• Welcome


    Welcome to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg! We are a vibrant, intentionally-inclusive community, and welcome you regardless of gender identity, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. 

    Our Sunday services are held year-round, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and conversation. Childcare is available throughout the service, as well as a dynamic program of Religious Exploration for children and youth. Parking, transit, and bike information, as well as a map, are here.

    We welcome you, and look forward to sharing the adventure that is life and the spiritual journey. Feel free to Contact Us with questions or for further information.

    ~ Reverend Millie Rochester, Minister

  • Covenant of Right Relations

    Covenant of Right Relations

    We, the members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, confirm our Covenant of Right Relations.  As members, we seek to make our church a safe space for everyone.

    We acknowledge that we are different from each other.  We recognize that we are enriched by our diversity and that our differences will sometimes be a source of conflict.  We acknowledge that we are all responsible for our own words and actions.

    In this light, we covenant to:

    • Nurture a safe and welcoming community.
    • Honour each other’s inherent worth.
    • Assume good will on the part of each other.
    • Listen to each other with care.
    • Speak to and about each other with respect.
    • Be honest with each other.
    • Talk directly to each other even if differences exist.
    • Ask for help when conflict is too difficult to handle alone.


    ~Created and affirmed by our congregation, April 2013

  • Site Under Construction

    Site Under Construction

    Hello, everyone! This is your intrepid Webmaster, Karin. Our Website is Getting a Spa Treatment! I've been hard at work on the new design of our site to make it faster and easier to navigate. Much of the upgrade-goodness is under the hood -- in short, it's using the latest and greatest software.

    I haven't made menu items for all of the site content yet; there is a lot of reorganization going on. A legacy version of the site is being kept online in case you need to look something up. It is here: http://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/august-13-2014 Please note that this site will NOT be updated! You should not use the archived site to refer to the calendar or any other information that is time-sensitive (Announcements, upcoming services, etc.); it is for archival purposes only.

    I will update this little area of the front page from time to time with updates and details. Thank you for your patience!

    ~ Karin Carlson, Webmaster

  • Collect Water for September 7th Service

    Collect Water for September 7th Service

    On September 7th, we celebrate gathering in community with a ritual of water, the essential ingredient of life as we know it. You are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place or places in your lives, to symbolize our inter-connectedness with all of life. Each person or family will have the opportunity to add their water in a common bowl to some that was saved from last September's ritual (which includes some saved from years before that).  Plan to stay after the service for a potluck lunch.

    A few volunteers are needed pitch in for set-up and clean-up - please contact Rev. Millie if you can help. Clean-up will be quicker and easier if we each bring our own plate and flatware to take home afterwards.

  • CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

    CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

    Mark your calendars for a weekend of fun, music and personal enrichment on the weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014. The Canadian Unitarian Council’s western region fall gathering will be Edmonton, and the Unitarian Church of Edmonton is the host congregation.

    Theme of this weekend is Communities of the Heart, and a great lineup of programs is shaping up. The four themes will be:

    • Joy and Heart;
    • Meeting the Challenge of Pastoral Care;
    • Designing New Communities; and
    • Joyful Noise – a music theme.

    As always, there will be a separate program for youth. We will be meeting at the Alberta Teachers Association building, with the youth at our church.

    ~ from Susan Ruttan, Unitarian Church of Edmonton

  • September 14, 2014: Would You Harbor Me?

    September 14, 2014: Would You Harbor Me?

    Would You Harbor Me?

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    The haunting words of Ysaye M. Barnwell ask whether we would offer shelter to The Other – people different from us in faith tradition, nationality, sexual orientation, or physical health – and we strive to meet that challenge. But mental health struggles tend to be even more isolating. And yet most of us are affected, whether in its grip ourselves, or caring about someone who is. Recent tragedies in the public eye might be shifting our reluctance to admit that we wrestle with these demons, and call us to be welcoming of those who are held in their grasp.

  • September 21, 2014: A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    September 21, 2014: A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Fred Cappuccino
    Service Coordinator: Rev. Millie Rochester

    This morning’s guest speaker, the Rev Fred Cappuccino, will regale us with stories from his own Loose-Leaf Bible, touching on Einstein, Bishop Quayle, Edward Snowden, Wendell Berry, and Uncle Stanley Gibbs, a skilled grave-digger.

    Rev. Cappuccino is founder of Child Haven International with his wife Bonnie, as well as Minister Emeritus of both the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montreal and the UU Fellowship of Ottawa. Fred and Bonnie are recipients of the Order of Canada.

  • September 28, 2014: Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    September 28, 2014: Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    As someone once said, “Change is inevitable; growth is optional.” Life continues, but changes in all manner of ways. New opportunities arise even as old certainties collapse. Families form and families splinter. Jobs end, children leave home, partners die. When the familiar is fading and the future is unknown, can we welcome and embrace the new? There will be an opportunity to recognize life transitions during this service.

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