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Annual General Meeting October 29, 2017

We Welcome You To

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg

Annual General Meeting October 29, 2017

Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service

Our church strives to uphold our democratic principles. Though only members may vote, we welcome members and friends to attend.  Your input is invaluable in planning our future together.

A pizza lunch will be available for everyone following the service.

Childcare for children up to age eleven will be provided for the duration of the meeting to allow parents and RE volunteers to attend the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: All voting members will be required to sign in at the beginning of the meeting. You can confirm whether your name is on the voters' list following the service on October 29, 2017 or by contacting Carolyn Hill-Carroll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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Indigenous Accord

Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord

Our Shared Future Rooted in Truth, Harmony, and Generosity

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OUR VISION

Developed by children gathered in harmony to visualize a future of Winnipeg

“The City of Winnipeg is a place where everyone has a voice, a place where people and the environment come first, where everyone has fair access. Everyone should be treated with respect and acceptance and kindness. Everyone should treat everyone kindly and equally and accept them for who they are because when you feel like you belong, you achieve freedom. United as one, and hopeful, we can work toward a peaceful and safe city. Be a leader that thinks for yourself and speaks up for change.”

The name Winnipeg has its origins in the Cree name given to Lake Winnipeg “Win”-muddy, “nippe”-water. Winnipeg is located within Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland. People from around the world have come to call Winnipeg home and our community prides itself in its cultural diversity. As the original inhabitants of this land and as inhabitants of this land by birth or adoption, we all share the goal to make our city a better place to live based on mutual respect, equal opportunity, and hope.

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125th Memorial Garden: Oct-17 AGM Congregational Vote to Proceed

125th Anniversary Legacy Project: Memorial Garden Design

2017 October AGM Congregational Vote to proceed with project

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Based on the work completed so far by the project team, congregational feedback sessions and a meeting with Heather Cram of HTFC we are now ready to proceed with the following action step:

  • Vote to engage HTFC in developing a proposal for completing a detailed design which includes a consultation process and works with wish list content we have already developed
    • The proposal development process does not have a cost
    • The outcome will be an cost estimate for completing the detailed design plans along with estimates for what the memorial space may cost to complete
    • The process will help our group to refine the wish list and decide on the key elements that are most important our community including location and features

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Western Regional Fall Gathering

Western Region Fall Gathering 2017

Posted on July 10, 2017 by CUC

ENVISION – ENGAGE – ENERGIZE

October 13 – 15, 2017 | Calgary, Alberta 

Held at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 St NW) & Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW)

Hosted by Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council

Does your congregation need to re-energize itself? Are you looking for ways to refresh your purpose, to position yourself for growth, to become better known in your communities, and to attract a young and energetic demographic?

Join us in Calgary at the 2017 Western Region Fall Gathering to hear strategies for attaining these goals, to take part in an invigorating session on Truth, Healing and Reconciliation, or to enjoy an engaging arts and music stream.

More information and registration here. Please register by September 29.

Important Information Concerning Member Ceremonies of Significance

Important Information Concerning Member Ceremonies of Significance

Church members usually look to the church for support at times of major life transition such as marriage, birth and death. During the past two years, however, it became evident that clarification was needed in two key areas: who can officiate at these events, and which principles govern the use of the building during member ceremonies of significance.

You will likely have heard that the Canada Revenue Agency does not allow charitable organizations to give any special benefits to members. This means that members are no longer able to rent the building at discounted rates. However, since ceremonies of significance are considered to be central to this organization’s charitable purpose, the church can offer the use of the building to members for ceremonies of significance at no charge. At the same time, the church still needs to pay staff to set up, host, and clean up after these events. To this end, the board recently approved a policy allowing for a modest cost recovery charge related to staffing expenses during member ceremonies of significance.

Read the policy here

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October 28: Big Sale - Jazz CD's, Furniture, Art, Books

BIG SALE - 100'S of used JAZZ CD'S

Furniture, Art & Book Sale

Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

At the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent (click for map)

Jazz CD Prices: $2, $3, or $4 each

Also for sale:

  • Gently used furniture
  • Hundreds of books (for adults & kids)
  • All kinds of art work
  • Collectibles

Free parking! No admission!

Thank you for your support! See you there!

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