Midweek News – April 14

Midweek News – April 14


Thursday Conversation – April 15 at 9:00 am
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219

There’s some good news and there’s some bad news …

That’s a good description of what has happened on April 14th throughout history.

What happened on this day in history that qualifies as bad news?

  • in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth
  • in 1912 the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland
  • in 1999, a server hailstorm caused immense damage while depositing an estimated 500,000 tons of hail stones on Sydney, Australia

What happened on this day in history that qualifies as good news?

  • 1835 Harriet Tubman began her underground Railroad helping slaves escape
  • 1866 Anne Sullivan was born. She would teach Helen Keller to speak, read, and write
  • 1986 Desmond Tutu was elected Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town

Like every other day in history, this day is one of good news and bad news, of suffering and of celebrations, of beginnings and endings.

Like our days, our weeks, our months – there are highs and lows, there are times when we want to dance in the streets and times when we think we may never dance again!

For Christians, this Easter season reminds us of an Easter weekend of both crucifixion and resurrection!  Easter reminds us that God is present in the times of suffering, and yet God is present birthing new life and blessing.

Easter assures us that, in all the times and seasons of lives and our world history, God is with us. We live in God’s love.

Tomorrow is April 15, and on that day in history we will again gather online for TMUC’s weekly Thursday Zoom check-in and chat  at 9 a.m.

Here is the ZOOM link for Thursday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219

If you prefer to join us by being on a ‘Party-line’/’Conference Call’ style of phone call, the number to dial is: 204-272-7920

You will be asked if you want to ‘join a meeting’, (say yes), and then enter the meeting ID number: 753 844 9219

Tomorrow (April 15) is also the last day to place orders through TMUC’s Glenlea Greenhouse fundraiser.  Orders will be delivered to TMUC on May 14. You can place your orders at: Glenlea Fundraiser!

If you have any questions, please email our project coordinators, Cathy and Breanna, at tmucflowers@gmail.com

Also, the Prairie to Pine Regional Council contains a variety of information about The United Church of Canada in our Region. If you wish to check out information on the wider church the website is:

We look forward to seeing you again!
Jeff and Carol