• Welcome

    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

  • 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.

    Fall Gathering Lineup

    The CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering, the annual prairie gathering of the UU clan, is just a few weeks away. It’s happening in Edmonton, so don’t miss it. Registration for adults is $145, which includes a day of workshops plus lunch, dinner and a Saturday evening open-mic entertainment.

    All the action is on the week

  • 2014 Communicator Issues

    2014 Communicator Issues
  • Join Us for Adult Programs!

    Join Us for Adult Programs!

    Are you interested in personal growth or in deepening your faith this fall?

    Besides the programs listed, remember ongoing groups continue such as: Chalice Circles, Writing Group, Video Discussion Group, ROMEOS and Women at the Forks. Information is available in the church lobby pamphlet rack.

    To register for programs below, please email adultprog.uuwpg@mts.net or use the registration form in the pamphlet rack. Fees are due the first class. We don’t want limited finances to be a barrier. Contact any member of Adult Programming privately for a subsidy. Adult Programming Committee members are: Anne Belanger, Kathleen Hays, Trevor Semotok, Jeanne Towle, Sonya Watson. A minimum of five participants is necessary to offer a program – tell your friends!

    Meditation Group

    This program is for individuals who are interested in meditation or already meditating as part of their spiritual growth. Whatever spiritual path you have chosen and wherever you are on your path, you will have an opportuni

  • September 28, 2014: Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    September 28, 2014: 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.

  • October 5, 2014: To Listen with the Ears of Your Heart

    October 5, 2014: To Listen with the Ears of Your Heart

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    One reason we gather in community is to counter-act and heal disconnection – from our truest selves, from each other, and from needs greater than our own. Through genuine deep listening, the process of reconnection and restoration can begin.

  • October 12, 2014: Thanks Giving

    October 12, 2014: Thanks Giving

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    Like our neighbours south of the border, we in Canada intentionally give thanks one day each year, though on different days of the year. As limited as this is, setting aside even one day to give thanks can have a profound effect on physical, emotional and spiritual health.  This service includes a Child Dedication, welcoming children into relationship with our beloved community. The Choir will sing.

  • October 19, 2014: Just what gods are YOU denying -- or affirming -- or doubting?

    October 19, 2014: Just what gods are YOU denying -- or affirming -- or doubting?

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Professor Donald A. Bailey
    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

    With what deliberation, or carelessness, do Unitarian Universalists self-describe as "atheists", "agnostics" or "humanists"?  (If we do, since a UU can believe any of several other things!)  What are the traditional frontiers and overlaps between them?  Is it actually the Abrahamic religions that are the particular target of our doubts or denials?  This sermon suggests we start with the admission that there are myriad sorts of "deities" and of "atheists" and "agnostics."  Is "humanism" an umbrella term to cover atheists and agnostics, or does it have other or additional features of its own?  We will explore the entire cosmos in twenty minutes.

  • October 26, 2014: Bridging the Gender Divide

    October 26, 2014: Bridging the Gender Divide

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Reverend Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

    The principles of affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations call us to overcome barriers that divide us. Domestic violence, prevalent in the news lately, is but one indication that our work is incomplete. The Choir will sing.






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  • Wed Oct 01 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
    Kids' Club
    Religious Exploration

























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