Hi everyone,

Last week it was announced that the Friday newsletter is undergoing a re-tooling and will be shared on the last Friday of the month. The Sunday email will continue, including the Zoom link and the Prayer list. If there is a time sensitive announcement, it will be included in the Sunday email as well as in the Announcements portion of the Sunday service. Thank you for your feedback and for taking a moment to update your email preferences. If you didn't do so and would like to, you can find the link here:

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Change can sometimes feel like a taking away... and while we continue in the midst of COVID, we are well aware of this feeling. The newsletter is changing but it is not disappearing. Sometimes we need to evaluate what we do and why we do it and ask if this is the only way. Technology helps us do so many things more efficiently and we strive to keep pace with it.  We would also like to see our website utilized more and become the hub for information-sharing. So while the newsletter will look different, the sentiment with which it is created is the same. We are still in this together, caring and sharing as a community.  
I wish you all a lovely weekend and I look forward to being with you on Sunday morning.


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Thank you all for your continuing love and prayers.
Emily continues to make good progress.  She is now out of ICU in the Cardiac Recovery Ward, still needing occasional oxygen and c-pap assistance with breathing and feeding tube, with a possible discharge in the next week or so hoped for. 
Love and gratitude for being with us on this journey,
Sharon, Bruce, Sofie and Sandra, Roy & Emily😊
Mugs & Mornings is starting up again!
Every Thursday starting on February 4 until March 25.

Join friends for a catch up on news and happenings
on Thursday mornings 10 - 11 am.
This group is self-led with no agenda other than the conversation of the day :)

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Meeting ID: 968 8416 4898
password: coffee

Broadview Magazine

It is time to renew or subscribe to the Broadview Magazine, the United Church magazine full of interesting articles on various topics. The cost is $25.00 incl. tax. Please make your cheques payable to Winfield United Church and mark on the cheque or envelope that it is intended for ordering Broadview. You can also send and e-tranfer to
The deadline for ordering is Friday February 19th, 2021.
3 free trial subscriptions for a year
If you are interested in reading Broadview and haven't subscribed before, give Jane Vatkin a call at  250-765-3130. The first 3 people that contact her receive the free trial subsciption.
Our Annual General Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday March 28, 2021 after the service on ZOOM.
Budget Suggestions are due by Feb. 2
Reports are due by Feb. 22
The Thrift Shop has not reopened yet but will accept donations from the congregation early to prevent a overflow when we do open.
Bring your clean, gently used items on Tuesdays, Feb 7 between 9 am and 12 pm. 
We have a limited number of the Winfield United calendars made by John Greenough left at the office. If you would like one, let us know.


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).
Thrift Stop Meeting
February 1, 2021 at 9 am.
Thrift Stop Re-Opening
Tentative date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 
Worship Ministry Team Meeting
February 9, 2021 10 am on ZOOM.
Council Meeting
February 9, 2021 4 pm on ZOOM.
M & P Meeting
February 12, 2021 at 9:30 am on ZOOM.
March 28, 2021 on ZOOM after the service.
January 2021


Rev. Joan Kessler
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Church Office Administrator
Verena Velten

Pastoral Care
Sandy Bogardis
Fran Schulz
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Barbara Snowball

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Muriel and Tom Cockrell

Sandy Semple

Peter Pryor

Lynne Roming

Sandra & Roy and baby Emily

Sharon Taylor and family

Don & Bev Sawatzky and family

staff and residents of care homes
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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