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In This Issue

Dear <<First Name>>,
It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of February and the second week of Lent.  We continue to be gathering on Zoom and remembering those who watch our recorded services week after week. There is the very distinct possibility that we will not be returning to Sunday mornings in the sanctuary any time soon. It is my hope that over the course of the Sundays in Lent we take some time to consider and talk about the changes we are facing as a congregation. These conversations will help us prepare for our Annual General Meeting which will take place on Zoom following the service on Sunday, March 28th. In the coming days, the budget will be shared with you all so that you have an opportunity to consider the time, talent and treasure you have to share with Winfield United in the year to come. The Transition and Visioning team has written a Mission Statement that we look forward to sharing with you at the AGM. The Annual Reports will be a digital document this year provided by email and on the website. However if you wish to order a printed copy to be picked up, please contact Verena at the office.
Keeping connected with one another as we begin a second year of COVID restrictions is so important. We have done an amazing job of adapting to the virtual environment, of making phone calls to check in with one another,  but we miss face to face, real time contact with our Winfield family.
Next Sunday, March 7th, we will have a Blessing of the Prayer Shawls. You will be invited to share audibly or write in the chat box your blessing for the shawls. Then the shawls will be placed on the chairs in the sanctuary. You are welcome to come by the Church and spend some quiet time of reflection or prayer and take a shawl home with you if you wish, remembering we are praying for and thinking of each other as we continue to be Together Apart.
Wishing you all a blessed Lenten journey. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday morning.


Family and Friend Caregiver Support Program

Help us build a support network for BC's voluntary caregivers of older friends/family members who use substances, alcohol or multiple prescription medications.
We are grateful to these voluntary caregivers. We hear many are feeling exhausted, invisible, overwhelmed, isolated and in need of support as they navigate their loved ones' substance and/or alcohol use.
Voluntary caregivers are asking for help to
  • connect
  • feel heard and listened to
  • build a support network across BC, including small/isolated communities
Meeting details:
  • Zoom calls, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on 4 consecutive Thursdays (March 4 - March 25, 2021)
  • Group size limited to 10 caregivers and 2 co-facilitators
  • Pre-registration and participation in all 4 weeks is necessary
To register/for more information: Call Michee at 236-335-5793, or connect by email at

Giving Monthly through PAR

Through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account, give to what matters to you most.


What are the benefits of PAR?

With PAR, you don’t have to worry about writing a cheque or forgetting to donate because life has thrown you a curveball. By signing up for PAR, you make a clear statement of what is important to you. You also give Winfield United the peace of mind that comes with knowing  your help is stable and reliable.

It’s really easy.

Complete the PAR Authorization Form and give it to Mae Husk or send it to the church office. You can indicate on the form how much your gift to Winfield United will be, and how much you would like to give to transform and save lives, inspire meaning and purpose, and build a better world through Mission & Service.

A dependable flow of contributions helps keep our church, and most importantly the good work our church does, on financially stable ground.

Thank you for your gift!

What happens if my financial circumstances change?

If at any time you want to increase the amount you are giving or decrease your support, simply inform Mae Husk or let Verena at the church office know.

Last Sunday

Sunday Service on February 21, 2021


Scripture Reading:

Genesis 9: 8-17


Holy One, holy one-ness,
who is in us and around us and beyond us,
Your wisdom come, your will be done,
in all the spaces in which you are found.
Give us each day sustenance and perseverance.
Remind us of our limits
as we give grace to the limits of others.
Separate us from the temptations of power,
and draw us into your community.
For you are the dwelling place within us,
the empowerment around us,
and the celebration among us,
now and forever.

Grace Cathedral, Womanist Lord's Prayer (amended JT)


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Prayer of the People

Rick Davison

Louise Miles and family

Jan Zickler

Barbara Snowball

Muriel & Tom

Harvey Walmsley

Sandy Semple

Peter Pryor

Lynne Roming, 

Sandra & Roy with baby Emily

Sharon Taylor and family

Don & Bev Sawatzky

staff and residents of care facilities

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