• Today! 9-3: 25th Annual Jumbo Yard Sale

    Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    A fundraising event for (and at) the First UU Church of Winnipeg at 603 Wellington Crescent. Click for map

    • household item of all sorts
    • sports equipment
    • toys & tools
    • furniture
    • so much more!

    Free admission! Open to the public!

    Thanks for your support!

  • 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

  • The Caring Connection

    May 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    In a religious community, we sometimes think of pastoral care as the minister’s responsibility – the first word does include the root “pastor” after all. Today we honour those who provide a crucial compassionate connection, and recognize that one need not be a minister or Committee member to do so.

    Service Coordinator: Gord Clark

  • 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.

  • Our Office Administrator is Pamela Johnson. Her office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Her summer hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you visit and the main doors are locked, please come to the left door (the “house”) and ring the doorbell. The office phone number is 204-474-1261. The email is office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca.

    • Contact the Church Office
    • Contact Reverend Millie Rochester
    • Contact the Director of Religious Exploration
    • Contact the Webmaster
    • Contact the Rentals Events Director
    • Contact the Communicator Editor

    • Contact a Member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg

  • “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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  • 2015-05-24: The Caring Connection

    2015-05-24: The Caring Connection

    The Caring Connection

    May 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    In a religious community, we sometimes think of pastoral care as the minister’s responsibility – the first word does include the root “pastor” after all. Today we honour those who provide a crucial compassionate connection, and recognize that one need not be a minister or Committee member to do so.

    Service Coordinator: Gord Clark

  • 2015-05-31: The Perfect Minister – Not!

    2015-05-31: The Perfect Minister – Not!

    The Perfect Minister – Not!

    May 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    Rev. Millie reflects on ministry in light of her approaching retirement.

    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • 2015-06-07: Fare Thee Well

    2015-06-07: Fare Thee Well

    Fare Thee Well

    June 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.


    Since Reverend Millie and Roger Rochester came to this church 6 years ago, our congregation has grown in spirit, in commitment and in number. Millie's services, care and leadership have inspired leadership and promoted well-being. Roger's dedication and involvement have encouraged the same. Our church now is probably the healthiest it has ever been.

    Please join us June 7 to say thanks and farewell to Millie and Roger as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. A Pot Luck Picnic and Fare Well Party will follow this intergenerational service.

    Service leader: Sunday Services Committee

    Service coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • 2015-06-14: Pride Day 2014 at the Leg

    2015-06-14: Pride Day 2014 at the Leg

    Pride Day 2014 at the Leg

    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park

    Rev. Millie and Director of Religious Exploration Andrea James invite you to join them and some of Rev. Millie’s interfaith colleagues at Memorial Park on June 1, for a pre-Rally gathering, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Meet at our banner for family-friendly centering and reflection before we attend the rally and march together as a faith community.

    At least four volunteers are needed to serve as “marshals” (crossing guards) to assure pedestrian safety. Pride has offered training for this task, so if you can help, please contact Millie or Andrea.

    An alternative worship service will be offered at church for those who cannot join us.

    Service Leader: Janet Toews

  • 2015-06-14: Reflections On Being Human

    2015-06-14: Reflections On Being Human

    Reflections On Being Human

    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Looking for inspiration for this service, I needed to look no further than the Words for Worship UU Website. Come, find out what I found to be meaningfull for this Pride Sunday.

    Service Leader and Coordinator: Janet Toews

  • 2015-06-21: Solstice Celebration

    2015-06-21: Solstice Celebration

    Solstice Celebration

    Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    As the wheel turns towards the hot days of summer, let's gather together to light the spiritual fire within us. Let's explore what ignites our joys and passions. Will we discover what truly makes us bloom?

    Service Leaders: Janet Toews,Charlene Zelenko, Anne Belanger

    Service Coordinator: Janet Toews

  • 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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