Midweek Musings – Aug 10

Midweek Musings – Aug 10


Today is ‘Play in the Sand Day!’

(Yes, apparently you can name a day after almost any occasion or activity.)

No one seems sure who invented Play in the Sand Day.  Originally it was a day to celebrate artistic sand creations of castles or sand/water sculptures.

Now the day is a reminder of the importance of taking time for fun, for creativity, for play, perhaps for reliving childhood times spent at a beach or playing in a sandbox.

So, find some sand, release your inner sand artist, and have some fun.  And, if there is no sand to be found, how about drawing? Playing with some water? Find something fun!

Speaking of having fun, tomorrow you are invited to join TMUC’s summer monthly ZOOM check-in-and-chat time from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (the next one will be Sept. 8).

TMUC’s ZOOM link:

Or by phone:

Meeting ID: 753 844 9219


Volunteers are needed! 

 -Helping to host the UCW reception on September 11 following the church service.

-Helping with the Auction on Friday, September 23.  We need a set up crew, and a hosting crew (including a couple of Auctioneers!) in order for this event to happen!
Send us a note at tmuc@shaw.ca or call the office to volunteer please!

– Also, EVERYONE (all ages, all voice ranges) to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the UCW, TMUC is assembling by participating in a specially assembled choir to record ‘A Tapestry of Love’ . This song was written to celebrate the UCW and we will record it as a gift and thankyou to the amazing ministry and history of TMUC’s UCW.  We will be singing in masks. There will be two practices prior to the recording session.  we are practicing before the recording.  If you want to be a part of this, you are welcome – just come to the back (Choir room) door of the church for the rehearsal times!

Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 Rehearsal
Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 Rehearsal
Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 Recording

In ONGOING news, the application deadline for the Music Accompanist is August 12.

It is the tradition at TMUC to collect school supplies to donate to the Newcomer program at the River East Transcona School Division.  Donations may be dropped off Sunday mornings or at the office Tuesday-Friday (9:00 – noon).

The 2023 United Church Edition of the Canadian Church Calendar– features a photo of TMUC’s building for November 2023! The calendars are $10 and available through the church office.

Please remember the TMUC projects:
•          The Pop can recycling fundraiser (so far we have raised about $70!)
•          Old batteries recycling
•          The TruEarth Fundraiser (so far we have raised about $140!) – here’s the link

We continue to appreciate and thank everyone who continues to support TMUC’s ministry. We appreciate any extra donations to the Building Fund as we prepare for our roof renovations this fall.

We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff