a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

With the permission of the Immanuel United Church Council, the Ministry Profile Committee is calling a congregational meeting for Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. At the meeting, congregational members will have the opportunity to respond to the Ministry Profile Report and to vote on the Motions/Recommendations of the Ministry Profile Committee. The report and the recommendations will be made available for review after worship on Sunday, April 9, or failing that, by email on Tuesday, April 11. In addition, copies of the report will be available at 5:30 before the meeting on Thursday, April 13. Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting.

If the recommendations are adopted, a Search Committee will also be elected at the meeting. The Search Committee may be the same as the Ministry Profile Committee, or may be different in whole or in part. If you are interested in serving on the Search Committee or would like to nominate someone, speak to any member of the Ministry Profile Committee. (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 at 7:30pm on April 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please spread the word to friends and family. Tickets are $15 and available in the AMEN corner or contact Sharon in the office.

Oak Table Spring Dinner 3 at Holy Rosary at 510 River on Saturday, April 29th with honoured guest Elsie Hughes. Reception at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 with a $30 Tax Receipt. After dinner entertainment and dinner catered by DeLuca’s. For tickets contact: Oak Table Office at 204-416-2240, Cindy at 204-895-8599 or email: oaktable444@shaw.ca . See poster on bulletin board.

Friendly Reminder Please remember to let Sharon in the office know if you are wanting to use space in the building for meetings, etc.

Annual Report Submissions are due by Monday, April 24th. Please email to iuchurch@mymts.net or bring into the office.

Retirees Luncheon will be held on May 2nd from Noon – 2pm. You are invited to our final luncheon before summer for food and fellowship. Our special guest will be Jordan Rogodzinski, a grade 12 student with cerebral palsy from Miles Mac Collegiate to share his experience of having his own Sports Show, the behind the scenes of preparing for it and the interviews with sports personalities that he has done. Please see sign up sheet for approximate numbers in the AMEN corner. Hope to see you there!

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, Apr 2nd 1-5pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Apr 4th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
5:00-9:00 pm Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Wednesday, Apr 5th 6:30-9:30 pm Immanuel Players Sanctuary/Auditorium
Thursday, Apr 6th 7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Apr 7th 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Apr 8th 2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
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