The summer months are approaching soon! And with it comes our annual Community Camp-out at Birds Hill Park. We are so excited to celebrate Canada Day (150 years this year!), the warm weather, and the Lord’s beautiful creation altogether as community!
Friday, June 30 – July 2, 2017. Our site this year is Group Use Area 1, Site 6. Cost is $30 per family/tent for the whole weekend. Online sign-ups are closed, but you can still come! Make sure you bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and adequate food + water for the weekend. You can also bring payment for yourself to the camp-out and you can give it to Vanessa Lewis.
We will also be including our Outer Circle gathering in the Sunday morning service on July 2nd with a BBQ lunch following! Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday morning service. There will be no service at 782 Main street, but a bus will be leaving in the morning for those who need a ride. Stay posted for more details about this.
In the summer of 2007, Flatlanders Inn opened its doors. In the 10 years since that time, we have been through many changes, including several expansions, and we have been home to a total of 112 people!
It is now 2017, and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary! We invite you to join us in the celebrations.
It’s hard to sum up what the past 10 years have meant for us. How do you describe 10 years of the joys and challenges that come with living in community and taking in people who need a safe and nurturing place to get their feet back under them? To get a sample of some of the things it means, we invite you to check out our special edition 10th Anniversary Newsletter, where we have collected writing from current Flatlanders residents, memories from friends and former Flatlanders residents, and photos from across Flatlanders’ lifespan. Look it up on our website or pick up a copy at the info table.
We will be celebrating on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and you are invited to come celebrate with us! Flatlanders Inn will be running the morning church service (10am), then at noon we will have lunch, live music, an open house, and a living museum.
~ Tara Glowacki
The artist talk for Freedom: The Power of Imagination is Friday, May 12th, 2017 in the Flatlanders Studio. The arists Cliff Derksen, Wilma Derksen and Odia Reimer will be talking about their work and what it means to them.
Their daughter Candace Derksen was abducted on Nov. 30, 1984. With large paintings by Wilma Derksen, installation works by Odia Reimer and sculptures by Cliff Derksen, all three artists deal with the theme of loss, forgiveness, and parenthood in diverse and varying ways.
Wilma’s paintings deal with forgiveness as space and the ‘white places’: “In my work on forgiveness, I have learned the importance of spaces — and for me they are white spaces. My work is about moving beyond one’s own control – a leap of faith into a white space.” Wilma is also an internationally best selling author of eight books.
Cliff’s sculptures depict his pain and his courage with the loss of his daughter. This show is also the unveiling of his new sculpture, “David and Goliath”!
Odia’s approach is through modern fabric installation pieces that hang effortlessly from the wall.
Artist Talk: May 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Exhibition Showing: May 5 – June 30, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm, Saturdays 1pm – 4pm
They are huge models of walking through the hard path and choosing to forgive. We should be coming to hear them on Friday. Odia and Larry were a part of WCV for years before moving to Altona.
We will be holding a community interest gathering on June 4th right after church for those interested in cultivating intercession, prophecy, healing prayer and prayer ministry. You are welcome to come participate and contribute!
We’ll gather together, meet others interested in these areas, evaluate where we’re at with these things, and envision the future together.
Everyone is welcome!
Sunday, June 4th (right after church).
The youth are fundraising again for Project Timothy! Please consider joining them at their Second Annual Coffee House Fundraiser on April 29th at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard. All the great things from last year are back! That includes live music, coffee, great eats and treats, raffle prizes and a 50/50 draw!
Tickets are only $10 if you buy them in advance!
We would love to have some amazing dessert donations or prizes for the raffle gift baskets! Please contact Jodi Labun if you are able to donate to support our youth.
Come to our youth fundraiser lunch this Sunday, Feb 26th following the service to support our youth as they raise funds to go to their discipleship bootcamp!
Lunch is $20/family or $5/person. Contact Jodi if you are able to donate a pot of chili or help out in any way. It’s great when we can eat together!
Coming up very soon is the Prayer Summit and Worship Symposium in Edmonton, hosted by the Harvest Vineyard!
The Vineyard Prayer Summit is a two day event dedicated to prayer and worship, and to seeking the face of God. In addition to the Summit, there will be three pre-Summit Symposiums: David Ruis, National Director of Vineyard Canada, will be speaking; Andy Park, worship leader, will be leading the Worship Symposium; and Dr. Rik Berry, professional artist, will be leading a hands-on track about the “Confluence of the Arts.”
March 1-2: Pre-Summit Symposiums.
March 3-4: Prayer Summit.
For more details and to register for one or both of these events, visit the summit website.
Please let us know if you’re planning on attending – we can coordinate!
Coming up soon is our Celebration Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend, October 9th, 2016! This is a special service where we gather all together and dedicate the whole morning to worship. Our kids will get to join us too! (There won’t be kids church for this Sunday).
John 4:23 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (NIV)
Dancing, drumming, singing, flag waving, contemplation, prayer, etc. is all welcome! Join us!
Our new murals are one of the sites for Nuit Blanche this year and our parking lot will be the rendezvous point for the Bike Jam.
Sat, Oct 1 from 6pm – 9:30 ish. Our parking lot will be transformed into a pop-up party that will include:
- Rally point for the annual Rainbow Trout Bike Jam (last year’s bike jam had about 600 bicycles), and for anyone else participating in the Nuit Blanche activities.
- Large pop-up stage with music (sponsored by Manitoba Music with 3 amazing acts),
- Participatory art project,
- Bike tune-ups,
- Break dance competition,
- Light art installations and a
- DJ booth.
It’s gonna be a party! We’re expecting in upwards of 1000 people and bicycles in our parking lot.
The whole event is a family friendly and dry. It will be loud and well lit (there’s a giant disco ball being installed above the DJ booth). Access to the building will be limited to the Flatlanders Studio (porta potties will be provided outside).
Our very own Flatlanders Studio will be open with the new exhibit called Art Catalogue. Blair is working hard at getting this show up and running. Make sure you come out and see the new LED light system that has just been installed – not to mention some great art!
This seems like a lot – and it is! For us it is all a great opportunity to “work for the good of the city in which I have sent you.” (Jeremiah 29)
Tomorrow, August 26th, 5:30 p.m. Flatlanders is hosting a dance party and potluck in the Flatlanders greenspace to celebrate our neighbourhood and summer! They have been given a gift from the Simple Way in Philadelphia and want to pass it on! So Come and join the dance! This will be a great time to get to know people. They will be collecting donations to pass on to another community in the city.
Please bring a side or a dessert to share, a donation, and your dancing shoes!
*If the weather is unfavourable, we will move the potluck and dance party to Saturday instead!
Don’t forget about our family potluck happening today, August 17th! We hope to see you and your whole family out there.
There will be a slip-n-slide, badminton, food, and lots of fun for the whole family!
It kicks off at 5 p.m., and ends around 7 p.m. at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard (782 Main Street) and in the Flatlanders Greenspace.
Bring a dish to share and join us!
After a year of fundraising, the youth are finally heading out to Project Timothy! Below are a few prayer requests from Jodi Labun:
“Hey folks, nine of us this week are heading out to Landenberg, PA where Project Timothy (youth discipleship bootcamp) is being held from July 29-Aug 6.
Please pray for our youth as they prepare this week and as they go. Please pray for smooth travels as this group is travelling by air on three different dates on the weekend beginning on Friday. Pray for safety for James as he drives to and from the church and airport over the weekend.
Pray for our youth that the Lord will stir new things and move in ways in our youth that we can’t ask or imagine. Pray that as they are immersed in this environment their love for the Lord would deepen, and the desire and invitation to head into what God has called them to would increase. Pray that this wouldn’t just be an event, but it would be a space where transformation would happen as we are challenged to be great lovers of Jesus and others.
It’s breathtaking to be in an atmosphere where teens are hungry for God. Thanks to all of you at WCV who have supported us on this adventure. There’s been enormous financial support through our fundraising efforts; for this we are so grateful.
Thanks for joining us in prayer over this next week,