Our Lenten Gift — Supporting Yazidi Refugees

A food collection initiative

NKUC is supporting Operation Ezra, a joint collaboration of Jewish and Christian groups, and the only organized Yazidi rescue effort in North America. We’re also doing a food drive.

The Yazidis are one of the oldest religious and ethnic minorities in the world, living primarily in the Nineveh Province of Iraq. They have faced persecution for over 700 years because of their beliefs.  Their population has been decimated from 23 million to approximately 700,000 today with approximately 500,000 scattered throughout Iraq; 100,000 in UNHCR camps in Syria and Turkey and 100,000 in Europe (mostly Germany). Continue reading

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Hot Off The Presses

Download the February 2019 edition of the NKUC Spirit Newsletter  and find out what we’ve been up to.

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Cookies, Carols & Crowns

Grey Street United ChurchRev. Marc will be on a post-Christmas break for Dec. 30 but we and the other area United Church congregations have been invited to attend a “Cookies, Carols & Crown” worship service (cookies, refreshments, lots of carol singing and some musical offerings) at Grey Street United Church, 10:30 a.m., 651 Sandhurst Ave. Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press — The Christmas Newsletter

See what we’ve been up to inside the Christmas 2018 Newsletter. Download it here.

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Into The December Darkness

A Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 pm

Blue Christmas 2018This is an opportunity when we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God.

This time has been called the “long dark night of the soul” and “the winter of our discontent” in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming. Continue reading

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B-Side Apostles Concert

b-side apostles Please join us on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. for a wonderful concert by the B-Side Apostles — the duo of Larry Updike and Eric Boorman.
Larry Updike has been playing and singing country music all of his life. He is retired from a 40-year career in radio and is happy to be singing and enjoying the music that means so much to him.
Eric Boorman has travelled the world playing all styles of music for over 40 years but his favourite place is playing country music with Larry.
Tickets are $10 and snacks and refreshments will be served following the concert.
Please contact Barrie at 204-663-6744 for tickets.

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Mark Your Calendar

church-bazaar-1-clipart-church-bazaar-1-clip-art-cdL0E5-clipartThe UCW of North Kildonan United Church invites everyone to their annual Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Featured will be home baking, crafts, deli items, kids touch ‘n take table, and our delicious perogies. After shopping, enjoy refreshments in the Lower hall. Everyone is invited! Continue reading

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Pet Blessing Sunday — Everyone Is Welcome

Pet BlessinOn Saturday, September 29, we at North Kildonan United Church will be joining with animal lovers around the world in the annual practice of “Blessing the Animals.” Every year, “Blessing of the Animals” services occur in conjunction with World Animal Day, an international day of action that began in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, to highlight the plight of endangered species and in remembrance of the great love and respect for animals, and indeed of all creation, of St. Francis of Assisi — the patron saint of peace, ecology, and animals, whose feast day is traditionally held on October 4. Continue reading

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Welcome Back

10341508_475960102568815_7817010381621748222_nNorth Kildonan United Church invites everyone to our worship services, programs and activities planned for the upcoming year. Our Sunday school, youth group, men’s club, United Church Women, Bible study, choir and many other groups will be starting up. Sunday school registration begins Sept. 9 and we’re holding an Open House on Sept. 16 — if you’re new to the neighbourhood, please drop by. Be sure to check the calendar in this newsletter, the weekly church news and our website to keep informed. Our Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. with coffee and fellowship following the service. We are a friendly and welcoming congregation!

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Book Your Table For Quiz Night

quiz night 2018Mark your calendar for Friday, October 12 – IT’S QUIZ NIGHT!
At North Kildonan Community Centre, 1144 Kingsford Place.
Book your table now to reserve a spot – remember 8 people per table. Only 20 tables will be made available.
Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase. A late lunch will be served to all ticket holders.
We are looking for new items for our prize table so if you have anything to donate, please contact Peggy (204-668-2501).
Tickets are $15 per person.

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