Articles for the Month of March 2017

Job Opportunities

There are three job opportunities open in the Winnipeg community:

Red River Valley Junior Academy is looking to hire a Development Coordinator.

Are you desiring a challenging career opportunity which offers flexibility, self-direction and intrinsic rewards? Can you advance the school’s mission of providing awareness, cultivating relationships and securing financial resources to support its students and programs? Then you may be the ideal candidate for Development Coordinator. This person should be an engaging and energetic self-starter, an alumni or semi-retired, with a passion to develop and execute the school’s Development & Fundraising Plan. Training and career development opportunities are possible. Salary is negotiable.

Résumés and further inquiries can be submitted via email (info@rrvja.ca) or to:
RRVJA School Board
℅ Dr. Chrispin Ntungo
56 Grey Street
Winnipeg, MB  R2L 1V3

This posting remains open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

West Park Manor Care Home is looking to hire an Infection Control Nurse.

Seeking a motivated RN or OHN for this 0.5 EFT role. The position is indefinite or as needed for extra hours. Work is primarily during days but may include evening or night shifts, if necessary. Current active registration with CRNM and experience as an ICP is required. Certification as an ICP is recommended and preferred. Experience and certification in a health field discipline preferred. Some training will be considered for the ideal candidate. Orientation to the ICP program will be provided for success in this role.

Résumés and further inquiries can be submitted via email (mgumbs@westparkmanor.ca), phone (204-889-3330) or to:
Melanie Gumbs, DOC
3199 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3R 1X2

Application deadline is April 3, 2017.

West Park Manor Care Home is looking to hire a Unit Manager.

Seeking a motivated RN for this 1.0 EFT permanent position. Work is primarily during days but may include evening or night shifts, if necessary. Current active registration with CRNM, 3-5 years of related work experience, and management experience are required. Certification in gerontology and/or management preferred. Some training will be considered for the ideal candidate. Orientation will be provided for success in this role.

Résumés and further inquiries can be submitted via email (mgumbs@westparkmanor.ca), phone (204-889-3330) or to:
Melanie Gumbs, DOC
3199 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3R 1X2

Application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Annual General Meeting

The church met on March 11 for an annual general meeting. While we typically use this meeting to review departmental reports, this year’s meeting took on a different format. There were two items slated for the agenda.

First, the church approved the proposed budget for 2017, as presented by the Head Treasurer. He fielded a lengthy question period from meeting attendees, informing us of how the Finance committee came to propose this year’s budget.

The second item was an update regarding the Senior Pastor search. Our Head Elder, who chaired the meeting, outlined the process used by the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference. While most of the work is led by either the Church Board or the Elders, the Board welcomed input from the church. Our goals and strategies as a church also need updating. The question was asked to the meeting attendees: in what order would we like to proceed? We could redefine our goals and strategies first then search for a new Senior Pastor or we could focus on the search, and then work with the new leader to redefine our mission and vision.

We decided work on both simultaneously. While we search for a Senior Pastor, a team can be formed to start updating our goals and strategies. When the new leader arrives, we’ll have a starting point.

Whiter Than Snow

Did you know that all snowflakes have a dirty little secret? Each one is formed as ice crystals build on a particle of dust. This was the first point we learned as explored the theme ‘Whiter Than Snow’ at the Women’s prayer breakfast in January. In a tastefully decorated hall, we filled each place setting as we gathered together to partake, praise and pray.

The invitation contained a cryptic request to bring scissors. In addition to learning about snowflakes, we had a chance to create our own from square paper. With a series of folds and creative cuts–with our scissors–, each woman designed a unique flake. We feasted on a warm, delicious breakfast meal and then had a time of praise singing. Through poetry, words of encouragement and a devotional on Psalm 51, we learned more about God and the depth of His love for us, particularly as women. We ended our morning by praying in small groups and then as a whole. The attendees were each gifted with a mug, hand-painted and customized to the theme for the morning.

Thank you to the Women’s Ministry team for your hard work. The event was a success and many of the attendees are anticipating the next prayer breakfast.

The Women’s Ministry team welcomes your support, suggestions and ministry ideas that would meet the needs of the women in our church & in our community. The team can be contacted at womensm@hendersonhwysda.ca.

Hall decorated with set tables and snowflakes & lanterns hanging from the ceiling.

Each mug was hand-painted with a snowflake and the verse, Isa 1:18.

One of the many unique snowflakes created at the breakfast.