All services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
November 19: And How Are the Children?
The Rev. Meghann Robern and Service Coordinator Roger York
Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than the mighty Masai. It is perhaps surprising, then, to learn the traditional greeting that passed between Masai warriors: "Kasserian Ingera," one would always say to another. It means, "And how are the children?"
This service will also include our fall Child Dedication ritual.
November 26: Come Silence, Come Darkness
The Rev. Meghann Robern
In our modern life, we spend enormous resources on lighting up the darkness and surrounding ourselves with constant stimuli, often to the point of throwing ourselves out of balance. As we move deeper into the winter season of dampening snow and longer nights, what blessings can we bring from these ecological cycles out of which we evolved?
What is it?
Theme-based ministry is a new way of doing church and faith development that brings Unitarian Universalists together across differences of life experience, age, or beliefs. It’s a way of helping us focus and deepen, both in our spiritual lives, and in our connections to one another.
Each month, we look at a new monthly theme – past themes have included Hospitality, for example, or Compassion. A monthly theme packet is made available with questions for reflection, links to books or film clips to explore, spiritual exercises to try out, and ideas for integrating aspects of the theme into parenting, justice work, personal study, and so on. Some people like to consider each theme in relation to the question, “What would it mean to live a life of … ?”
Throughout the month, the entire community explores dimensions of this theme though aspects of our common life at the church, such as music, meditation, and reflections from the pulpit. There is also a monthly theme discussion group that meets from September through June. Please see https://www.facebook.com/groups/uuwinnipegthemediscuss/ for more information.
Monthly Theme Discussion Group for Adults
We will be meeting every month to discuss the theme in the living room from 6:30 to 8:00. All are welcome - you don't have to have been to this discussion before, or have attended the services this month.
We meet at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg at 603 Wellington Crescent, in the Dining Room. Bring a snack or come as you are. Also visit our Facebook page here.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the church office at 204-474-1261, or email Teresa Klostriech.
No child care is provided.
2017 - 2018
Here's the list of topics for this year:
- September: Resilience
- October: Vulnerability
- November: Blessing
- December: Giving And Receiving
- January: Resistance
- February: Earth
- March: Evil
- April: Miracles
- May: Freedom
- June: Beauty
- July/August Revolution