study groups

Bible Study

Our bible study group meets on Friday mornings at 9:15am in the Lounge.  New participants are always welcome! Questions? Please call Rev. Cathy Kinsman at 204-488-1130.


 St. Andrew’s Book Club

The next meeting of the Book Club will be Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm in the church lounge. We will be discussing Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. This is the autobiography of the author who grew up Manchester England in the 1960’s and 70’s. The title is a quote from her adopted mother when Jeanette tells her she is leaving home to be with her girlfriend who makes her happy. The contentious relationship between mother and daughter from the earliest days forms the basis for this book as the author struggles to understand her life and other relationships. Some copies of the book from the library book club kit can be obtained by contacting Ruth at mckenzieqrst@shaw.ca or 204-489-1537.


Observations

You are invited to join in a spirit-filled discussion after the service (11:50-12:30) on the last Sunday of every month in the Lounge. Each month, we’ll be tackling thought-provoking articles fromThe United Church Observer magazine. Bring your coffee, a snack if you like and your thoughts and opinions! Copies of the magazine will be available in the Narthex and articles are also online at ucobserver.org. Contact person: Lorilee Leslie-Cole llesliecole@gmail.com.  Ph: 204-488-8106


The Way of Discernment

A small group experience in Spiritu-al Formation will be gathering on Wednesday’s for 10 weeks. We will be meeting March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17. The group will meet from 7:15 – 9:00pm in the chapel at the church. A participants guide will be handed out at the first gathering. This small group is for:

  • people who are yearning to hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance in their lives
  • individuals looking for direction in vocation or life changes
  • people of faith who are searching for God’s will in matters of belief, ethics and faithful living

This is NOT a bible study, but rather a group that reads, shares and reflects on authentic stories that span the globe and are yet as close as childhood memories. Combined with selective scrip-tures, these illustrations create touchstones along the way of in-dividual and group discernment. Please speak to Rev. Cathy if you are interested – space is limited to 11 participants.