2017 20 January

Messy Winter Church

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Come and join us for Messy Winter (1)

Come and Join us for Messy Winter – February 3, 2017 from 5-7PM

A fun time for all ages – No cost

Dress for outside fun – Weather Permitting.

Activities include indoor and outdoor fun.

2016 30 November

What in the World is “Messy Church”?

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Come and join us for “Messy Christmas”  on Dec. 2nd.

A fun time for all ages – Experience the Christmas Story through fun, crafts, celebration time & Meal from 5-7PM

Never heard of Messy Church.   It’s a family oriented, all-ages, and , well…messy gathering.  Christ is at the heart of all aspects of Messy Church as community builds around creativity, hospitality, worship, meal, and fun.  Read  – messy-church-values-principles-and-logo

For Messy Christmas details, click here:

2016 6 October

Still Listening…Voices Among us

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pastedimageHurry! Get your Tickets to Steinbach Neighbours for Community’s production of Still Listening… Voices Among Us.

Last fall Steinbach Neighbours for Community brought the production called Listening for Grace by Ted & Co to Steinbach. Listening for Grace was a theatrical production presenting the thoughts and concerns of a father who learned that his son was gay. Our intention was to encourage conversations, starting in a safe neutral space, for respectful dialogue on the topic of sexual orientation.  This year  the conversation is continuing with a  with a local production.

Still Listening… Voices Among Us is a collection of stories from people living right here in our communities in Southeastern Manitoba. The stories represent a wide range of people who are part of the LGBTTQI* community. Some of the stories come from LGBTTQI* people, some from family, friends and allies of LGBTTQI*. Each story is a story from the heart, lived by each person who was willing to share their journeys.  Neighbours for Community understands that human sexuality is a complex topic and few people are comfortable talking about it, but as one of the participants said “doing nothing out of fear doesn’t change anything”.

Check out the Events Calendar for all the date, time and ticket details.

2016 1 April

“COME IN” Conference April 15-16

Posted in Steinbach United


From Stigma to Understanding

April 15-16, 2016
Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church
1771 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg 

A time of learning and inspiration!

Registration Fees –  $130.00 –  20% discount for groups of 3 or more(from the same church)

Mental health is a term that is used widely and mentioned often.  What is your understanding of mental health and how do you support people within the context of your community.  We are excited to announce that Rev. Ron Falk from Eden Health Care Services will be presenting at  IN 2016 .  During his workshop he will outline definitions of mental health and help attendees understand the dynamics of stigma while exploring assumptions of mental illness.  In an additional workshop Ron will explore mental health and spirituality.  How do we understand mental illness from a spiritual and religious perspective?  What can we learn from how the church has been responding?  We are inviting you and those in your network to come “in” and be part of these conversations. Please share this opportunity widely so that your community will be represented at IN2016. 

2016 20 March

Enjoy Life- and take time to eat cake by the ocean!

Posted in Youth Blog

“So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat, drink, and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are gifts from God.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

2016 18 March

United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/ Israel

Posted in Steinbach United


Workshop details  in the Calendar of Events.


UNJPPI is a United Church of Canada related network working toward the goal of a just peace in Palestine and Israel by calling for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and equal rights for all who live in Palestine/Israel through education and advocacy.

On behalf of UNJPPI Kathy Bergen and Jan McIntyre will give a two-hour workshop.  During the two-hour workshop, Kathy and Jan will share information out of their experience that is not readily available in our mainstream media, briefly explain the history of the conflict, talk about the role of International Humanitarian Law and UN Resolutions in this conflict, share some personal stories of dedicated Israelis and Palestinians working for a just peace, and discuss some of the barriers that prevent people from speaking out and becoming involved in peacemaking.

At each General Council meeting since 2003, resolutions about Palestine and Israel have been discussed and voted on by United Church general commissioners.  United Church staff has developed educational materials including Unsettling Goods and an eleven-part video series Let’s Keep Talking.  In partnership with the World Council of Churches the UCC has sent almost 30 ecumenical accompaniers to Palestine for 3 month assignments.   They witness the effects of the occupation and share stories with the wider church back home. The UCC has a long history of supporting Palestinian and Israeli organizations working towards a just peace.

This workshop will help to educate and engage congregations on the issues while encouraging actions towards a just peace in the Middle East. 


Kathy Bergen is currently the part-time UNJPPI staffperson.  She has worked on Middle East issues for 33 years, 17 of them in Palestine–first with MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) in Jerusalem, the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) in Philadelphia, the ICCP (International Coordinating Committee  NGOs on the Question of Palestine) in Geneva, and with the Friends Center in Ramallah.

Jan McIntyre is a Manitoba farmer and chairperson of the Prairie Spirit School Division Board of Trustees. She has been sent twice by the United Church of Canada to work with the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), and currently works with the Hebron International Resources Network, a Hebron based NGO.

She has spoken to over 40 groups about her experiences in Israel and Palestine.

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