Weekly E-mail – Feb. 19/16

By SMRUC_admin
February 19, 2016

In the Name of the Risen One,

Huge Thanks to all helped in the Welcoming and hosting of Zeebu!
And if you missed the chance last week, make sure to introduce yourself to the new minister, Debbie Coss.

This Saturday, tomorrow, there will be a Godly Play Volunteer Workshop at 1pm. It is a good place to see if you would be interested in volunteering or even just to see what the Sunday School does. Debbie Coss and Marissa will be leading. Godly Play is a wonderful way to re-present the stories of Christianity. It helps open scripture and tradition with questions and wondering.

This week Young People’s Worship returns at St. Mary’s Road United Church has Nursery, Tots, Elementary Kids, Jr. Cafe, and Sr. Youth Group. We’re encouraging children in our young people’s worship to bring a non-perishable food item as their “offering.” Food items donated go to Harvest, West Broadway Community Ministry, and the SMRUC Emergency Food.

Upstairs, author, artist, and theological poet Bob Haverluck joins us this week for a joint adult worship in the Journey Sanctuary. This Lent we travel with Jesus into the Wild and ask God to meet us, teach us, and open our hearts to the beauty and wisdom there. With a dramatic reading of a tale “The King of Bigger and More” from his book, “When God was Flesh and Wild: Stories in defense of the Earth” we enter scriptural wisdom and ecological compassion in a new way.

The Annual General Meeting follows directly after worship.

Worship starts at 10:15 and all are welcome! Or come a bit earlier for Fair Trade Coffee.
We look forward to seeing you!

Shalom, Salaam, Shanti, Béke, Peace,
Debbie & Philip


Saturday, Feb. 27th 7pm
All Funds raised will be donated to local youth Programs
Tickets available in Junction space after worship and from the office during the week.

SMRUC Movie Night — 50 First Dates
Admission Free
$1 snacks!

Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year! The Festival takes place March 6 – 13 with the presentation of feature films, documentaries and short films from eleven countries as well as workshops, contests, hands-on events and the participation of special guests.
Over the past 20 years more than 1,000 films have screened at Freeze Frame, often telling the stories of children undergoing very difficult circumstances in many different parts of the world. In recognition of the on-going plight of refugees worldwide, Freeze Frame this year presents three films that shine a spotlight on refugees and immigrants. Bekas, the Festival’s opening night film, is a dramatic account of events from Kurdish director Karzan Kader’s own childhood in Iraq. Audience members will be invited to make a donation that will benefit non-profit Manitoba organizations assisting refugees and immigrants in the Province. The Opening Night celebration is a free event which begins at 7:00 pm onSunday, March 6 at CCFM, 340 Provencher. Please visit us online for a full calendar of events: http://www.freezeframeonline.org/the-festival/