WINFIELD UNITED CHURCH

NEWS & UPDATES

Hi everyone,
 
Last week, I touched on the Transition and Visioning Team that has been created to look at moving ahead in a post-COVID world. We have met and have had some very lively conversation with everyone sharing their experiences and ideas. At our last meeting, we looked at what we do well: welcome, share food, the Thrift Store, Eat Play Love gatherings, God Moments, Refugee sponsorship, Zoom services.  We also looked at our struggles: lack of volunteers, building maintenance, presence in the wider community and public relations. This discussion could be described as taking  an inventory of our strengths and our weaknesses. We will be considering the shape of Sunday gatherings at our next meeting. This is exciting work for us. COVID, in my humble opinion, will not define us, but with the building not presently available to us, it has pushed us to look at what we do and why we do it. We will be also looking at ways to involve the congregation and keep you informed and collect your feedback.  
 
This Sunday, we will commemorate World Refugee Sunday and welcome some special guests.  Winfield United has supported the arrival of families and individuals through the efforts and dedication of volunteers on CORC (Central Okanagan Refugee Committee) of which this church is an active member.  We hope you can join us on this special Sunday and hear of their experiences.  
 
Peace to you all,
Joan

For our Sunday virtual gatherings, you are invited to light a candle and hold it up when I light the candle at the beginning of our service.

LAST WEEK

Watch last week's service
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Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~ Aesop

Thank you for your continued support of Winfield United and the United Church's Mission and Service Fund during this unprecedented time of pandemic. Our building may be closed but we strive to keep our Church "open", with our online gatherings and keeping in touch with one another through phone calls and physically distant visits. Your gifts animate our mission. Offerings can be sent to the church office by mail or e-transfer.  

3751 Woodsdale Rd.
Lake Country, BC
V4V 1X2
winfieldunitedchurch@shaw.ca

NEWS FROM THE THRIFT STORE

Reopening July 2, 2020!


Welcome back! We missed you.
Things will be different now!
For more information visit the website.
Hours: Thur & Sat 10 - 2 pm

OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS

MUGS & MORNINGS
Join friends for a catch up on news and happenings every Thursday at 10 am. This group is self-led with no agenda other than the conversation of the day.
Meeting ID: 968 8416 4898
Password: coffe3
Circle of Peace ONLINE
Everyone is welcome every Tuesday at 4 pm to connect hearts and voices.
The ZOOM link is emailed out every Tuesday.
HOLY CONVERSATION
Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm 
If you are interested in participating send an email to Verena and ask for the ZOOM link to join the virtual conversation.
Healing Pathways
For more information or to book your appointment contact Sandy Bogardis (250-766-2542) or Sharon Hartwick (250-548-0074).
UPCOMING FOR THE WEEK OF
June 2020
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CONTACT US

Minister
Rev. Joan Kessler
+1 (780) 512-3916

Church Office Administrator
Verena Velten

Pastoral Care
Sandy Bogardis
Fran Schulz
 
WEBSITE
Join virtual Sunday service

PRAYER LIST

Joan Phipps & family

Sandy Hebert

Jim Taylor with Sharon & family

Crystal and Lyn Krastal (friends of Colleen Moody)

If you have a prayer request you would like shared publicly in our email newsletter and website, please contact Joan or a member of the Pastoral Care Committee (Fran Schultz or Sandy Bogardis).  We will endeavor to respect the privacy of those named.
Requests can be submitted here. 
 

Attendance

for June 14
41 people on ZOOM 
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