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2021 25 March

Holy Week Reflective Times

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Here we are another year, and we are not able to have our Holy Week services in person again. Online worship services will be in place for Palm Sunday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday. We are offering an opportunity for you to have a personal, reflective time in the sanctuary during Holy Week. We hope this will be meaningful for you as you spend some quiet time in the church. There will be candles provided if you would like to light one during this reflective time. Our hope is that you will be able to reflect on the meaning of Holy Week for you. The times that the church will be open are:

Monday, March 29, 10 AM – 12 PM

Tuesday, March 30, 2 PM – 4 PM

Wednesday, March 31, 7 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, Apr 1, 7 PM – 9 PM

Friday, Apr 2, 2 PM – 4 PM

The following COVID-19 protocols will be in place:

  • Do not attend if you are feeling at all unwell or if you or anyone in your house are waiting for Covid-19 test results.
  • Do not attend if you have travelled outside of the province within the last 14 days.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the church.
  • Your name & phone number will be collected for contact tracing purposes.
  • Maximum people in the sanctuary at one time will be 4. There will be chairs set up, safely distanced apart.

– “Project Epiphany” Team

2021 11 March

Public Intentional Explicit

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Pie Day 2021 is truly a special one at Steinbach United Church!  We’ve been on this affirming path for 8 years.  Along the way we have studied, asked questions, listened, pondered and prayed. The overwhelming vote in favour of inclusion of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in the life and work of SUC is a result of this heartfelt and thoughtful process of growing and understanding together.

Covid 19 means our celebration of becoming an affirming ministry within the United Church of Canada will be a pre-recorded service. In these weeks leading up to March14th, the Affirm team has been focused on the details and deadlines for the celebration.  “Will the recordings be here on time?” “Is the sun too bright for recording?” “Are the photos ready?” Sometimes, when the busyness of preparation takes over, we don’t take time to reflect on the celebration.

As I write, all the components are completed and in the capable hands of the video production team with time to spare! The service will be posted on our website under Minister’s Message.  So we do have time to pause and reflect on this moment and the commitment of the folks at Steinbach United.

Steinbach United Church has received lovely messages of support from across the country. They are encouraging and much appreciated! 

With a vision of hope we journey on.

2021 11 March

An Invitation of Celebration

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With a vision of hope, we journey on…

Steinbach United is becoming an Affirming Ministry!

Join our celebration!

Steinbach United Church is a community of faith that actively supports justice and inclusion and began 8 years ago on an Affirming journey.  Together we listened, studied, shared stories, faced challenges and updated policies.  On March 14th we are celebrating becoming an Affirming Ministry within The United Church of Canada!

All are welcome to attend a Zoom pre-recorded service on March 14th at 10:30AM.

Following the service remain on Zoom to visit.

To join the Zoom service, email Steinbach United Church by Thursday, March 11th and request the Zoom link.

The service will also be posted to the church website

2020 12 June

Lift Our Spirits

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The Lift Our Spirits project is well underway. Watch our service videos (in the Ministers Message tab) every Sunday as we include pictures or videos showing the progress of the project. Installing a vertical platform lift to help make our building more accessible is important to us. Steinbach United welcomes and includes everyone.

2020 26 May

Pentecost Sunday

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This Sunday marks the 50th day (counting Easter Sunday) or seventh week (not counting Easter Sunday) after Easter. Derived from the Greek word meaning “50th (day)”, Pentecost is a reference to the Jewish festival Shavuot or the Festival of Weeks, which is held on the 50th day after the second day of Passover. This festival celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. In Acts 2, it is said that the disciples had gathered on the day of Pentecost, or the day of the festival of Shavuot. That’s when the wind and fire and Spirit came! The Liturgical Colour corresponding with this holy day is red. Red is a primary colour and a warm colour. It symbolizes fire, spirit, energy, passion, strength, power, intensity, courage, and determination. It draws to mind the flames dancing over the disciples and friends of Jesus gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost.

2020 12 May

Worship online

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Starting May 3rd, we have been putting together Sunday worship videos. Check them out in the ‘Ministers Message’ tab.

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