Today is TMUC’s Annual Meeting!
The meeting will be held in Yale Hall, following the morning worship service.
The Annual Report is available on our website. Here is the link:
You are invited to bring finger food to share as a pot luck.
As part of the Annual Meeting we will have a silent Cake Auction to raise money for Earthquake relief in Syria and Türkiye through The United Church of Canada. 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. Donations of cakes or other baking as well as ‘promises’ are welcome!
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 before the meeting.
NEWS FOR NEXT WEEK
We will be on vacation next week, so there will be not be a Midweek Musing. Church and Home’s announcements and the Prayer List will come directly from the office so please be in touch with Anne and Lynn if there are changes to the prayer list or announcements to share.
Rev. Judy Hare will lead worship on March 12. Rev. Don Schau will provide emergency pastoral care while we are away.
One week in advance, we remind you that Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12. So, one week tomorrow, on Saturday March 11, before you retire for the evening, please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour!!
NEWS FOR THIS WEEK
We again invite you to in-person worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
We will not be livestreaming the worship service this Sunday nor on March 12. We currently need someone to serve as host for the Sunday worship services. You can host from your own device (phone/tablet/computer) and can host from your own home or in the Sanctuary. If you would like more information, or to volunteer to host, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you when we return from our vacation.
As part of our worship this Sunday we will be reading Matthew 6:1-4 and the music includes:
“O Jesus, I Have Promised” -Voices United #120
Children’s Palm Sunday Choir: Crystal Schau is directing a Children’s Choir that will sing during the Palm Sunday worship service. All children ages 5-12 years are welcome to sing in the choir. Practices are on Tuesdays from 6:15- 6:45 p.m..
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 email@example.com and we can make arrangements with you.
Office Hours: TMUC’s office will be open Tuesdays from 9 to 2 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to noon!
Food Bank Volunteers needed! The Food Bank needs some volunteers to help with clean up (putting away food and tables) on Food Bank mornings. Volunteers would arrive at 11:00 a.m. to help. (for about an hour). The next Food Bank is Thursday, March 16.
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!
The next Messy Church is Friday March 17 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
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:
Dinner Theatre News:
TMUC’s Caught in the Act Co.’s (CITAC) Dinner Theatre’s ‘Borrowed Time’ is April 20-23. Tickets are $50 each (purchasers receive a $20 donation receipt). Tickets are available through the office.
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 someone to coordinate the serving staff. This person coordinates the many volunteer servers required to serve dinner and dessert to all the guests.
We have clear descriptions and instructions for this role. Please contact Kathy Antymis through firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested.
Prairie to Pine Regional News:
The Regional Annual Meeting will be held June 1-4 at the United Church in Meadowood. Details of volunteer opportunities have been circulated – please check previous messages for more details.
World Day of Prayer Service is on Sunday, March 12th at 2 p.m. at Rive East Church, 755 McLeod Ave. Seven churches from the North Kildonan area are hosting. Mask wearing is encouraged. Carpooling can be arranged for peolpe from TMUC who are interested in attending.
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff