The congregation of Rivers United Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Margret Kristjansson into a part-time ministry with our Church. Rev. Margret was ordained in 1986. She has served at many pastoral charges including Austin-Sidney, Wawanesa, Hartney-Lauder, and Glenboro. Margret lives at Wawanesa where she trains miniature horses, offers driving lessons, and buys horses to train and sell. Her part-time work at Rivers United will include two services per month, administrative duties, support for the Christian Education program, and some pastoral care. Margret is filling a gap position until our congregation is successful in securing a permanent, half-time minister. Welcome Rev. Margret! 


Announcements

Regular weekly church services will resume September 8

Sept 17    Spiritual Leadership meeting
Sept 22    Margrét Kristjansson is service leader
Sept 23    Yoga starts. 7 pm. $50 for 6 weeks
Sept 28    Ella’s Birthday Bazaar 10 am – 2 pm in Friendship Hall. Crafts, produce and plants for sale. Cake, ice cream, coffee, tea and punch. Raffle items
 
Sept 29    Rev. Glenna is service leader
Oct 6        Margrét Kristjansson is service leader
Oct 13      Margrét Kristjansson is service leader
Oct 19      RUC Fall Supper
Oct 22      Ministry & Personnel meeting
 
Thursday October 24      Fall Indoor Thrift Sale   1 - 9 pm
Friday October 25            9 am - 5 pm
Saturday October 26       9 am - 1 pm.
*Always a great variety of household items, decor, books, toys, clothes, shoes, DVDs and more.

Ongoing Announcements
1. The Outreach Committee invites everyone to assist with purchasing School Supplies for children in need in Canada and around the world. The Mennonite Central Committee coordinates the sending of individual School Kits containing the same items for every student in a cloth bag. In Brandon, we drop off our supplies at Ten Thousand Villages, and they will pack them in bags and send them on. If you want to make some cloth bags, the pattern and size specifications can be found online. There is a donation box and the list of the items needed in the entry. So, this is your chance to shop for School Supplies again. Your gifts help!
 
2. BG Club is coming to Rivers. BG Club is a Christian-based alternative to Boy Scouts or Girl Guides that provides children with the opportunity to be immersed in Bible teaching, memorization, songs, badge work, games, crafts, special events, and more.
Who: Age 3 to Grade 6
When: Weekly on Wednesdays 6:00-7:30, October - March
Where: Rivers Community Church
Cost: $40 (Payment plans and sponsorship programs are available.)
How to Register: vbspro.events/p/riversbgclub

Suzan Ramsey is our compassionate care contact. If you know of someone who needs a get well or thinking of you wish, please call her at 204-328-7536.

Have an announcement? Call Donna @ 729-7203

Or email: dfalkevi@mymts.net


Remember if You need a ride to church - Call Dianne 204-328-7690)

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