Worship Gathering

January 19 Bulletin

9:15 & 11:00 AM

January 2020

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Simonhouse Bible Camp: Capital Fundraising Campaign

After last summer I announced our two big projects for 2020…the mobile climbing tower and the new staff cabin.  We have been receiving donations towards both but still have a ways to go to make these happen this year.  If we want the climbing tower for the summer of 2020 we need to order it soon as their production time is quite booked up.

For the record, we will be offering a 2 km, 5 km or 10 km trail. There will be a shuttle bus, refreshments and tour for those interested.  The routes will be well marked.

We will be gathering at Family Life Centre on 240 Pritchard Ave., Saturday, February 22nd at 4 p.m. and expect to have everyone unthawed and warmed by 8 p.m. that eveningWe would be thrilled if you can raise up a team or some teams to take part.

Please advise if this is an event you can get behind and support. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for Union Gospel Mission.

These are two very important projects and I have faith we can make them happen this year, with your help.  If you haven’t given towards either of these, please consider making a special donation towards one of these.  It’s an exciting year for us and, while quite easily accessible in other areas, here a climbing tower is quite the novelty and our old one is very missed.

If you have already given to one of these projects, THANK YOU so much!  You are an important partner with us.

    A number of years ago we had to take our existing climbing tower out of service due to the age and condition of the tower.  Frost had been heaving the tower around and after assessment, it was easy to see that repairing  it was not going to be the best use of donor money.  After an exhaustive search and quotes upwards of a quarter million dollars, we began a new approach.  This brought us to a “mobile” climbing tower which is a tower on its own trailer.  There is no need for costly geotech surveys as it will just sit on top of the ground.  The more we looked at it the more we saw even more opportunities like being able to take it into more remote communities and set it up with some other portable activities and run similar to a Day Camp. We can also set up at other local events, or schools. It’s a cheaper alternative and opens the door in many ways.  The kids have really missed the climbing tower.  Please partner with us to get this in place for Summer 2020!
    Many years ago we needed to stop using a multi-room housing unit due to its age, mold, etc.  Since then we have been strapped to house the many volunteers and workers who help keep our ministry going each week. This cabin will be the first step to help us meet our needs. Thanks to an Estate donation and a private one we have already raised $13,135.81!

Please consider donating to these projects to help us continue investing in lives.

For other ways to donate please visit https://simonhouse.ca

Union Gospel Mission

We are excited to invite you to participate in a Canada wide event: “The Coldest Night of the Year”, a special community fund raising event.

This is an event that will be taking place across Canada on the same day as we all unite in our focus on helping the Hurting, Homeless and Hungry people of the nation we all love.  Here in Winnipeg, the proud possessors of coldest city on earth title with a population exceeding 700,000, it seems very appropriate that we embrace this opportunity to heighten awareness of those less fortunate and raise funds to restate how much we care and how greatly blessed we are to be able to care!

Registering your team and connecting with us

can be accessed on line at:


Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Information

CMU Campus Visit Day, January 31, 8:45 AM – 2:45 PM. Explore CMU as a great university option! The day includes a campus and residence tour, interaction with faculty, participation in a class and chapel, free lunch, and more. Go to cmu.ca/campusvisit for details.

The next CMU Vespers service will be Sunday, February 16. (NOTE: The January 19 CMU Vespers Service has been cancelled.) See cmu.ca/vespers for details.

You are invited to the MHC Gallery opening exhibit ‘Mother Earth and Her Lovers:  Repair and Maintenance’ on Friday, January 24. This exhibit will feature new works by Bob Haverluck, Rhian Brynjolson, and Sam Baardman, and poetry by Dennis Cooley, Lori Matties, and Gerry Wolfram. The exhibit runs from January 24–March 14 at the MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south side of CMU campus). See cmu.ca/events.

The CMU Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop presents scenes from the Broadway musical ‘Godspell’, 7:00 PM Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1. See cmu.ca/events for details.

The CMU Scientist in Residence for 2020 is Dr. Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos and a frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith. Haarsma is an experienced scientist, with publication in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.  Previously she served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College. She will be speaking in a number of free, public engagements at CMU:
Monday, February 3 | Chapel |11:30 AM, CMU Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.)

“The Universe Declares the Glory of God”

Wednesday, February 5 | Forum |11:30 AM, CMU Chapel (600 Shaftesbury Blvd.)

“What Would Life Beyond Earth Mean for Christians?”

Wednesday, February 5 | Public Lecture |7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.)

“God and the Multiverse” Haarsma will lead a fascinating tour of the cosmos and discuss the implications of recent discoveries for our understanding of scripture, of God, and of ourselves.

The Public Lecture will be livestreamed. https://media.cmu.ca/events/sir

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Information

The Great Winter Warm-up is THIS Saturday! Come join us!

In celebration of MCC’s 100th anniversary, we’re attempting to collect 6,500 comforters from across Canada and the U.S. You can help!

Come to the Great Winter Warm-up comforter-tying event on Saturday, January 18th at North Kildonan MB Church, 1315 Gateway Rd.

Don’t know how to sew or tie? No problem! All level of skills are welcome. Stay for food, kid’s activities and a photo booth. Find out more at mccmb.ca/GreatWinterWarmup

In December, we interviewed Paul and Tabitha Langel of Tall Grass Prairie Bakery about their fundraiser for Anna’s House – a home for orphaned and impoverished children in Ethiopia.

Click here to listen to “Anna’s House: A Story of Love”.

Threads is MCC’s monthly radio show in Manitoba. Each episode airs on CFAM AM 950, CHSM AM 1250, and CHRB AM 1220 at 8:45 am every fourth Sunday of the month.


Interested in sponsoring refugees?

MCC is accepting Expression of Interest applications starting January 1 until January 31, 2020.

While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of people in need, there are ways you can get involved and make a difference.

Click the link below to visit MCC Manitoba’s Migration and Resettlement Program or to fill out an application.