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                                                                                                                Shared Ministry Becomes a Reality!

     We are happy to announce that Neepawa United Church and St. James Anglican Church have formed an Ecumenical Shared Ministry. This is an agreement between congregations from different denominations who want to join together for worship and fellowship in a new community of faith. From July 1 onward, parishioners from the two congregations will form the Neepawa United-Anglican Shared Ministry and will worship and serve our community together for the long term.

      The Reverend Chad McCharles is the new minister of our Shared Ministry. He has returned to the pulpit in Neepawa after a few years of service in Nova Scotia, and is looking forward to connecting with members of both congregations and working with the committees that currently serve both churches.

     Beginning Sunday September 6, 2020 at 11:00 am we will be worshipping as a combined congregation at the Neepawa United Church building, which is to be the permanent home for the Neepawa United-Anglican Shared Ministry. Our worship services are regulated by Phase 4 of the Covid Pandemic Response Plan of the Manitoba Government. As such, you are asked to register with Dawn at 476-5881 by 3 pm each Friday if you plan to attend church that Sunday, face masks must be worn, hand sanitizer is to be used upon entry and exit, and social distancing protocols are to be followed.

     If you are not comfortable attending the live service or have compromised health, the Sunday services are being taped and shown on NACTV at 10:03 am on Sunday mornings on Bell ExpressVu 592, MTS Channels 30 and 1030, Cable 12 as well as online at www.nactv.tv.  Services will also be available for viewing on the Neepawa United-Anglican Shared Ministry YouTube site.

     Members of both congregations have been working together for several months to make this new community of faith a reality. We are excited about a future where we can worship together, be united for outreach, fellowship and spiritual enrichment, just as Jesus taught. By uniting together, we are stronger!