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600890

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Monday, Nov 21st 8am-Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Nov 22nd 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Nov 23rd 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
Thursday, Nov 24th 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Nov 25th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Nov 26th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Sanctuary/Auditorium
5:00-7:00 pm Pre-Advent Dinner Sanctuary/Auditorium
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