Weekly E-mail – May 29, 2020

By SMRUC_admin
May 30, 2020

Dear Friends of Christ!

This Sunday is Pentecost, fiftieth day after Easter, yes it has been that long! 

 Sometimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, this day retells the story of when the promise of the Holy Spirit anointed the disciples gathered in Jerusalem to be, as Jesus put it, “my witnesses of to the ends of the earth.”

Is there a difference between spreading the church or witnessing to the gospel?   

The Sunday Service will be posted here: (www.youtube.com/channel/UCaVx4LJzHN9J6dtYlpvF0Zg/videos)   

And I hope to see many of you connect again for our virtual fellowship time via zoom

Phil Read is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at 11 am every Sunday.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89017542624?pwd=empXOHZtTmtidldKTllRYWpQZVdpZz09

 Meeting ID: 890 1754 2624

Password: 031612 

Phone in option: +1 438 809 7799 (CANADA Number)

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Please consider joining or participating in some upcoming events if you are able to:

Camino Manitoba 

 Spring Walk
Saturday, May 30, 2020

11am-3:30pm
start/finish at Glenwood Community Centre (27 Overton St)

Facebook event info here

It is necessary to register for this event – go to our Eventbrite page to register

May 30: “Together in One Place” (Acts 2:1) Online Ecumenical Prayer Service: https://www.councilofchurches.ca/news/together-in-one-place/

Calling 613 Kids (and Kids at heart) – reminders send pictures with rocks and/or “proud to be” shirts to Twila: twila.macnair@gmail.com

The Affirm team would like to invite those who have Netflix, to watch a moving documentary called 

“A Secret Love” about a couple who hid their love for one another from family and society for 65 years before coming out.  

We then would like you to join Pat Adams and the Affirm team via Zoom for a discussion about the movie on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm.  

Things to think about when watching the movie:

·       In watching Terry’s and Pat’s life story, what bothered or concerned you? …what gave you hope?

·       Were Terry and Pat feminists?   In what ways did they show courage?

·       Considering the attitudes of the times, the forties, fifties, sixties and after, in what ways did Terry and Pat manage and survive  the struggles and challenges that they faced  both as children and then later as a couple?

·       Are the decisions that must be made as a couple ages more difficult if the couple is gay?  Why or why not?

·       In what ways has this documentary affected you?  How has it changed your thinking or your beliefs?

Please contact Michelle McGill mtmcgill@mymts.net to register for the June 2nd discussion time.

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·         Theology on Tap!

time and location:

When? Wednesday 3rd of June @ 7 pm

Where? Wherever you can connect via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89017542624?pwd=empXOHZtTmtidldKTllRYWpQZVdpZz09

We team up again with Noelle Bowles and The Spirit Path Congregation next Wednesday. Our kick off Question:

What is the church doing, and what should we be doing, about racism?    

Grace and peace,

Phil