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This Week At Faith Nov 13-20 2016

Circles for Reconciliation

As a consequence of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Dr. Raymond Currie, a former professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, in partnership with Indigenous community members is organizing Circles for Reconciliation to further dialog and understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous people. These Circles are to have 10 members each, half of them indigenous and half non-indigenous. They will meet for 10 sessions to discuss a variety of pre-determined subjects such as Reconciliation, Public Opinion, Meaning of Land for Indigenous People, the Pass system, etc. Each session will last for 75 minutes and will include indigenous customs and cultural formats.

Faith Lutheran has been invited (with the approval of Council and the endorsement of the ELCIC) to organize and host a Circle for Reconciliation and we are inviting people to let us know of their interest in participating in such a Circle. We are particularly inviting people of indigenous background (aboriginal, Metis, Inuit or other First Nations) to join this group. If you are or know of anyone who might be interested, please ask them to
contact Orly Friesen jof26@shaw.ca or Pastor Chris pastorchris@faithlc.ca for further information.

Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser:

Come join us for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 19th from 8am – 10am at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2065 Pembina Hwy.

Faith Gardens Inc. will be hosting this fundraiser in support of the Pastoral Care Program at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home. Tickets are $14.00 and $10.00 from each ticket sold will go to this program. So if you want  “good food and fellowship” please be sure to get your tickets early as seating is limited and no tickets can be purchased at the door. We will be selling tickets in the Narthex after church every Sunday or you can call Susan Care at 204-253-4385 or Ross Feeney at 204-417-3101 for tickets and/or further information.

We Welcome Grands ‘n’ More Sunday

Please check out their items for sale before and after worship in the Narthex. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping while supporting African grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by aids.

Sunday School Special Advent Event for children and
their parents will be held from 8:30-9:45am. on Sunday, Nov 27 in the fellowship hall. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served, so no need to eat breakfast before hand. Members of the congregation are welcome to stop in before the church service and see what we’re doing.

November Special Appeal: Christmas Hampers

Christianity’s Jewish Roots with Music and Humour 
Phil Spevack will be bringing this one hour presentation to St. Luke’s Zion Lutheran Church (2903 McPhillips Street) on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. He has prepared this presentation as part of his multi-faith functions.  His objective is to foster understanding of Christianity’s Jewish roots and to rejoice in our similarities and differences.  All are invited to come and share in this experience.  Refreshments will follow the presentation. 


Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Cathy Zimmerman - Office Administrator
Our full time Church Administrator works to manage the day-to-day administration of the congregation; keeps records; provides hospitality to members and visitors; manages the finances of the congregation; and optimizes communication through weekly bulletins, the church website, and the monthly newsletter. Cathy Zimmerman is currently serving as our Church Administrator. She can be reached via email at officeadmin@faithlc.ca, or phone (204) 253-1491 ext. 20