Sunday School Picnic

Today we will be having a hot dog lunch, followed by games for the children outside, weather permitting. All are welcome.

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Upcoming Events in June 2017

Our Headingley United Church Garage Sale is fast approaching on June 3rd. Donations can be brought tomorrow, Sunday 28th and Thursday June 1st in the evening. Volunteers are still needed. More information to follow.

Donations for Project Backpack have been dropped directly to NEEDS where they will be sorted and given to new Refugee Students who are starting school in Manitoba. It took multiple people to carry the huge amount of school supplies!

Thanks you to all who donated to Project Backpack. Our newcomer students will be very happy to receive what they need to start school.

Urban Retreats Garden Tour is on June 17th. Please see poster for further details and tickets information:


Joanne and Helen have tickets. Extra posters are available from Helen. Extra volunteers may also me needed.

Community Cafe is open once a month at St Matthews Maryland and has been recommended. Next date is June 23rd. Further information here:





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Our thoughts are with Helen Whetter and Richard Wiebe.

As they say goodbye to their mothers who recently passed. Please keep them in your prayers.

Helen’s mom was 107 and the service will be on Thursday 18th, 1:30 pm, at Trinity United Church in Fort Richmond.

Richard’s mom was 99 and had asked for a quiet family service.

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace.

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Happy Easter Weekend!

A message from Helen:

Choir practice this Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. At St Charles United Church.

Good Friday service, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St Charles United Church.

Lunch afterwards will be at Chicken Chef, as Olympia Diner will not be open. All are welcome to join us at Chicken Chef.

Sunday’s service is at the usual time of 11 a.m. at Headingley United Church.


Also have you read:

Headingley United is big part of local community


Article can be found here:



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World Day of Prayer Service

We are all invited to the 2017 World Day of Prayer Service for our area, Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 at the Salvation Army Citadel, School Road and Ness.

This year the service has been written by women in the Philippines. Judy Teichroew and Nancy Morris will be participating in the service representing Headingley.

Headingley and St. Charles have a tradition of meeting at the Chicken Chef on Portage at 5:30 pm to have supper before the service and everyone is welcome to join us.

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Pancake Supper

Come out tonight for an evening of great pancakes, fellowship and fun from 5:30 pm on.

There are several categories for the Pancake Flipping Contest so be sure to come out so you can join in the contest!

pancake flipping

The day beforee the season of Lent is celebrated by Christian communities
around the world in different ways.   In some places it is called “Shrove
Tuesday”.  Shrove translates to “confess”- a time to get right with God.
Across much of the English speaking world it is a time to cook pancakes and
have fun.   In French speaking cultures is referred to a “Mardi Gras” or Fat
Tuesday.  For some, pancake Tuesday was a way of using up rich foods such as butter, sugar and eggs before Lent.


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Project Backpack

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Project backpack was started over a year ago by a teacher and her husband. Information can be found here: Free Press Article. 

We welcome any donations!

From the Facebook page:  We started Project Backpack a little over a year ago and with your help, we were able to donate 412 backpacks filled with school supplies to newcomer students here in Winnipeg. As you know, we’ve been working with N.E.E.D.S. Inc to distribute the backpacks. Up until now, they were well stocked with the backpacks but as refugee students continue to arrive to the city, they are now down to the last few. Our goal with Project Backpack was to provide every refugee student that enters Winnipeg with a backpack and we hope to continue pursuing this goal.

We are putting out a call for more backpacks with supplies. If you are able to help out, please send us a message for more information. Elementary school backpacks are needed more than high school backpacks at the moment (although both are generally needed).

Please refer to the top of the Project Backpack page for the blue poster that outlines the suggested supplies for elementary and high school backpacks.

If you would like to donate empty backpacks or school supplies, we will gladly take them and assemble the backpacks for you. School supplies that are needed include:

1″ binders
Washable Markers
Glue Sticks
Geometry Sets
Scientific Calculators

Thank you for your continued support!

-the Project Backpack team

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