Dear Friends,

Happy Season of Easter to you all.  I hope this note finds you well this week. In spite of COVID-19, we continue to gather and be a supportive community in new ways.  

At our Council meeting this past week, members felt it important to provide you all with a financial update after one month of church closure. Our revenue for March was $12,774.50, which included Thrift Store support and rental income (approx. $5,700.00).  Our expenses for the month which included salaries, mortgage payment, insurance and utilities were $20,906.04. Hence, our shortfall for March is $8,131.54. We are fortunate to have reserve funds to cover the difference. We are also awaiting information on applying for the 75% wage subsidy offered by the Federal Government. Maintaining current staffing levels was expressed as the priority in this time of closure and will be continually monitored. We do not know how long we will be refraining from gathering in the church building. I see this as a time of living "in between", of wanting to do things as we've done but being responsible to our current financial position. We will keep you updated as we continue to gather virtually over the coming weeks. Your contribution of time, talent, and treasure are love made visible.  Thank you!

May the hope of Easter continue to be close to you and certain, just as the rising of the sun. Until next time....

Peace be with you all,



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Thank you! Thank you to all who have continued to support Winfield United Church through PAR and mailed in offerings during this time of closure. We rely on monetary support to meet our budget. Our gatherings are taking place through ZOOM and we recognize that it is easy to get off schedule. We look forward to providing worship services via the ZOOM platform and more fully utilizing our new website. Offerings can be mailed to the church or sent by e-transfer to the church's email address

3751 Woodsdale Rd.
Lake Country, BC
V4V 1X2

Your continued stewardship will help ensure the mission and ministry of our faith community continues.
Thank you!


Join friends for a catch up on news and happenings every Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 - 10 am

Note: This group is self-led with no agenda other than the conversation of the day :)

Meeting ID: 968 8416 4898
Password: coffe3
(same meeting ID and password for all meetings)
Dial by phone: +1 778 907 2071 
Meeting ID: 968 8416 4898
Password: 314038
Find your local number:

Circle of Peace ONLINE

Everyone is welcome every Tuesday at 4 pm to connect hearts and voices with:
+ A live video check-in
+ Shared inspirational messages
+ Centering meditation and silence
+ Individual and group prayer for one another, our community & world.

Join every week with this same ZOOM link
Meeting ID: 488 875 450
Password: peace
Dial in by phone: +1 778 907 2071 
(Find your local number:


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
Hello everyone.

We hope you are all staying safe, social distancing and being kind to one another. As you all probably know we offer energy treatments at the church for anybody who would like to come and receive them. Right now we cannot offer these treatments in person but we can do something a little bit different. We can offer distant healing which is exactly that, healing from a distance. It’s very simple and effective. Energy is not limited by time or distance. All you have to do is phone and make an appointment. At the scheduled time find a quiet place that you can lie down, light a candle if you feel like you would like to, close your eyes and give your body permission to accept any healing energy that comes your way. The treatment will last from 20 to 30 minutes. If you phone to book an appointment we will give you more information at that time or answer any questions you may have. Hopefully at this very stressful time in our lives we will be able to reduce some of your anxiety and you will know that you are not alone through this. For more information or to book your appointment contact Sandy Bogardis (250-766-2542) or Sharon Hartwick (250-548-0074).


Website & MEMBER Area

1. Created a "member account" on the Winfield United Church website.
2. log into the member area
(top right of the page) with your email address and chosen password and go the the "MEMBERS" tab.
3. join or view the "God Moments Group."
4. Share your God Moments or Celebrations.

If you have questions please contact Verena.
April 2020


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

Church Office Administrator
Verena Velten

Pastoral Care
Sandy Bogardis
Fran Schulz


Thank you to Bill and Gordon for checking on the church on Mondays and Fridays and doing all of the upkeep that needs to be done on a regular basis.

If you want to nominate a person to receive Kudos, please send an email to Verena.


Jim Taylor
Susanna B.
Lyn Krastal
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. 


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