There is a lot of news to share this week!
This Sunday we worship in-person 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
As part of our Sunday worship we will be reading Matthew 5:13-20 and the music includes Go Make a Diff’rence
TMUC Church News:
SAQA the Studio Art Quilt Association is bringing JOY to TMUC! JOY, a fabric art ‘Trunk Show’ will be at TMUC from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19. Join us on Friday, February 17 at 10:30 for the opening and the Artist Introduction to the Show with local artists Cathie Ugrin, Tanya Deleva and Susan Selby. Here’s more about JOY:
A year ago, SAQA invited fabric artists to consider JOY with these words:
Jubilant, diverse, and inspiring, Joy is a feeling to recognize, embrace, and share.
Since March 2019, the world has shifted. Fear, isolation, and panic have become norms. Unmoored from the norm, we have been drifting. Slowly we are awakening, our mood is shifting and we can see light in the future.
“Joy is an intense, momentary experience of positive emotion”. (Ingrid Fetell)
It’s intangible, that’s why people try to capture it in different forms to remember the moment.
What brings you JOY? What will the new reality be for you?
SAQA artists answered the questions in fabric pieces, each measuring 18 inches square. 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!
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.
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).
Office Hours Update: Thanks to Lynn Measner and Anne Hruda who are helping us while Laura Sechman continues to recover, the 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. Please submit any Annual Reports to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
The TMUC Breakfast Group will be meeting on Monday, February 6 at 8:00 AM Aalto’s Canad Inn Transcona. All are welcome.
The Book Group is reading True Biz by Sara Novic and will meet by ZOOM on February 28. All are welcome.
Messy Church is Friday, February 17 at 5:30. All are welcome!
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!
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!
Dinner Theatre News:
TMUC’s Caught in the Act Co.’s Dinner Theatre returns with performances of ‘Borrowed Time” April 20-23. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 18 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.
Golden Tickets for those 90 years of age and over are available from Feb. 12-17 only. You may purchase a ticket for yourself and one guest in the front row of any performance.
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.
Clocks needed! The Dinner Theatre needs clocks of various sizes 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:
Kitchen – This person coordinates the final prep of food, and plating of salad, dinner and dessert for guests with the help of many volunteers.
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
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
Easter Baskets for Kids Donation Drive:
Local Discovery Toy Play Advisors are seeking donations to assemble Easter baskets for children and families who seek assistance from Women’s Shelters in Manitoba, Dignity House and those staying at Ronald McDonald House MB.
Each child will receive a basket containing a game, toy, or book, toiletry products, Easter candy and other treats. Baskets can be sponsored for $30 each (they want to provide 250 baskets), but any donations are welcome. You may also donate candy, toiletries or other care items.
Donations are to be received by March 31. E-transfers accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For cash or cheque or other donations, please contact Tia Sunley (granddaughter of Val and Keith Cale) at email@example.com
We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff