a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

Newsletters have been emailed. If you receive a hard copy they are available in the AMEN corner. If you would prefer an emailed copy please let Sharon in the office know.

Sunday Worship Duties Please note that one of our members can no longer fulfill her coffee duties. We are looking for a volunteer to take on this duty for the remainder of the year, which amounts to 4 Sunday’s between now and the end of June. Please see Teri Gartner if you are able to help. Thank you.

The 2018 United Church Calendars are now available. They are $6.00 each. Please call the office or see Pat Schulz after worship.

2018 Offering Envelopes are ready for pick up in the AMEN corner. Please report any errors or changes to Connie Kryschuk. Thank you!

Two Important Dates Wednesday, December 6th– Open House #3 to review the design of the project-6:30 pm Tuesday, December 12th – Public Meeting of the Community Committee @ City Hall to complete our presentation – 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend both meetings.

White Gift Sunday is TODAY. 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 you are able.

Pre-Advent Dinner This year’s Pre-Advent Dinner will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 5-7pm. Come and join us in this time of fellowship. Please see sign up sheet in the AMEN corner.

On December 10,2017, 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 200 countries wrote more than 4.5 Million messages in 2016. Your words protected people and communities around the globe whose Human Rights are under attack. Please join us after worship on December 10, 2017 where we will have available, information on the urgent cases highlighted for 2017, writing materials and sample letters. If you have any questions please contact Karen Turk or Marg Smith.

Affirm Talks Overcoming marginalization in our community focusing on LGBTQ2 persons. The evening features four speakers and will take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 7-9pm at Transcona Memorial United Church, 209 Yale Ae. W. This is a free event and all are welcome! See poster on bulletin board for details. Immanuel’s contribution to this event is to bring cookies for the refreshment time. If you can contribute, please sign up on the sheet in the Amen corner. Many Thanks!

The Truth and Reconciliation Interest Group at John Black United Church, 898 Henderson Hwy., invites you to attend a presentation by Dr. Mary LeMaitre on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Dr. LeMaitre, a professor at the University of Winnipeg, will speak on the topic “Beyond the Colonial Stereotypes and Structures We Have Inherited.” Please join us as we continue our learning in response to the TRC calls to action.

Observer Subscription Renewals If you would like to renew or start a new subscription, please call Sharon in the office or if paying by cheque, please make it payable to Immanuel United Church and mark “Observer” on your offering envelope. The cost is $25 for the year. Deadline is Tuesday, January 9th.

THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Tuesday, Nov 28th 6:00 pm Beginner/Gentle Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:30 pm Flow Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Nov 30th 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Dec 1st 8:00 pm Alanon Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Saturday, Dec 2nd 10:00 am Gentle Flow Yoga Sanctuary/Auditorium
2:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
5-7pm Pre-Advent Dinner Sanctuary/Auditorium
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