Hi everyone,

Another week has come and gone and it's already the 15th of May. By now, you have likely heard the Province's plans to gradually start re-opening the economy. Dr. Bonnie Henry did specifically mention churches being able to resume services of less than 50 people with the necessary physical distancing protocols in place. There are many logistics to be sorted before a return to our building can occur, with safety of all involved being at the forefront of all our decisions. We thank you for your continued patience during this time. My hope is that with us being able to have increased social exposure to others in our family units/bubbles, those unable to access Zoom will find assistance in doing so.  

And speaking of Zoom, on May 31st, the Day of Pentecost, we will celebrate with a virtual sharing in Holy Communion. For this day, you are welcome to bring with you a piece of bread/cracker and some juice. You might wish to light a candle and set your own table to create a sacred space that is meaningful to you. My hope is that in sharing the elements together, at the same time, we will experience the essence of Communion Jesus left for us to continue. We are still here. We are still a community. We remember.  

I will be on Study Leave next week.
Thanks to Doug Martindale for leading ZOOM worship on May 23.
Take care, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

Peace, Joan


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Generosity is a spiritual practice that enables us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. By sharing our gifts with Winfield United and the United Church of Canada's Mission and Service fund, we help meet the needs of our community and beyond. During this time of closure, offerings can be mailed or e-transferred to the church office:

3751 Woodsdale Rd.
Lake Country, BC
V4V 1X2

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


We are all feeling somewhat cocooned these days but know when we emerge from this, we'll view the world around us with new eyes.

In keeping with this theme of emerging, your Pastoral Care Team would like to see our sanctuary vibrant with butterflies of all shapes, colours and sizes when the doors swing open again.

We invite everyone to participate in

creating butterflies 

keeping in mind that ALL ART IS BEAUTIFUL!

Get inspiration: click here


Milk 'n Cookies Story Time

Grab your favorite stuffy, blanket and a snack and join Joan for a story, an evening prayer, and time to catch up with your Winfield United friends on ZOOM every Thursday at 7:30pm. Parents are welcome to join. 
Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday evening :)

Meeting ID: 813 0082 9958
Password: goodnight

Join friends for a catch up on news and happenings every Thursday at 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

For more information or to book your appointment contact Sandy Bogardis (250-766-2542) or Sharon Hartwick (250-548-0074).

May 2020


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

Church Office Administrator
Verena Velten

Pastoral Care
Sandy Bogardis
Fran Schulz


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


Joan Phipps & family

Sandy Hebert

Jim Taylor with Sharon & family

Crystal, Susanna B., & 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. 


Mrs. Jones got a little too used to watching online worship from home.


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