Pancake Supper

Come out tonight for an evening of great pancakes, fellowship and fun from 5:30 pm on.
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There are several categories for the Pancake Flipping Contest so be sure to come out so you can join in the contest!

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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
Scissors
Erasers
Geometry Sets
Scientific Calculators
Highlighters
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Thank you for your continued support!

-the Project Backpack team

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Mitten Tree Donations

Thank you to everyone who lovingly made and donated hats and mitts to put on our mitten tree before Christmas.

The toddler and young child sized donations where taken to Niigaanaki Day Care Centre Inc. on Balmoral Street. The rest of the donations were take to  Welcome Place which is run by Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council.

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They will be helping keep bodies and souls warm .

 

 

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‘Just A Warm Sleep’

Provide others with Just a Warm Sleep – Volunteer Many in our city are struggling with basic necessities, at 1JustCity we seek to provide folks with supports from socks, to meals, to advocacy and a lot of hugs!

You could say that we serve lots of love with a side of food and programming. You make that possible – your compassion keeps our doors open, your energy makes the spaces inside warm and welcoming.

This Winter Winnipeg lost a community member to the cold – and that was heartbreaking. 1JustCity is a new organization so for us this was also a first – and we felt we needed to respond. As the people who visit our drop-ins during the day told us about the cold brutal nights outside – it didn’t feel right to lock our doors at night.

We are pleased to announce that ‘Just A Warm Sleep’ is opening Thursday January 26th with support from Bear Paw Security & Salvation Army, and in partnership with Augustine United Church.

Location: 109 Pulford Ave (Augustine United Church)

Schedule Opening Thursday January 26th 2017 – Friday, March 31st 2017

Open 7 days a week | If below -10°C, based on wind chill forecast at 1:00pm.

9:00pm – 11:00pm Doors Open | Security open doors; Volunteers are present

11:00pm – 5:30am | Lights out; Watched by security

5:30am – 7:00am | Volunteers + Security clean up

Role of volunteers

Volunteers welcome guests and explain to them the code of conduct. Have individuals sign in stating they agree to the code of conduct. Provide security with a registration list at 11pm. Assist guests into comfort, and focus on building relationships. Refer to Salvation Army and other services based on guest interest.

Can you be a volunteer? Contact volunteer@1justcity.ca Volunteer training is ongoing but the first opportunity is January 26th 7- 9pm *come & go expect to stay for 30 minutes.

Can’t volunteer but still want to help others have at least ‘Just A Warm Sleep’ donate now at http://www.1justcity.ca/donate and put Just a Warm Sleep in your comments! On average it will costs $250 dollars a night, so if you’d like us to open in honour of a loved one we’ll put that on our Calendar!

Questions? Contact Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud

tessa@1justcity.ca c:204-995-2944

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Family Directory

We will finish taking and collecting family photos for the Headingley United Family Directory on January 29/17.  If you have not yet submitted a photo and would like to send one, please send your photo to dayna@weiten.com by January 29th.  If you prefer, you can have a photo taken before or after church on either January 22nd or January 29th.

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Happy New Year!

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There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, January 1st. We will resume Jan 8th where we are going to do yoga and meditation so please have your children dress in comfortable clothing. Please pass the message on. Thank you.

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Christmas Eve and Day Services

The Christmas Eve Service tonight is at 6pm.

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An “Apple Cider and Cinnamon Buns- Story and Song” service will be held tomorrow, Christmas Day at 11am.

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