MidWeek News – Nov 17

MidWeek News – Nov 17


Thursday Conversation – Nov 18 at 9:00 am 
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7538449219

As the snow accumulated during the past week, we found ourselves wondering, “Why are there still geese flying overheard?”

Which prompted us to do a google search that led us to a National Geographic article from December 16, 2020.

The article was entitled, “Do Canada geese still fly south for winter? Yes, but it’s complicated.”

I guess it’s comforting to know that’s it’s not only we humans who have complicated lives!

While many geese do fly south, apparently there are some that stay. They are descendants of a non-migratory variety of geese introduced in an effort to increase the goose population that dropped in the early 1900s!

Little could they have known what more than 100 years would bring…!

Perhaps there are lessons for us in the impact of our own decisions — and a reminder of the diversity of each species of creation — from geese to humans — and more!

All this snow is also making us think about Christmas!

In addition to all the additional gifts of food, toys, and money that is so generously given to the Transcona Food Bank, this Christmas season, TMUC is supporting the Holiday Hamper program of the Plessis Resource Centre. The Centre will provide Christmas hampers to every family in the Plessis, Robson, Kernighan Manitoba Housing community.

The staff of the Centre, Melissa, Debra, Erin and Rick are looking for gifts of:

  • Canned vegetables (corn, peas, mixed vegetables)
  • Canned soups (vegetable, chicken noodle, tomato)
  • Stove Top stuffing
  • Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam
  • Granola bars
  • Cookies
  • Grocery Gift Cards or cash for purchasing perishable items like chickens, potatoes, carrots, onions just before delivery!


They are also hoping for new unwrapped gifts for children aged 4-12 years. Please donate toys, books, or games that are not gender specific.

Any donations may be dropped off at the Plessis Resource Centre (1190 Plessis Road – you can call 204.777.1215 to confirm a drop-off time)
or at TMUC on Sunday mornings before church (9:30 – 10:00 a.m.) on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 or Dec. 12; or at the church office between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursdays – Dec 9 or 14.

Thank you for helping us share in this community act of gift-giving.

And, if you are wanting to make additional donations to the Transcona Food Bank, you can do that through TMUC’s Canada Helps page, or by dropping off food on Wednesday, November 24 in advance of the next Food Bank opening on November 25!

We continue TMUC’s weekly ZOOM check-in and chats.  We invite you to join us tomorrow morning (Thursday) from 9 to 10 a.m.

TMUC’s ZOOM link:

Meeting ID: 753 844 9219

We keep you in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff