First Day and Potluck Sunday

This Sunday at our Meeting in Winnipeg we will have First Day (children’s program during Meeting for Worship) and potluck lunch afterwards at 12 pm. All are welcome!

Advices and Queries:

  1. Do you give sufficient time to sharing with others in the meeting, both newcomers and long-time members, your understanding of worship, of service, and of commitment to the Society’s witness? Do you give a right proportion of your money to support Quaker work?

PSAC meeting this Sunday

This Sunday, April 26, the Peace and Social Action Committee meets at 9:30 am, before the Meeting for Worship. All are welcome.

Advices and Queries:

  1. Rejoice in the presence of children and young people in your meeting and recognize the gifts they bring. Remember that the meeting as a whole shares a responsibility for every child in its care. Seek for them as for yourself a full development of God’s gifts and the abundant life Jesus tells us can be ours. How do you share your deepest beliefs with them, while leaving them free to develop as the spirit of God may lead them? Do you invite them to share their insights with you? Are you ready both to learn from them and to accept your responsibilities towards them?

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

This Sunday after Meeting for Worship, is Winnipeg Monthly Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, at 12:45 p.m. All are welcome!

Advices and Queries:

  1. How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows of each other’s lives, ready to give help and to receive it, our meeting can be a channel for God’s love and forgiveness.

First Day and Potluck Sunday!

This week – April 5 – we have both our First Day program  for children during Meeting for Worship, as well as Potluck afterwards. All are welcome!

Advices and Queries to consider:

  1. Do you welcome the diversity of culture, language and expressions of faith in our yearly meeting and in the world community of Friends? Seek to increase your understanding and to gain from this rich heritage and wide range of spiritual insights. Uphold your own and other yearly meetings in your prayers.

March 29, 2015

Today is “Ask a Quaker Anything Day” at Winnipeg Monthly Meeting. Please feel free during our sharing time after Meeting for Worship to ask any of your questions about Quakers!

Advices and Queries:

  1. Do you take part as often as you can in meetings for church affairs? Are you familiar enough with our church government to contribute to its disciplined processes? Do you consider difficult questions with an informed mind as well as a generous and loving spirit? Are you prepared to let your insights and personal wishes take their place alongside those of others or be set aside as the meeting seeks the right way forward? If you cannot attend, uphold the meeting prayerfully.

March 22, 2015

Advices and Queries:

14. Are your meetings for church affairs held in a spirit of worship and in dependence on the guidance of God? Remember that we do not seek a majority decision nor even consensus. As we wait patiently for divine guidance our experience is that the right way will open and we shall be led into unity.

Reminder – this Sunday at 9:30 both the Peace and Social Action Committee and the Education Committee are meeting.

March 15, 2015

Advices and Queries

  1. Do not assume that vocal ministry is never to be your part. Faithfulness and sincerity in speaking, even very briefly, may open the way to fuller ministry from others. When prompted to speak, wait patiently to know that the leading and the time are right, but do not let a sense of your own unworthiness hold you back. Pray that your ministry may arise from deep experience, and trust that words will be given to you. Try to speak audibly and distinctly, and with sensitivity to the needs of others. Beware of speaking predictably or too often, and of making additions towards the end of a meeting when it was well left before.