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Postponement of Congregational Meeting: Due to an oversight, the congregational meeting scheduled for today, February 5th, was not announced in worship last Sunday. Congregational meetings must be announced on two consecutive Sundays in order to be duly constituted. Hence, we are calling a meeting of the Immanuel congregation on Sunday, February 12th, immediately following worship. The purpose of this meeting is to strike a Ministry Profile Committee to work with a Conference Settlement Commission representative in assessing the ministry needs of the congregation. When the work of this Committee is done, a Search Committee will be struck. The Search Committee may include some of the members of the Ministry Profile Committee, but it is not an expectation that Ministry Profile Committee members would remain on the Search Committee. If you are interested in letting your name stand for the Ministry Profile Committee, please speak to a member of the Council in advance, or come to the meeting prepared to place your name on the slate. We need a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 members. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to let your name stand, please speak to a Council member and ensure that your name is put forward at the meeting. (Please note that the postponement of this meeting will not delay the overall process, as the Conference Settlement Committee rep will not be appointed until February 14th.)

Annual Stroke Recovery Valentine Tea here at Immanuel on Saturday, February 11th from 11am to 2pm. Please see poster on the bulletin board for more details.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, February 9th at 1pm. You are welcome to join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling, tea and conversation.

S.N.O.W. Night Safe Night off Winnipeg Streets One night a year the community comes together to provide Winnipeg’s most marginalized women with a night of safety, comfort and pampering. For many marginalized women working in the sex trade, this is a rare occasion. Would you like to help?

Date: Feb 16 and 17th for the 10th annual. Donations of new items welcome:

– New slippers, socks, underwear (adults sizes small to XXXL)

– Pyjamas (adult sizes-warm and cozy 2 piece flannel)

– New manicure, makeup supplies

– New headbands, hair clips, hair elastics, combs, brushes

– New mitts, hat and scarves

– Door prizes and raffle baskets(door prizes every hour)

– Money donations to buy supplies~If making a monetary donation, please use an offering envelope marked S.N.O.W. Night and it will be sent to the organizers. Thank You.

– Time – female volunteers

Ask Joy Weizel and Muriel Kenyon for further information. Please place donations in the blue container in the kitchen. TODAY, Sunday, Feb 5, 2107 is the last day to donate. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for `Just a Warm Sleep` This winter, Winnipeg lost a community member to the cold – and that was heartbreaking. 1JustCity felt it needed to respond. As the people who visit our drop-ins during the day told us about the cold, brutal nights outside – it didn’t feel right to lock our doors at night. 1JustCity is pleased to announce that ‘Just a Warm Sleep’ is opening Thursday, January 26th until Friday, March 31st with support from Bear Paw Security, The Salvation Army, and in partnership with Augustine United Church. ‘Just a Warm Sleep’ is in need of volunteers. Information sheet on the bulletin board.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Tuesday, Feb 7th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 8th 2:00 pm Women`s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
Thursday, Feb 9th 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Feb 10th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb 11th 11am-2pm Stroke Recovery Tea Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
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