Special Events

Cake Auction Challenge

downloadChurch groups are being challenged to provide an extreme cake for the “Take the Cake” dinner and cake auction on October 18.

The evening will begin with mocktails at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:00. After dinner we will be entertained by Royal Unruh for about a 20 minute set. During this time the servers will have time to clear the tables.

Then the cakes will be auctioned off. These must be extreme cakes. Either decorated in a very unique theme or infused with liquor or many layers or something very unique …. the options are endless. The cakes must be home made.

It is typical that at an event like this a number of people at a table go together and pool their funds to purchase a cake but an individual may choose to purchase a cake as well.

Cakes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, likely for $30 to $130 or more each. When a table or individual buys a cake, it is delivered to their table with serving dishes, cutlery, larger knife to cut the cake and a box to put the cake in if there are leftovers. The cake is then dessert for that table if they want or it can be taken home.

Groups can pool their resources and ideas to come up with the most extreme cake and see who wins the challenge of making the most money at the auction. Competition is bound to be brisk!

Individuals who wish to offer a cake will be eligible for a tax receipt in the amount that the cake sells for. For more information, contact Sharon Wiebe.

A Revival Meeting Is Coming

Mark your calendars! Sunday September 14, 2014 will be the official kick-off to our 2014-2015 programme year.

Inspired by an old-time “Revival Meeting,” the service will feature some old gospel favourites along with some more contemporary songs of praise. We will hear the old, old story, but there will likely be more than a few surprises in store.

Sunday school classes will be in full swing, with a wide range of activities planned

for the kids.

Following the service in the sanctuary, we will head outside (weather permitting) for a pot-luck picnic lunch and live entertainment.

Please invite your friends and family to join us for this fun and spirit-filled “reawakening”!

More details will be posted on the main page of the website when they are available.


Begin gathering your Goods, or planning your Service, or practising your Talent for the GST Auction coming up Feb. 22, 2014 at 7 pm.

Our world famous auctioneer will once again be in attendance. Tickets for this event will be on sale in the next few weeks.

Invite your friends, family and neighbours to attend this fun event.

Celebration Sunday — Olé

Posted on June 8, 2013 by administrator

Greetings Everyone. Our Sunday, June 9, 2013 service is the annual year-end Celebration Sunday, which will be held with a Mexican theme this year.

We invite you to wear the colours of the Mexican flag which are green, white and red.

The service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a barbecue lunch and entertainment to follow and includes games for kids of all ages.

Please join us for this festive event!

Get Ready For The Garage Sale

North Kildonan United Church is having a Garage Sale – Friday, April 26th 5- 8 PM, and Saturday, April 27th from 8 AM to 4 PM.

We need your help!  It is a wonderful, fun event!

Donations of all kinds, large and small are being accepted….. toys, plants in pots and labeled, gardening tools, hobbies and crafts, collectibles, clothing on hangars, sporting goods, linen, books, furniture, kitchen items, baby items, office equipment and more!

A few things we CANNOT accept for donation (as they do not sell…..) are large tube TVs and stereos in cabinets, old computers and printers, building materials, tires, encyclopedias, and National Geographic magazines, Xmas trees.  Everything else is welcome!

This is again a great opportunity to de-clutter.  Please begin thinking and sorting through your closets, attics, and garages to put those no longer wanted treasures aside.

Items can be brought to the church through the week from Monday, April 22nd to Friday April 26th between 5-8 PM. For those who may have difficulty getting items to the church, please call any of the following individuals for assistance, or for additional information:

Ron Fortier                  204-894-1956

Barrie McPherson       204-663-6744

Peter Latimer              204-668-2501

A NEW TWIST on this year’s garage sale.  If you have a large item that cannot be easily taken to the church the week of the garage sale but would like to donate such an item (ie: bedroom suite, large appliance, an old piano….) – please call Ron Fortier and I will gladly:

1) come to your home and take a photo of the item you wish to donate

2) post an advertisement on the Kijiji Winnipeg website

3) provide my contact information in the ‘ad’ on the website

4) make myself available and arrange an appointment with you and the prospective customer

5) proceeds will go to the Church Garage Sale but I will arrange to have a tax receipt issued to you for any item of a determined $100 value or more.

Swing Into Spring

An NKUC Concert Event

NKUC is hosting a SWING INTO SPRING concert event Sunday, March 10th, 2-4 pm, featuring the Royal Unruh Band, as well as local NKUC talent.

Proceeds to be used for local needs and an NKUC outreach project, A House Build in Mexico.

Address: 174 Pentland

Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available from: Barrie McPherson, Ron Fortier, and Dorothy Franklin

Pet Blessing

Our annual pet blessing will take place on the church grounds on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 10 a.m.

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Ceilidh @ Kildonan

Come join us for a celebration of Scottish culture and the return of Rev. Marc Whitehead, with our Ceilidh @ Kildonan, on Saturday, October 20, 2012. There will be a roast dinner (6 p.m.) followed by entertainment. Only 115 tickets are being sold. Please see Barrie.

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Advent Potluck Supper (2011)


Our Annual Advent Potluck Supper will be held on Sunday, December 11th., beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Following supper there will be crafts and movies for the kids in the Siemen’s Room, while the adults will be gathering in the sanctuary to watch the Christmas Classic ―It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Social Evening Christmas Gift Exchange

This month’s Social Evening takes place Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 – 9 p.m.. in the Siemens Room. Everyone is welcome.

December’s “Social Evening” will begin with refreshments and dessert; a time to mingle, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones followed by a cookies swap (just in time for Christmas) and a discussion on Advent in the church and at home!

Meet You There!

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Sunday School Christmas Play (2011)

On Sunday, December 18, 2011, the members of our Sunday School will be presenting this year’s Christmas play ― Calling All Christmases — during our morning worship service.
Through the magic of imagination, and under the direction of Wilma Fehr, our children will be taking us on a virtual tour of Mexico, England, Sweden, Holland, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
But even as we learn about the different Christmas customs and traditions from around the globe, we may discover that the “Light” of Christmas is the same throughout the Christian world and be reminded that, in the words of one character, “Without the Christ Child, Christmas wouldn’t be.”
Our annual children’s Christmas party will follow the performance.

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A “Blue” Christmas (2011)

Christmas is not holly and jolly for everyone—not for those who look at the empty chair, a place which was once occupied by the one who is no longer there.
The holly, jolly carols do not mean the same. All of these happy songs mock the true grief which we are feeling.
There is nothing wrong about feeling sadness.
Feelings are not good or bad. They just are. There is a time to be holly, jolly, but there is also a time to mourn.
This Christmas, as we take time to share joy to the world, it is also okay to take time to have a blue Xmas.
A ―Blue Christmas‖ service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m.

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Join us for our



7- 9 p.m.


Please join us in the Siemens Room, Downstairs

November’s “Social Evening” will begin with refreshments and dessert, a time to mingle, make new friends and reconnect with old ones; followed by a book swap, music sharing, and discussions on the meaning of Advent, as well as birth versus resurrection.


A Social Evening

North Kildonan United Church invites adults, both young and old, from the surrounding community and its’ church members/congregation to participate in any or all of the monthly “Social Evenings” beginning with our “Kick Off/Meet and Greet” on the 19th of October.

Our “Social Evenings” will typically start with a ½ hour of refreshments and dessert, a time to mingle, make new friends and reconnect with old ones followed by an hour of discussion/debate on topics of interest selected by those attending.

WHERE: North Kildonan United Church, 174 Pentland Street.

WHEN: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP 667-7408

Baby Sitting Available.

A Stompin’ Good Time
Is Comin’ Our Way

Y’all are invited to our “Country Hoedown” Saturday, October 1.

Dig out your best Western attire for a Pig Roast Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Western Entertainment to follow.

Tickets $20 – for tickets or further information please call Barrie at 663-6744.

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Get Ready For the Garage Sale

North Kildonan United Church is having a Garage Sale – Friday, September 23rd 5 — 8 PM, and Saturday, September 24th 8 AM to 4 PM.

We need your help! It is a wonderful, fun event!

Donations of all kinds, large and small are being accepted….. toys, plants in pots and labeled, gardening tools, hobbies and crafts, collectibles, clothing on hangers, sporting goods, linens, books, furniture, kitchen items, baby items, office equipment and more!

A few things we CANNOT accept for donation (as they do not sell….) are large tube TV’s and stereos in cabinets, old computers and printers, large appliances, building materials, tires, encyclopedias and national Geographic magazines, artificial Xmas trees. Everything else is welcome!

This is again a great opportunity to de-clutter. Please begin thinking and sorting through your closets, attics, and garages to put those no longer wanted treasures aside.

Items can be brought to the church through the week from September 19th to the 23rd, 5 to 8 PM. For those who may have difficulty getting items to the church, please call any of the following individuals for assistance, or for additional information:

Ron Fortier 894-1956

Clayton Gording 663-4552

Barrie McPherson 663-6744


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2011 Fall Pet Blessing

The annual NKUC Pet Blessing will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.

If you’ve ever taken your pet for a walk down Pentland Street and struggled to keep it off the church yard, well, here’s your chance to stroll on our lawn without remorse!

This is a special event led by Rev. Marc Whitehead for members of our congregation and the entire neighbourhood. Everyone is welcome, please join us.

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Church Clean-Up Day

The Men’s Group is organizing a church clean up day on Saturday, April 30. This will involve washing all of the windows (inside and out) as well as any other cleaning that is required in the Sanctuary, plus a good cleaning of the trees along the back fence.

We will start at 9 a.m. and work until the job is done. Lunch will be provided.

If you are able to help with the outside work, we ask that you bring a rake, shovel and tree trimmers. If you are able to come please add your name to the signup sheet in the Narthex.

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Shamrock Luncheon, Sunday, March 20th, following the church service.

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A “Titantic” Experience

As part of this year’s Lenten Theme, we will be holding up the stories of some of those who travelled on the Titanic. During Lent, we will be arranging for excursions to the two different exhibits featuring Titanic artifacts currently being held in Winnipeg. We will also be offering Sunday and Tuesday afternoon showings of Titanic movies, followed by facilitated discussions about various characters and the life and death choices they make.

Film time is 1:30 p.m. on Sundays and Tuesdays. Free popcorn.

A Night To Remember —a British film made in 1958 based on the book by Walter Lord. Tuesday, March 15.

Titanic —(1953) with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck — the first big-budget Hollywood feature about the Titanic; a fictionalized story, but an Oscar winning script.

Sunday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 22,

Titanic —1941—In German, with English sub-titles—a Nazi-era anti-British propaganda film, it was the most expensive German film ever made up until that time; it failed with audiences, but its special effects are first rate, and were used in several Hollywood films.

Sunday, Marc 27th and Tuesday, March 29th

Titanic —1997—The James Cameron blockbuster—features superb re-creations of the ship and its interiors.

Sunday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 5th

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Seder Potluck Supper, Thursday, April 21st, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service, Friday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday Communion Service, Sunday April 24th , at 10:00 a.m.

Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday March 9th, at 7:00 p.m.

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Our GST Auction Is Coming Back!

The Committee of Stewards is pleased to announce that the bi-annual GST (Goods, Services and Talent) Auction is back in 2011, to be held on Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Most of us know the routine, but for the new people in the congregation, this is your opportunity to donate something of value to the church and then come to the auction and bid on many of the beautiful things that have been donated.

Not only is this an excellent fund raiser for the church, but it is also an evening of fun and fellowship. To make this project a success, we need your support in two ways:

Please think of something that you could donate which could be auctioned off. This can be anything from providing a service such as painting, carpentry, yard care, crafts, baking, items of value that you wish to donate, etc. In the past, we have had such things as the use of a cottage for a week, or gits certificates to spas, paintings, and other works of art. The list is almost endless. You also need to be aware that you will receive a tax deductible receipt for the amount of money that your item actually sells for. In other words, if you donate an item and it sells at the auction for $100.00, you then get a receipt for $100.00 for tax purposes.

Secondly, we are encouraging everyone to attend the GST Auction on February 26th, and also invite friends, family or neighbors to come as well. Tickets are on sale for the event for $3.00, and when you purchase one ticket, you get two complimentary tickets which can be given to your guests.

The actual goods can be dropped off at the church on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24 & 25 between 6:30 and 8:00 PM.

This has proved to be a very enjoyable evening, so please plan to attend. Donation forms have been e-mailed to members of the congregation and they are also available from the ushers. Please fill them out and get them to Clayton Gording as soon as possible.

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Pennies For Progress

The idea behind the Pennies for Progress campaign began in late September 2010 when we were deciding what charitable activities we wanted to do for the upcoming year.  During this discussion, a senior member of the youth group, Micaela Crighton, came up with the idea of choosing one cause per year and doing something for it — be it fund-raising, volunteering time, or a mix of both.

We were then sent away with the assignment of thinking of causes we would want to support. The next week Micaela suggested the organization Save the Children www.savethechildren.ca, a not-for-profit set on bringing “immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives through the realization of their rights. Save the Children Canada focuses on the issues of Health and Nutrition, Education, HIV and AIDS, Child Protection, Emergency Relief and Child Rights Governance.” We then explored what Save the Children does in each of its aspects aforementioned. With this cause in mind, we began to brainstorm ideas for how we could help and after much discussion we decided on Pennies for Progress, which would be used to raise money to buy different items for children living in the developing world, such as school supplies, education and medical treatment.

Pennies for Progress has a simple plan — we would decorate old margarine and ice cream containers with the help of the Sunday school to pass out to the congregation.  The congregation would then fill these containers over a 3 month period (Feb – April) with the most annoying form of change available, the penny. The Youth room would house a central penny deposit container, where full containers could be emptied into a 20L water jug.  The end goal being by the end of April the Youth will have raised enough money to make a change in at least a few children’s lives.

If you haven’t received a container but would like one, or have containers already full of pennies please speak with any one of the Youth members, we’d be more than happy to get you started!

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Sunny Sunday

This year the “Love Boat” will set sail for our Annual “Sunny Sunday” service, on January 23, 2011. Welcome aboard! We’re expecting you. 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

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Busy Advent and Christmas season

There are many activities planned for our church this month – just as you’d expect for this time of year. We hope you can join us.

First up  is this Sunday, Dec. 5,  with Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, our annual Christmas pot-luck supper and tree-trimming extravaganza. 5-7 p.m. in the Lower Hall.

Monday, Dec. 13 – Our United Church Women celebrate Cloth for the Cradle, a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Christmas Story and invite the women of the congregation to join them. There is a $10 gift exchange. 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 15 – Blue Christmas service. Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year but not for everyone, and not all the time. Join us as we acknowledge the shadow side of the holidays. 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, Dec. 19 – Things aren’t always what they seem and sometimes the proof isn’t always in the pudding. Join us as the children from Sunday School show us what Christmas is really about with their production of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Friday, Dec. 24 – Our annual Christmas Eve service begins at 7 p.m., where we celebrate the birth of Jesus in word and Song.

Sunday, Dec. 26 – Come and sing all those Christmas carols you really love (and maybe a few you don’t) as we celebrate our Lord’s coming in song. 10 a.m.

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Anxiety and Depression Seminar, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

Anxiety and Depression are among the most common emotional illnesses in North America today.  Mike Glugosh understands how debilitating anxiety and depression can be.  At one time in his life, Mike was a hostage to his thoughts and feelings. Today, Mike has not only recovered from these struggles, but he has worked for The Midwest Center for stress and anxiety for the past 14 years. By providing leadership in over 1100 seminars, Mike has known the fulfillment of helping tens of thousands of people learn some of the skills for coping with anxiety and depression.

If you, or someone you know live with Anxiety or Depression, please join us at the FREE seminar which Mike will be offering at North Kildonan United Church on Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Please contact Marc Whitehead for more information.

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United Church Moderator Mardi Tindal is coming to Manitoba

United Church moderator Mardi Tindal is visiting churches in northwestern Ontario and the prairies for a series of town hall meeting to discuss the impact of climate change and what we can do about it.

Tindal is travelling by train. She’ll be stopping in Brandon, at Knox United Church, on Monday, Oct. 18. 7:30 p.m., and in Lockport the next night, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Little Britain United Church, 5879 Highway 9, 7: 30 p.m.

On a blog posted on the United Church of Canada web site, Tindal said: “I will share my own stories and symbols, and I invite you to do the same. Please bring your stories and symbols—such as an object, a poem, or an image—to represent environmental distress and hope in your community or your personal life. Many of these symbols will become part of the stories I share as my “Spirit Express” travels throughout the country.

Tindal is calling her visits the “Spirit Express”—she’s travelling by train in part to be economical but also to reduce the carbon footprint of her travels.

If you have a chance, I’m certain she’ll be pleased to see you.

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Are You Ready For Hallowe’en?

Did you know that Hallowe’en  began as a Christian festival? While the origins of the October 31 holiday may go back as far as the ancient Celts and Druids, the Christian observance of “All Hallows Evening” can be traced to 835 AD. In an effort to remember and honour all those who had died for their Christian faith, the Roman Catholic Church established November 1, as “Hallowmas” or All Saints Day. The festivities the evening before the holiday (All Hallows’ Eve) were marked by bonfires, and pageants featuring individuals costumed as saints, angels and devils—a tradition which continues to this day.

Despite some of the excesses which have become part of the contemporary celebration in our increasingly secular society, for Christians, Hallowe’en can still be understood as a celebration of Jesus’ victory over Death and Faith’s victory over the fear of it.

So, come join us as we celebrate Hallowe’en at Sunday service. Masks are optional!