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!