• 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

  • You Must Be Fully Present to Win

    March 1, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    As we explore what it means to live a life of devotion, it’s important to realize that there is no “one size fits all” model. For some, it might mean giving of one’s heart so completely that in end, the direction of one’s life is shaped; for others, it might begin with adopting a particular spiritual practice. Some of us question how to apply the concept. How are we called to be, during this discernment process? How does one live a life of devotion? The title of this sermon offers a clue. The Choir will sing this morning.

    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

    This month's theme is "What does it mean to live a life of Devotion?"

  • We are located at 603 Wellington Crescent, just over the Maryland bridge on the South side of the Assiniboine River. (Click to go to the Google Map.)pictureofuuchurchmap

    Getting here by bike or bus: You are encouraged to ride your bike or take Winnipeg Transit. Routes 20, 29 and 99 run on Sunday mornings and stop at these bus stops; routes 17, 10 and several others stop within a 10 minute walk. Every Sunday during summer months, from dawn to dusk, cars are discouraged to use Wellington Crescent so that it can be used as a bike/walking/jogging path.

    Getting here by car: If you are driving East on Academy, please note that there is a cement barrier on Harrow and Academy preventing left (North) turns from Eastbound Academy onto Harrow (going through to Wellington). Parking is available in our church parking lot, and overflow parking is available on the street and at the far West end of the Rehabilitation Hospital. For information about handicap parking spaces, please contact the church office.

  • Our Church was certified as a "Welcoming Congregation" - welcoming to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people - in 1996.  Today we broaden our welcome to include Two-Spirit and Gender-Nonconforming people as well as all who fall elsewhere on the gender identity and sexual orientation spectrums.

    We are proud to be part of the rich history of Canadian Unitarians who support LGBTTQ* rights.

    To learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) Welcoming Congregation program, click here.

    To learn more about our own history, please visit this page.

  • “We are committed to providing a safe environment for all individuals attending congregational activities, free of personal harassment, including sexual harassment. If you have any concerns or questions, or just want further information, please call any one of the committee members.”

    The congregation passed the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Safe Church Policy in 2001. The policy is extensive and outlines procedures to be followed to make and/or to deal with any concern or complaint. A copy of the policy may be obtained by contacting a member of the resource team.

    Read more about the Safe Church Policy, Mandate, and Committee here.

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  • 2015-03-01: You Must Be Fullly Present to Win

    2015-03-01: You Must Be Fullly Present to Win

    You Must Be Fully Present to Win

    March 1, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    As we explore what it means to live a life of devotion, it’s important to realize that there is no “one size fits all” model. For some, it might mean giving of one’s heart so completely that in end, the direction of one’s life is shaped; for others, it might begin with adopting a particular spiritual practice. Some of us question how to apply the concept. How are we called to be, during this discernment process? How does one live a life of devotion? The title of this sermon offers a clue. The Choir will sing this morning.

    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

    This month's theme is "What does it mean to live a life of Devotion?"

  • 2015-03-08: International Women's Day

    2015-03-08: International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day

    March 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    On this International Women’s Day, we reflect on the life and work of Nellie McClung and Margret Benedictsson. Not as well-known as many other activists of her day, Margret – a Unitarian Icelandic Manitoban – has been called “the forgotten suffragette.” The Choir will sing this morning.

    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

    This month's theme is "What does it mean to live a life of Devotion?"

  • 2015-03-15: Perspectives on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    2015-03-15: Perspectives on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Perspectives on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Service leader: Matthew McRae
    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

    Those who have visited the CMHR are impressed with the great volume of work that went into the building and the many exhibits and interactive displays there. Matthew McRae will talk about what went into the completion of Winnipeg's new main attraction, and what impact it is having on people.

  • 2015-03-22: Celebration Sunday

    2015-03-22: Celebration Sunday

    Celebration Sunday

    March 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m followed by luncheon at about noon

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    Our enthusiastic commitment to the kinship we nurture as a faith community is a value to be celebrated – and so this morning, we renew that commitment with our personal, private pledges of financial support, which along with our gifts of time and talents ensure that Unitarian Universalism will flourish in Winnipeg. Let us celebrate together the Circle of Abundance that together we share! The Choir will sing this morning, and the service will be followed by a complimentary luncheon (though donations are always welcome!) and entertainment.

    Please RSVP for the luncheon to lyclark@mymts.net

    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

  • 2015-03-29: Peace Through Dialogue

    2015-03-29: Peace Through Dialogue

    Peace Through Dialogue

    March 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., with a conversation after the service

    Ab Freig and Howard Morry

    We welcome the Co-Chairs of Winnipeg’s Arab-Jewish Dialogue to our pulpit. Founded in 2006, the AJD is a non-profit initiative dedicated to encouraging positive relations and respect between local Arabs and Jews. (For more information about the organization, go to their website: www.arabjewishdialogue.com) Their presentation, one based on mutual respect, will be the basis for a conversation after the service – also based firmly on mutual respect.

    Service Coordinators: Rev. Millie Rochester and Esther Kathryn

  • 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

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