Come and Worship with Us
Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Lower Level, WestEnd Commons (formerly St. Matthew's Anglican Church), corner of Maryland and St. Matthews. Enter southwest door, 365 McGee St.
Mailing Address: Grain of Wheat at WestEnd Commons
365 McGee St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3M5
What's on the Site:
New Seed Groups 2014-15 - download the PDF under Important Docs
Minutes Jan 29 2014 DMC - see Meeting Minutes
Minutes 2013 GoW AGM - see Meeting Minutes (last AGM)
Identity Statement & Members' Commitments (May 2012) - see below
Recordings from recent presentations on Sexual Orientation - see Important Docs
Sexual Orientation Conversation - see Important Docs
List of Members 2013-14 - see Important Docs
G.o.W. Teams, Committee Contacts, Gatekeepers - see Important Docs
The Stories of Grain of Wheat - the first decade - see Miscellany
Discernment Groups and Quaker Clearness Committees - see Miscellany
Grain of Wheat Church-Community Identity Statement Members’ Commitments As Members of Grain of Wheat we uphold the essence of our original Covenant, a statement of faith and identity, written by our founders in the early 1980’s.
We serve God, the Holy Three in One: Creator of all, Redeemer in Jesus Christ, and Sustainer through the Holy Spirit. Called to be in communion with God, with each other, and with the rest of creation, we seek inner transformation through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and we commit to participation in God’s mission in the world.
As an ecumenical Christian church-community, part of the Body of Christ, we desire to be both a welcoming place of worship, and an intergenerational community. We desire to know and follow Jesus. We seek the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We want to be a source of spiritual, emotional and material support for our community and for others. We cultivate right relationships with other churches and faith communities, and work towards healing love, peace and justice for all people.
Acknowledging our need of God’s blessing, we continually strive in changing times to better express and fulfill our commitments to God, the world, and each other. We make the following commitments believing they are the way to the richness and fullness of life that God intends.
1.We acknowledge God as the central inspiration for our life together and participate in
a. Grain of Wheat Church‐Community prayer and worship
b. Personal prayer and practices that promote spiritual growth
c. Biblical reflection and learning
2. We are disciples of Jesus and strive to live Christ-like lives by
a. Welcoming and caring for the stranger, the newcomer, the poor, the sick, the prisoner
b. Sharing the Good News, our resources and our gifts with the community and the world
c. Living a Life of Enough by resisting consumerism and conserving resources
d. Working for reconciliation in all things (relationships, structures, creation)
3. We support Grain of Wheat Church-Community Life by
a. Giving and receiving caring support and practical help
b. Building relationships by participating in community gatherings
c. Discerning God’s will for our individual lives, for G.o.W., and for the world
d. Making space in our lives for participation in G.o.W.’s ministries
e. Speaking and acting for peace and justice
f. Accepting and offering accountability for Members’ Commitments