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Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
Spirituality. Arts. Action.
CFRUC is a safe place for all people to gather regardless of race, creed,
age, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender expression.
If you are looking for a Sunday service we are offering them online and in person at 10:30 a.m. Masks are still required.
YouTube: CFRUC Live
Donations can be made to CFRUC at Canada Helps: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/crescent-fort-rouge-united-church/
or by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free for neighbourhood use.
Manitoba Conservation and Climate provided funding for this project.
|The Accessibility with Ease Project Update June 2022|
|The Accessibility with Ease Team has been working very hard behind the scenes to make our church accessible for all.|
The accessibility plans are now complete, and the drawings, that will be used by the contractors to actually do the work, are nearly ready. There is still some work to do to complete the final details and colour selections. All necessary soil and asbestos testing has been completed and no difficulties or problems were encountered.
The lift or small elevator will be installed at the Wardlaw entrance and will take up about one half the space that is being used by the stairs that lead to the upper floor and the basement. New stairs will be built in the remaining space.
We are looking at a 3-phase project;• Phase 1 will consist of some necessary preliminary work. We will improve accessibility on the main floor by adding electric powered door openers to existing washrooms and some exterior doors and other washroom upgrades.• Phase 2 will consist of reconfiguring the floor plan to clear the space the elevator will take on the south (Wardlaw) side of the building and moving the affected functions. New washrooms will be installed in the basement.• Phase 3, which will be the largest phase, and will consist of the installation of the elevator and a new vestibule at the Wardlaw Entrance. New washrooms will also be installed on the third floor.
It is expected that work on construction will begin before the end of the year. We greatly look forward to a fall update!
CFRUC is a centre for spirituality and the arts in this community – a place where community can grow, gather and flourish.
The foundation of our church and congregation is service. We achieve this through community programming, supports to the arts and by participating in broader social justice initiatives. Our building and grounds provide a welcoming gathering space for community to connect, learn and enjoy the arts.
On average yearly, we host more than 10,000 attendees at public events. Our church facilities can accommodate a variety of functions including meetings, workshops and concerts. Wheelchair accessible spaces are available. We have added recording and live streaming capabilities to what we offer.
We maintain a Christian education program for children and youth. At the same time we look beyond our walls to support the needs of the children in our neighborhood. Along with our arts partners, we provide enrichment programming to children and youth. The Fort Rouge Child Care Centre is located in our building.
We believe in the positive impact of the arts and this message is central to our purpose. We provide arts programming and are a venue for musical, visual, literary, and performing arts events. Artfest is our lively annual festival celebration of the arts.
We have a vibrant 55 plus presence in our faith community – energized, action-oriented and engaged. Community-focused programming celebrates and connects seniors. Join a music class, walking group or simply visit us for coffee and socializing. We offer opportunities to explore the arts, engage in a variety of workshops, or become a volunteer!
We believe to be faithful is to be engaged with the world around us, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others and to seek justice and resist evil. As we live out this faith, we have found a variety of ways to reach out to support families, seniors and many arts and choral groups.
Reverend Marc Whitehead offers worship online and in person, if health regulations permit, every Sunday at 10:30 am. We interpret the Bible seriously but not literally and seek the Spirit in everyday life. We love music at CFRUC and our services are enlivened under Music Director Michael Cutler. We also offer special services such as Christmas Eve and Good Friday, as well as weddings, funerals & baptisms.
During these Covid 19 times, we invite you to get involved and get connected! While adhering to social distancing protocols, Crescent Fort Rouge has been active in creating online and in-person opportunities to – Nurture Your Spirit!