Creativity is TMUC’s focus this weekend!!!
TMUC’s will host creativity, imagination and playfulness this weekend – beginning this morning!
At 10:30 a.m. today (Friday, February 17), artists from TFAM –The Textile and Fabric Artists of Manitoba – will introduce the concept and fabric artworks of their ‘JOY’ exhibit.
The Joy fabric art ‘Trunk Show’ will be at TMUC from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19. Local artists Cathie Ugrin, Tanya Deleva and Susan Selby will introduce the exhibit this morning.
The exhibit is open today from 10:30 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
There is no cost for attending the exhibit (donations welcome). There are 31 pieces on display as well as a number of fabric ‘postcards’. The ‘postcards’ are for sale for $25/each with all proceeds going to the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation. We hope that you will join us at the exhibition and find JOY!
This evening (Friday) we gather for Messy Church at 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to join us for this time of crafts, music, worship, story-telling and fun. Dinner will be shared, so, if possible, please let us know if you plan to attend. You can email us at email@example.com.
Dinner Theatre tickets are on sale tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 18)! This year’s production of “Borrowed Time” will be another fun, creative and entertaining performance by TMUC’s Caught in the Act Company (CITAC).
‘Borrowed Time” performances are from April 20-23. Tickets go on sale tomorrow from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Yale Hall. Tickets are $50 each (purchasers receive a $20 donation receipt). Non-refundable tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to 30 tickets per person per purchase.
The Transcona Council for Seniors is hosting a Brunch and Bake sale in conjunction with the Feb. 18 tickets sales. Brunch may be purchased from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Doors open at 8:15.
We again invite you to in-person worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. If you cannot be present, you are invited to join in the livestream.
Here’s the ZOOM link for TMUC:
and, if you want to just listen, you can join by phone: 204-272-7920
Meeting ID: 753 844 9219
We will be celebrating communion during the worship on Sunday. If you are joining by livestream we invite you to have elements you feel appropriate to use for communion – bread, crackers, juice, water….bread and juice prepared and ready. The elements we use are symbols and are intended to bring comfort and hope to you and to offer respect to God.
This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday. As part of our worship we will be reading Matthew 17:1-9 and the music includes:
“Over My Head” – More Voices #88
TMUC Church News:
Children’s Palm Sunday Choir: Crystal Schau will direct a Children’s Choir that will sing during the Palm Sunday worship service. The choir is for children ages 5-12 years. Practices will be on Tuesdays from 6:15- 6:45 p.m.. Practices begin on Tuesday February 21 (and continue for six weeks).
Jazz Vespers: TMUC begins the season of Lent with a Jazz Vespers service on Ash Wednedsay (Feb. 22) at 7 p.m. the service will feature music by the Miles Evans Jazz quartet. During the service, people will be invited (if they wish) to come forward to receive a blessing have their foreheads marked with the sign of the cross (using olive oil). People are invited to gather for refreshments and visiting in the lower hall following the service.
TMUC’s Glenlea Greenhouse plant sale fundraiser is now available for online shopping until April 15, 2023. Get growing with us by supporting the online plant sale by clicking on the link and selecting Transcona Memorial United Church in the drop down menu at check out.
There are bedding plants, hanging baskets, hanging bags, vegetables, and herbs for sale with 20-25% of profits being returned to TMUC. The more we sell, the more we get back. Please see the link for more information.
The plants will be delivered to TMUC on Friday May 12 and pick up starts at 3 pm. If you require delivery, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements with you.
Office Hours Update: TMUC’s office will be open Tuesdays from 9 to 2 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to noon!
Save the date! TMUC’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday March 5th, following the morning service. As part of the Annual Meeting we will be holding a Cake Auction to raise money for Earthquake relief in Syria and Türkiye through The United Church of Canada. Today, people need emergency shelter, blankets, mattresses, clean water, food, and hygiene items.
We join Mission & Service partners the Middle East Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the Humanitarian Coalition to show tangible support for the people of Türkiye and Syria.
At the Annual Meeting, we will be presenting information regarding our Green Plan and presenting a motion to make some changes to the appearance of our building.
In July of 2022, the congregation agreed to take the next step in our Green Plan, approving the expenditure of up to $150,000 to upgrade the insulation in the roof of the east building. We have good news. Since that time, we have received additional grant money from the City of Winnipeg and have been approved for a grant from the Federal government. We will be able to do much more in support of our Green Plan, for about $50,000—a third of the amount previously approved.
Two of the additional things we plan to do are install solar panels on the roof of the east building and renew the stucco on the entire facility. This will give the building a bit of a different look, and we asking for congregational input. Renderings of the new look will be available to view during the next few weeks.
Come for conversation! Tuesdays from 1:15-2:15 and Thursdays from 6-7pm we welcome people to gather in conversation. Those learning English are eager to practice! Come and join us in the Multi-purpose room to chat! All are welcome! And – if you are able to help those new to Canada with household items, please let us know. We are looking for a dresser or shelving unit for clothes, a TV, a microwave, a small desk or table on which children can do homework, lamps, and towels. Please let us know what you have as we are keeping a list rather than trying to store everything at the church!
Do you subscribe to Broadview magazine through TMUC? If so, please wait until May when Cathie Morgan Matula will contact you. Not a subscriber yet? Please contact Cathie to sign up!
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support of TMUC’s ministry. Donations online can be made through CanadaHelps:
We are still collecting pop cans for recycling (so far we have raised $207.55) and partnering with TruEarth for fundraising:
More Dinner Theatre News:
Clocks needed! The Dinner Theatre needs clocks of various sizes (NOT digital clocks) to use as props in the play (which is set in a clock repair shop.) If you can loan a clock please bring it to the office, and please put your name on your clock so that we can return them to their owners after the production. Thank you.
Many volunteers are needed to produce the Dinner Theatre. We have major roles associated with the production and all casting complete; we are now looking for people who would be willing to coordinate support roles. We are looking for the following coordinator roles:
Set-up/Take-down – With the help of many volunteers, this person coordinates the set-up of tables and chairs prior to the performances and takes them all down afterwards.
Evening clean-up – With the help of volunteers, this person coordinates the clean-up of the church following each performance, in order that it is “good to go” for the next one.
Serving Staff – This person coordinates the many volunteer servers required to serve dinner and dessert to all the guests.
Hospitality room – This person coordinates the food/drinks and rest area for the cast members on performance nights.
Table setting – With the help of volunteers, this person coordinates the table set-up for each performance.
Greeters – With the help of volunteers, this person coordinates door control into the church for each performance, helping guests access the dining room and theatre areas.
If you have looked after one of these roles in the past, and are interested in continuing or help again, please reach out. If you are willing to try something new, please let us know! None of these roles are “new”, so you don’t have to figure out what you will be doing, we have clear instructions for each, we are just looking for someone to take them on. Please contact Kathy Antymis through email@example.com. if interested.
Prairie to Pine Regional News:
The Regional Annual Meeting will be held June 1-4 at the United Church in Meadowood (Winnipeg). About 250 people from throughout the Region are expected to attend.
The theme of the meeting will be “Through the Wilderness Together.”
A meeting such as this requires the work, skills, talents, and ministry of many volunteers.
We need people who would billet delegates coming from other areas of the Region. While many people will likely choose to stay in a hotel, or with family or friends, we anticipate that some people will request to be billeted.
Please let us know the name, email and phone number of anyone willing to billet – either one person, a couple, or perhaps a family, including children. The Planning Team will match people requesting to billet with families willing to host a billet and they will be in touch.
There are numerous volunteer needs before and during the meeting, including:
• People and communities of faith to provide dainties/snacks for break times
• People to serve dainties/snacks and coffee/tea/juice during the meeting and clean up
• Drivers to transport people from their hotel/billets to and from the meeting; to workshops during the meeting; and perhaps to drive people to and from the airport
• People to help register participants as they arrive
• People to help with set-up and clean-up before, after and throughout the meeting
• People to set up and decorate tables for the Retirees Banquet (on Saturday evening, June 3) 2023 Prairie to Pine Regional Meeting Page 2 February 1, 2023
• People to setup and take down a book display, and to ‘staff’ the display and manage sales throughout the meeting
• Sometime during the week prior to the meeting, people to help prepare name tags, hospitality packets and center pieces for those attending the meeting
Anyone interested in volunteering or receiving more information may contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To make it easier for us, please put the area you’d like to volunteer in the subject line. For example, Annual meeting: book table, set up, communion ware.
-from the Regional Meeting Planning Committee
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff