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Home Rosary Group: St. Charles Parish, is pleased to announce the formation of a home-based Rosary prayer group meeting every Thursday. Contact James Bowman at 204-802-4100 or for more information.

Finding Freedom, Place of Grace Ministries, 1040 Beach Ave., every Tuesday. This faith-based recovery program aims to help people find healing and freedom from addictions and childhood trauma that may cause serious problems. For more information, call Janet at 204-667-2421.

Living Room Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Ave., offers a faith-based support group for persons living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder Sept. 15 and 29 at 5 p.m. 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., 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 for members, $100 for nom-members. First child full price, siblings half-price. Register: 204-452-3711.

Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, Philosophy Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. Every Tuesday to Sept. 24. $10 per class.

Ingathering Sunday: Water Communion, Rev. 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, for those starting school, university, first time at a new daycare -- 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 to 9 p.m., Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Speakers: Dr. David Hocking, Dr. Paul Wilkinson, 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:, 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 email

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

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. Register by Sept. 16.

Reading and Discussion, Portsmouth Retirement Residence, 125 Portsmouth Blvd., Sept. 20, 2 p.m. Listening to and discussing the book, Intimacy with God, by Thomas Keating, a Trappist/Cistercian Monk. Information: Leonard Schmidt at 204-487-3553 or

The Trees at the Snowline: Rev. Fred Cappuccino First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker is founder of Child Haven International with his wife Bonnie.

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

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: or 204-775-0331.

Chosen People Ministries Canada and Congregation Haverim Mashiach in Winnipeg presen 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 bestseller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Cost $30. Early Bird Rate (before Sept 1) $20. Register: Carol 204-256-5052.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 7, 2013 D15

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