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Class: Manifesting with your Spirit Guides and Animals Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St., every Tuesday to Oct. 22. As you meet your Power Animal / Spirit Animal they will empower you with attributes, powers and lessons to help you achieve your life's purpose. $10.

Mary, Mother of the Church Parish a day of reflection inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, Oct. 5, 10.15 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church hall 85 Kirkbridge Dr. Talk given by Fr. Jose Eduardo Medeiros, Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish and a time of prayer, readings and songs, followed by a potluck lunch.

Fr. Kevin Bettens, Pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish Blessing of Pets, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m., 85 Kirkbridge Dr. In honour of St. Francis of Assisi love of all creatures.

Introductory Talk on Meditation Sant Mat Meeting Room, 1077 Grant Ave., Room D, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Free.

Blessing of the Animals service, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor St. Bring your animal on a leash or in an appropriate carrier.

Unitarian Church Sunday Services First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres. every Sunday Oct. 6-27. Oct 6: Prof. D. Bailey, Offertory is a Sacrament; Oct. 13, Rev. M. Rochester, Thanksgiving (also Child Dedication Ceremony); Oct. 20, guest speakers B. Rempel & M. Thiessen, SSCOPE Inc (Self-Starting Creative Opportunities for People in Employment); Oct. 27, Rev. M. Rochester, A Theology of Gratitude. Information: 204-474-1261 or

Class: Psychic Art Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Develop your talent of drawing as you learn to connect to your higher power. $40.

Exploring Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel Springfield Public Library, Hwy. 206 and Dugald Rd., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. A free introductory workshop and discussion to gain insight and guidance relating to your dreams and their inner spiritual connection. Hwy. 206 and Dugald Rd., Dugald.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., every Thursday Oct. 10 to May 22. A global network of learning communities where adults study together to acquire a deeper knowledge of Judaism.

World Village Gospel Choir -- Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., second Saturday of the month Oct. 12-Jan. 20, 1 p.m. World Village Gospel Choir, a new and dynamic 40-voice vocal ensemble, seeks new members. We sing southern U.S.-style gospel music, World Music from around the globe, and new arrangements of music by well-loved artists U2 and Peter Gabriel. Information: 204-284-3684 or

Living Room Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Avenue, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. A faith-based support group for persons living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

30th anniversary documentary Facing Hunger: A Documentary about the work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank Prairie Public TV (PBS), Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Information:

Eckankar Presents Past Lives, Dreams & Soul Travel Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Information: 204-83705915 or

At Portsmouth Retirement Residence, 125 Portsmouth Blvd., Oct. 18, 2 p.m. listen to and discuss the book: "Intimacy with God," by Thomas Keating, a Trappist/Cistercian Monk. This will be followed by a session of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. Meet in the Library on the third floor, Oct. 4 and 18, 2 p.m. Information: Leonard Schmidt 204-487-3553 or Free.

CMU Vespers Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Contemplative evenings of community worship, prayer, scripture reading, and choral music.

The Purpose of Soul Travel Eckankar Worship Service Canad Inns Ft. Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. Information: 204-233-4281 or

Class: Advanced Self-Hypnosis Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Learn to formulate hypnotic suggestions for purposes such as: health, bad habits, insomnia, self confidence, procrastination, stage fright, fatigue, sports, improving memory, learning, centering. $40.

Jesuit Lecture Series St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, 100-70 Dysart Road, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Two lectures featuring keynote speaker Fr. David Vincent Meconi, SJ: "From the Restless to the Godly Heart: The Deification of St. Augustine". "Ignatius of Loyola: The Mystic of the Mundane" 1 p.m., Oct 22, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, 258-70 Dysart Road. Information: Free.

Winnipeg Central Aglow Lighthouse Meeting Best Western Inn and Suites, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., 1714 Pembina Hwy. Video teaching by Graham Cooke. Reservations: Marion 204-736-2341 or Florida 204-453-2561. $7.

Multifaith Voices on Physician-Assisted Suicide St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge St., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Case presentation by Dr. Brent Kvern (Professor of Family Medicine at U of M) with responses from an interfaith panel (Rabbi Alan Green, Sheikh Hosni Azzabi, Barry Hammond, Rev. Lynn Granke) and a clinical ethicist (Dr. George Webster). $5.

Goodness & Grace 2 Conference Windsor Park United Church, 204-256-8792, Oct. 25 - 27. "Goodness and Grace 2", a conference focused on congregational development and renewal. In the midst of all the rumours of the demise of the church, there is much good news and reason for hope. This is a conference for churches that are committed to reaching out and reaching deep. Information:, Sharon Wilson or Patrick Woodbeck 204-256-8792. $75.

Living Room Immanuel Pentecostal Church, 955 Wilkes Avenue, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. A faith-based support group for persons living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

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.


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