News from Winfield United Church
Don't forget: Daylight Savings starts this Sunday at 2 am in the morning. We'll loose an hour as the clock springs forward from 2 to 3 am. Hope to see you all bright and early.
Join us this Sunday morning, March 8 at 9:50 am for worship service.
Theme: Spirit, Blow through Us
Word for All Ages: The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony
Reading: John 3: 1-17
Reader: Penny Gambell
Music:  Elaine Towgood on piano, Mike Schwartzentruber on guitar, and Jim Taylor on djembe drum.  
Coffee Service: Arlene Erho

See you on Sunday! 
Join us this Sunday afternoon, March 8 at 2:30 pm for a
Covenanting Service
to celebration the new relationship between Winfield United Church and Rev. Joan Kessler.  
Refreshments to follow.
Circle of Peace
You are invited to Circle of Peace - contemplative gatherings for silence, reflection, prayer and song. Every Tuesday at 4 pm.
Everyone is welcome! For more info please contact Sharon Hartwick 778-212-5774

Meet the Aramaic Jesus 
Monthly, every third Thursday, 12:20-2pm. 
Experience the Disciple’s Prayer as spoken by Jesus through movement and Aramaic chant - a language rich in heart-wisdom. No experience needed!
Next gathering: Thursday, March 20th at Winfield United in the sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call Fran Jasiura 250.681.2248 or Sharon Hartwick.  

Join us for our FAZNIGHT - Family Costume Party on Saturday, March 14th from 5pm to 8pm. Send winter on it's way with a fun-filled celebration with colourful costumes, food, and lively music.
•  DJ Froggystylz
Kiki the Eco Elf
and more...

This is an attendee supported event. We suggest a $5 entry per person to cover supplies, food, and entertainment. We'll be providing hot dogs, tater tots and drinks and you can help by bringing a fruit, veggies, appetizers or dessert.

If you would like to help with set-up, clean-up or prepping food please let Verena know.

Thanks so much for your support!

Hope to see you!
Home Along & Babysitting course for children ages 10 yrs + up
Thursday March 19, 2020 9 am - 2:30 at Winfield United Church.
For more info or to register call/text 250-317-2868 or go to
Embodying our Creative Spirit
– a contemplative retreat exploring art and Authentic Movement
Friday, June 5 – Monday, June 8, 2020
with Lois Huey-Heck and Tannis Hugill
Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC
for more info visit the Pacific Jubilee website.
Scripture Readings
Proverbs 8: 1-4; 22-31  and The Messenger by Mary Oliver

Reflection snippet:
Wisdom is not an intellectual understanding alone. Its practical and active as well as theoretical and contemplative. Wisdom orders our Everything. She is the Divine Energy at work all around us…she was there in the created order of the cosmos…before the beginning. And she is still here, standing at our crossroads of life. Is Wisdom the answer to our questions….or might she be the question to our answers…?

Read Joan's refection "Wisdom"

Attendance Figures for March 1, 2020 (AGM)
Attendance: 58 adults; 4 children
Weekly contributions including Par: $2016.65 
Thrift Shop sales for month of February, 2020: $5,108.00

PAR: To have your donations automatically withdrawn from your bank account or make a change to PAR please contact Treasurer,
Mae Husk: or 250-766-3245

  • Holy Conversation: A place to discuss sermon topics and practice some deep listening that usually takes place every Wednesday, from 2:30 – 4 pm.
  • Choir Practice: Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm. If you are interested in joining the choir please talk to Mae Husk or Elaine Towgood. Next practice is on February 6 at 7pm.
  • Women Walkers & Talkers Group meets EVERY Friday at 9:30 am on the North side of Winfield United parking lot for an easy-going walk followed by easy-going conversation at a local cafe or restaurant. Find out about plans and location in the office from Verena.  If you don’t want to walk or are unable to walk but would like to join for coffee, please call the office at 250-766-4458 to find out time and place.
  • Men’s Breakfast: Every 3rd Saturday in a month at 8am at A&W. Contact Tom Cockrell at to get on the mail list for future notices if you are interested. 
  • Recorder Practice: Every Monday at 3 pm. Contact Karen Gibbons at or 250-766-3650.
  • Knitting & Crochet Group: Every other Monday at 9:30 Everyone is welcome to join our group to knit, crochet & and socialize. Please join even if you are a beginner. Joan Taylor and Mary-Jo McQuaid will be there to guide you. Next get-together is on March 16.
  • Council meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 3 pm
  • Spiritual Nurture Team meeting: Monday, March 9, 6 pm
A bit of HUMOUR

PLEAE NOTE: Due to Spring Break I will be in the office on March 17 - 19 from 11 am to 3 pm. On Friday, March 20 the office will be closed.

Wishing you joy and sunshine,


Verena Velten

Office Administrator Winfield United Church
3751 Woodsdale Road, Lake Country, BC

Rev. Joan Kessler's drop-in hours:
Tues 10am - noon and Thu 1pm - 2pm

Contact Joan at 780-512-3916 or

Office: 250-766-4458
Office hours: Tues - Fri: 9am - noon

Thrift Shop: 250-766-3387
OPEN Tues - Thurs & Sat: 10am to 2pm

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