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Home Rosary Group every Thursday, St. Charles Parish, is pleased to announce the formation of a home-based Rosary prayer group. Information: James Bowman at 204-802-4100 or jamesbowman2010@hotmail.com.

Tarot cards reading, flame reading, psychometry, teacup reading fundraiser event, Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. Every Sunday until March 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for a 15-minute reading. 204-222-0071.

Finding Freedom, Place of Grace Ministries, 1040 Beach Ave., every Tuesday. A faith-based recovery program to help people find healing and freedom from addictions and childhood trauma that may cause serious problems. Information: Janet 204-667-2421.

Shaarey Zedek Selichot Program featuring Jay Stoller, African drummer, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Aug. 31, 9 p.m. An inspiring and musical Selichot service led by Rabbi Alan Green, Chazzan Anbal Mass, the Junior Chazzanim and guest Jay Stoller. Jay is an African drumming specialist with a diploma in African music from the University of Ghana. Living and studying drumming in Ghana for almost four years has given him special insight into African music and culture. Following the service, enjoy a film and refreshments. Free.

S'Lichot Service, Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Aug. 31, 10 p.m. Cantor Len Udow with lay leader Judith Huebner. We gather quietly, with exquisite music and prayer, in preparation for the days of reflection during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. High Holyday information: www.templeshalomwinnipeg.ca or 204-453-1625.

Introductory talk on meditation, Sant Mat Meeting Room, 1077 Grant Ave, Room D, Sept. 1, 1 p.m. Know Thyself as Soul Foundation will present a free introductory talk on Sant Mat, a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner light and sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation. Information: 204-792-5502. Free.

Blessing the Pets / Worship in the Park, Central Park, Edmonton Street, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. A service to celebrate the non-human companions in our lives and journeys.

Timeless Wisdom of Rumi: Rev. Millie Rochester, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. Why has the vision and passion of this 13th-century Sufi continued to feed the spirit, even today?

Living Room Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Ave., Sept. 1, 15 & 29, 5 p.m. A faith-based support group for persons living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. At Living Room, you can freely discuss your faith and mental health issues, knowing you will be accepted, loved, encouraged and inspired.

Not Your Typical Sunday School Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 15, 10-11 a.m. Designed for ages 5-8. Explore the rich collection of Jewish ethical teachings in Pirkei Avot through arts and crafts, storytelling and songs! Cost: $90/M, $100/NM - 1st child full price, siblings 1/2 price. Register: 204-452-3711.

Class: Teachings of the Medicine Wheel Philosophy Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St., behind the Royal Bank (Unity Church). Every Tuesday Sept. 3 - Sept. 24. Learn to apply the Medicine Wheel Philosophy as a learning/teaching tool for healing and self-development. $10 per class.

High Holidays at the New Shul Hotel Fort Garry, Sept. 5 - Sept. 14, Rosh Hashanan, Sept. 5 & 6, Yom Kippur, Sept. 14 Tickets: http://newshulwinnipeg.org/.

Formation for Healing Ministry * St Ignatius Ed Centre, 925 Jessie Ave, Sept. 6, Aug 26 + 27 scheduled interviews for the two year training for mature Christians learning via ecumenical team approach healing prayer. Program starts Sept 6. Information: Michele 204 663-6727

Reading and Discussion Portsmouth Retirement Residence, 125 Portsmouth Blvd., Sept. 6 & 20, 2 p.m. Listening to and discussing the book: Intimacy with God by Thomas Keating, a Trappist/Cistercian Monk. This will be followed by a session on Centring Prayer and Lectio Divina. Information: Leonard Schmidt at 204-487-3553 or adeline.leonard.schmidt@shaw.ca.

Ingathering Sunday: Water Communion Reverend Millie Rochester First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. The Sunday after Labour Day marks our traditional Water Communion service, so remember to bring a small amount of water from a place that has lifted your spirit, touched your heart, or fed your soul this summer. This might be from the tap in your home, from a lake or river or stream, from your garden hose - from nearby or far away.

Blessing of the Backpacks first day of school, first time at a new daycare, starting university or maybe even a new job, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m., Crescent Fort Rouge United, 525 Wardlaw.

23rd annual Winnipeg Prophecy Conference -- Sept. 12-14, 9 a.m-9 p.m., Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Speakers: Dr. David Hocking; Dr. Paul Wilkinson -- England; Dr. Ed Hindson; Dr. H. H. Barber; Dr. Roger Oakland; Dr. Rob Lindsted. Theme: An Urgent Call to Truth for Critical Times. Psalm 119:160. Information: www.wpgpc.org, 204-783-8376 or 204-832-4627.

Life in the Spirit Seminar seven weekly sessions on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. An invitation to all youth and adults of all Christian faiths, starting Sept. 12, 6:45 p.m., Holy Family Ukrainian Church, 1001 Grant Ave. Information: Marianne 204-284-4976, Hazel 204-837-7179 or Leonard 204-269-4696, or lterrick@mymts.net.

Yizkor / Yom Kippur Service * Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Crescent, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., Complimentary tickets are availalbe for those wishing to attend Yizkor on Yom Kippur. Please call the office to make arrangements, Complimentary!

The Off-Center Chalice: Reverend Millie Rochester * First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. There are many depictions of symbol of Unitarian Universalism. One that is often shared features the chalice within a circle, set slightly off-center, evoking the concept that there is room for other symbols, as well - which raises a question: If we encourage diverse theological approaches to religion, is there any "center" at all, or are we comprised of just a loose assortment of philosophies?

Bubbies, Zaidies and Babies Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Crescent, every Wednesday Sept. 18 - Dec. 18. Ages 18 months to 3 Years Old Bring your grandchild(ren) to this special playgroup! Kids will learn Jewish holidays, numbers, colours, animal sounds, and will enjoy crafts, singing, stories and play time! Cost: $115/M, $130/NM (Drop-in: $10/M, $12/NM). Register: 204-452-3711 or info@shaareyzedek.mb.ca.

Celebrating Rabbi Green's 60th Birthday! Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Sept. 20, 6:15 p.m., This year Rabbi Green celebrates his 60th birthday on Yom Kippur! Continue the celebrations here with us at Shaarey Zedek with a special Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Justin Odwak. Cost: $40/M, $45/NM. Register by Sept. 16.

2nd Annual Sukkot Car Rally & Pizza Party Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. Join the Amazing Sukkah Race in celebration of Sukkot, sukkahs and historic Jewish Winnipeg. Race begins at Etz Chayim, goes by sukkah hot spots and the Rady JCC,and ends up at the Shaarey Zedek for a pizza party and prizes. Register by Sept. 16 at 204-452-3711 or information@shaareyzedek.mb.ca Presented by Congregation Etz Chayim, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and Rady JCC. Adults $16; children under 12 $8.

Class: Embracing the Cross-over (Death and Dying) Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. behind the Royal Bank (Unity Church), every Monday Sept. 23 - Sept. 30, Learn about the life awaiting you after you die (the afterlife). Learn what to expect as you cross over to the afterlife --which includes your life review. $10 per class.

Steadying a Rocking Boat: Reverend Millie Rochester First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. The Peter Mayer song "Blue Boat Home" has become an environmental anthem - it is such an apt description of our planet. But the seas are increasingly turbulent for our boat, as we come closer to a tipping point of climate change. The interconnectedness of life is threatened, and we are responsible for the repercussions.

Westend Commons can we build affordable housing in the house of God? Worship Sept. 29, Crescent Fort Rouge United, 525 Wardlaw.

Church musician needed at Lutheran Church of the Cross Winnipeg. Information: crosspastor@mymts.net or 204-775-0331.

Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes -- The Prairie Cathedral is open for its 2013 summer season. Open Saturday and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Corner of Highway 212 and Zora Road, Cooks Creek. Information: 204-444-2478 or immaculate.ca.

Seeking a music director -- Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St., needs someone to play the piano/organ for two regular Sunday worship services and special Holy Day services, funerals and weddings, as well as recruit, lead and nurture members of the congregation in choir and music-team participation. Information: crosspastor@mymts.net or 204-775-0331.

Chosen People Ministries Canada and Congregation Haverim Mashiach in Winnipeg present -- Israel, the Church and God's Plans for End Times Conference, Oct. 4-5, 2013 at Mission Baptist Church, 771 Sargent Ave. Speakers include: David Silver, Out of Zion Ministries in Israel; Joseph Gray, senior pastor at Grace Church West Hill in Toronto, and Lois Tverberg, co-founder of the En-Gedi Resource Centre, and co-author of the best seller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Cost $30. Early Bird Rate (before Sept 1) $20. Register: Carol 204-256-5052.

To Israel With Love tour special from Winnipeg, Oct. 31 to Nov. 10. For those who always wanted to visit Israel, here is a great opportunity and big value price to the Holy Land. You will never be the same. Call Ken: 204-942-5433 or www.toisraelwithlove.com.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 31, 2013 D15

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