The Pinawa Christian Fellowship
Advent and Christmas Services
Second Sunday of Advent
Worship at 1pm in the Ironwood Supportive Living Lounge
Lessons and Carols with Pinawa Lutheran Church
10am in the F.W. Gilbert School
7pm Family Service in the FW Gilbert School
9pm Holy Communion at the Lutheran Church
Members and friends of the Pinawa Christian Fellowship, or PCF, are called together to be God’s people, to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to celebrate and proclaim God’s presence within our church and in the community. We are a unique shared ministry officially recognized by the Anglican Church of Canada, Mennonite Church Manitoba, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and the United Church of Canada
Our Ministry of Worship and Music
Meeting together each Sunday, to offer worship of praise and thanksgiving to God, is both duty and joy. We are led in worship by the Reverend Robert J. Murray. Inspirational music is provided by our organist, choir and congregational musicians. From time to time worship leadership is also provided by congregation members and our young people.
Our children are included in worship on Sunday mornings. There is a special story time just for them, and an activity during the sermon. With parental permission, they celebrate communion with us during the worship service.
Pastoral Care and Fellowship
In the PCF each person contributes to the ongoing care our congregation offers to those in our church family faced with difficulties, sickness, or grief. Our Congregational Care committee sends cards of caring, arranges meals or rides, and has a prayer shawl ministry. The PCF is represented on the Spiritual Care Team of the Pinawa Hospital and provides visitors. On request, Holy Communion can be brought to those who cannot attend church.
Our Ministry of Christian Education
Growth in our knowledge of God and the Christian Faith is an important aspect of our congregational life together. “Second Hour” activities are offered after worship at the Gilbert School and study groups meet at the office in the Pinawa Mall. If you have an interest – let’s talk about it!
Our Place of Worship
The Pinawa Christian Fellowship has never had a dedicated church sanctuary. Since 1963 we have rented space, as needed, for all congregational needs. Worship and Children’s programs take place in the F.W. Gilbert School on the corner of Massey Avenue and McDiarmid Road in Pinawa except for the Sundays between Canada and Labour Day when we meet with the Pinawa Lutheran Church. The church office and meeting space is located in the Sunova Mall, 40 Burrows Road, Pinawa right next to the Post Office.
Our Ministry in and Beyond Pinawa
Our Mission Committee is always looking for opportunities to serve in our community and the wider world. Our primary avenue for support of Christian ministries in Canada and globally is through contributions to our parent denominations and their related service agencies. The congregation supports the Pinawa Inter-faith Hamper committee and contributes regularly to the Lac du Bonnet and Area Foodbank. We regularly lead worship at the Ironwood Senior’s Residences and the Lac du Bonnet and Whitemouth Personal Care Homes. Volunteer visitors serve the Pinawa Hospital. Our ministry is always ready to respond to community needs in times of loss.