a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Newsletter Submissions are due by Thursday, March 23rd. Please submit to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring to the office.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, March 23rd at 1pm. Join us for an afternoon of carpet bowling, conversation and tea.

The Ministry Profile Committee is inviting the participation of the congregation in describing who we are as a local church and what we are looking for in a minister. You may record your responses on the turquoise sheets in the AMEN corner and/or participate in a short meeting to take place TODAY after worship. Completed forms may be placed in the red folder in the AMEN corner or given to any of the committee members: Ruth Campbell, Sharon Doerksen, Ian Donnelly, Lorraine Kakegamic, Kerry LaRocque, Lynne Strome.

Immanuel Players are at it again! This year’s dessert play is “Things My Mother Taught Me”. It will be performed on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets will be available soon.

United Church Response to Refugees Seeking Sanctuary As has been in the news of late, there has been an increase in refugees seeking sanctuary by crossing the border from the United States into Canada. Many of these men, women and children are crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba. A number of people in our Conference of the United Church have expressed a desire to be supportive of those seeking sanctuary and are asking what actions they might take. After consultation with Jordan Basso, the minister at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson, with Lynne Sanderson, Chair of Agassiz Presbytery and with The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council’s Welcome Place, an agency that offers in-Canada protection services for refugee claimants arriving in the country, our Conference is inviting financial support for the ongoing work of Welcome Place. Donations may be made directly through the Welcome Place website or directed through your givings to Immanuel. Please mark your offering envelopes “Interfaith Immigration.” Letters and emails of caring and support to the congregation at St. Andrew’s United Church, Emerson would also be welcomed – c/o Jordan Basso, Box 89, Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0; jordanlbasso

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday, Mar 19th 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Mar 21st 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2:00 pm Women’s Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Mar 23rd 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Mar 24th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Mar 25th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
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