COLA Kids Club

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COLA has started a Christian Kids Club in the neighbourhood, thanks to COLA volunteers and donations from Tabernacle Baptist Church and St. John’s Cathedral.

This week marks the halfway point for the COLA Kids Club trail run, running Wednesday nights until mid-April. If you know of any kids that might be interested in participating or if you are wanting to volunteer, read more.

Starting Tomorrow: Growing towards God Series, The Cup

Upcoming Series, “The Cup” to ring in 2013

The spiritual journey is like a cup–a constant process of emptying and filling, giving and receiving, of accepting and letting go.” –Joyce Rupp

Join us for the upcoming Growing towards God Series: The Cup beginning in January.

The cup, as a symbol for our spiritual journey, offers us direction as we search for God’s presence and action in our lives.

The book, The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp provides a framework for contemplative focus alongside the practice and refinement of spiritual disciplines such as contemplative prayer, lectio divina, and journaling; all to aid us on the important journey inward. Facilitated by Spiritual Director, Nancy Phillips.

The Cup of life; The Open Cup January 8
The Chipped Cup February 12
The Broken Cup March 12
The Cup of Compassion April 9
The Cup of Blessing May 14

January 8th  – May 14th, 2013
Second Tuesday of the month
from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Brown Bag Supper at 6:00 pm (optional)

more on The Cup…

Growing towards God: Upcoming Class, December 11

Inner Transformation
through the Enneagram

with Janelle Schneider, facilitator
Growing towards God Series

Sept 11, 2012 – Dec 11, 2012
Second Tuesday of the month
from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brown Bag Supper at 6:00 pm  (optional)

The Enneagram is an ancient symbol which illustrates our journey of spiritual growth. While many limit its interpretation to “personality types”, this study will introduce you to its wealth as a road map for personal transformation.

December 11: You’re More Than You Think You Are

Learn how the various energies described by the Enneagram interact to
create the unique being that is YOU.

Charlie Brown Tree

The Charlie Brown tree stands at the back of the church waiting to be beautified with warm scarves, mitts and hats for children who don’t have them. Bring your contributions – either handmade or purchased – to drape the tree, so that we can deliver a boxful of the ‘fruit of the Charlie Brown tree’ to one of our neighbourhood schools to warm cold hands and heads this winter. We’d like to deliver the hats, mitts and scarves by mid-December. Thank you for sharing and caring.

Support Hospitality House Refugee Ministry

Eighty Strings

In order to support the work of Hospitality House Refugee Ministry, talented musicians Chuck Kroeker, Jonathon Wong and Ted Parnell-Best from St. Mary’s Road United Church have recorded ‘Eighty Strings’, a 15-track CD of instrumental music – including some newly composed pieces as well as old favourites. The title of the CD refers to the total number of strings in the instruments used to produce this wonderful music – five and four string basses, acoustic and electric guitars, violin and banjo.

We have some copies in the office, so speak to either Rene or Roger if you would like to buy one. The CDs are $10.00 each and will make lovely Christmas gifts. ‘Eighty Strings’ can also be purchased at Quest Musique at 150-166 Meadowood Drive in Winnipeg (204) 231-1677 or it can be downloaded at