Winfield United Church


Hi Everyone,
Please join us this Sunday morning at 10 am for our virtual service on ZOOM. You can join by clicking the button to the right (or below if you are on a mobile device).

This morning Joan will reflect on another Invention of Summer -- "Three Seeds."

Please join a little earlier if you want to say Good Morning to everyone. We'd like to start the service at 10 am at which point everyone will be muted. Please stay muted throughout the entire service unless you are asked to unmute yourself.
After the service you will have the chance to "visit" and talk to each other.

See you soon

P.S. Below is a shortened  Newsletter which will now come on Sunday morning once a week during the summer. Please scroll down for updates.


A video recording of the service along with the reflection will be available the following week on the church website.


Read July 5 reflection

Some of you will have events and worships in your own community where you can engage in learning about the systemic racism that continues in our society, and in our church, too – Others will perhaps not have access to local resources and for you I hope this workshop and others offered this month by LeaderShift can be a resource.
Allison Rennie

Regional Minister Pastoral Relations & Community of Faith Support/Leadership Director
Thank you for your continued support of Winfield United and the United Church's Mission and Service Fund during this unprecedented time of pandemic. Our building may be closed but we strive to keep our Church "open", with our online gatherings and keeping in touch with one another through phone calls and physically distant visits. Your gifts animate our mission. Offerings can be sent to the church office by mail or e-transfer.  
3751 Woodsdale Rd.
Lake Country, BC
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Joyce Short turned 97 this Thursday. Thanks to all at WUC for the good wishes and safe distance visits she received this week. Joyce is up beat and continues to do Tai Chi and walk the perimeter of the Lodge twice daily. Above is a photo taken on her birthday with her son Gordon who was visiting. Happy Birthday and year ahead to Joyce.
WUC Thrift Shop opened in July on Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  So far things have been going smoothly and they have been steadily busy with many drop off donations. In August Coordinators would like to open 3 days per week -- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Thank you all Thrift Shop volunteers, coordinators, and customers!
July 2020
Join at 10 am on Sunday by clicking the button below
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If you are new to ZOOM or have had problems connecting in the past, please take the time to watch the following tutorials.

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  • Sandy Hebert
  • Sharon Taylor & family
  • Don Sawatzky
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. 

Notes to our church family

Hi Everyone:

Just a note to wish everyone a happy healthy, safe summer and hope to see you all -- at least in the Fall!!!

Stay safe,
~ Gwen Zacharias

To all at Winfield United Church,

You will probably never know how much your friendship and support meant to Joan in those final months of her life. You showed in real life what it means to be a loving and caring community.

~ Jim Taylor
In her reflection this week, Joan will be referring to the book, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall-Kimmerer, an indigenous scientist and botanist who shows how other living beings -- asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass -- offer us gifts and life lessons.
* Transition / Visioning Team meets via Zoom on July 13 at 7 p.m.
* Circle of Peace meets via Zoom on July 14 at 4 p.m. Leader is Sharon Hartwick.
* Church Council meets via Zoom on July 14 at 7 p.m. .
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