News | the week of October 8

The readings for Sunday October 14 are Job 23:1-9, 16-17 and Mark 10:17-31.

The Emotional Wellness Network (what we used to call the Mental Health Support Group) will meet at McNally’s Books (Grant Park) on Tuesday October 9 at 7pm for the launch of Gayleen Gaeke’s book Invisible, a chronicle of healing from childhood physical/sexual abuse. The plan is to attend the launch and then stay for coffee to continue the conversation. The purpose of the Network is to provide support and connection opportunities for anyone facing mental/emotional challenges, as well as those who have friends or family members who are facing such challenges… all of us, in other words.

Hear the Silence – Saturday October 20, 7pm at the church. A liturgy of music, prayer, readings, and stillness, led by Gord Johnson and Larry Campbell.

The Sunday 4pm liturgy gathers on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month through the fall, with the next one happening on October 21. This 40 minute liturgy is geared to families with younger children, but is certainly welcoming to people of all ages.

LivingRoom Liturgy – We’ve got one of our house communion events set for Thursday November 1 (All Saints Day), which we’re framing as an evening on which musicians and songwriters are encouraged to bring along their instruments and songs to share. We’ll have a sign up sheet at the church this Sunday evening, but you can also sign up by contacting us.

ideaExchange – November 6, 7:30pm – Dr. Cathy Campbell – ”Radically Hospitable: Being Church in the midst of Neighbourhood Renewal.” In this session, Cathy will outline the challenges and theology behind converting St Matthew’s Anglican Church – an unsustainable church building in West Central Winnipeg – into a multi-purpose complex called The WestEnd Commons.

SCM Political Theology Series – A free weekly Wednesday mid-day series that will be of interest to some people. The series runs for five more weeks, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:20pm at the University of Winnipeg (Manitoba Hall – 4M47). Up this week is Bill Blaikie, and the following week it is David Widdicombe from St Margaret’s Church.  More information is available online by clicking here.


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