A Blue Christmas Service
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 pm
This is an opportunity when we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God.
This time has been called the “long dark night of the soul” and “the winter of our discontent” in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming.
In this service, we will recognize that this is not a season of joy for everyone. God knows our pain and loves us unconditionally. We will invite you to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sadness you may feel and offer it to God for healing and transformation, even as we hear words of solace and encouragement. We pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
See what we’ve been up to inside the Christmas 2018 Newsletter. Download it here.
Please join us on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. for a wonderful concert by the B-Side Apostles — the duo of Larry Updike and Eric Boorman.
Larry Updike has been playing and singing country music all of his life. He is retired from a 40-year career in radio and is happy to be singing and enjoying the music that means so much to him.
Eric Boorman has travelled the world playing all styles of music for over 40 years but his favourite place is playing country music with Larry.
Tickets are $10 and snacks and refreshments will be served following the concert.
Please contact Barrie at 204-663-6744 for tickets.
The UCW of North Kildonan United Church invites everyone to their annual Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Featured will be home baking, crafts, deli items, kids touch ‘n take table, and our delicious perogies. After shopping, enjoy refreshments in the Lower hall. Everyone is invited! Continue reading
On Saturday, September 29, we at North Kildonan United Church will be joining with animal lovers around the world in the annual practice of “Blessing the Animals.” Every year, “Blessing of the Animals” services occur in conjunction with World Animal Day, an international day of action that began in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, to highlight the plight of endangered species and in remembrance of the great love and respect for animals, and indeed of all creation, of St. Francis of Assisi — the patron saint of peace, ecology, and animals, whose feast day is traditionally held on October 4. Continue reading
North Kildonan United Church invites everyone to our worship services, programs and activities planned for the upcoming year. Our Sunday school, youth group, men’s club, United Church Women, Bible study, choir and many other groups will be starting up. Sunday school registration begins Sept. 9 and we’re holding an Open House on Sept. 16 — if you’re new to the neighbourhood, please drop by. Be sure to check the calendar in this newsletter, the weekly church news and our website to keep informed. Our Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. with coffee and fellowship following the service. We are a friendly and welcoming congregation!
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 12 – IT’S QUIZ NIGHT!
At North Kildonan Community Centre, 1144 Kingsford Place.
Book your table now to reserve a spot – remember 8 people per table. Only 20 tables will be made available.
Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase. A late lunch will be served to all ticket holders.
We are looking for new items for our prize table so if you have anything to donate, please contact Peggy (204-668-2501).
Tickets are $15 per person.
If you join us for service on June 10, you’ll be able to join with the North Kildonan United choir as we perform a version of Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s This Train. The choir’s version will be a little different but here’s a youtube video of the original.
Take a look at what’s been happening at North Kildonan United Church — download our spring newsletter.
A Film Series for Lent (and Beyond)
This year during Lent, we are exploring the themes of love, transformation and self-sacrifice as depicted in the movies.
All movies start at 1:30 and are followed by a half-hour small group discussion. Admission is free.
Donations to offset refreshment costs would be appreciated.