News, Announcements, & Events
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.
Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord
Our Shared Future Rooted in Truth, Harmony, and Generosity
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.
125th Anniversary Legacy Project: Memorial Garden Design
2017 October AGM Congregational Vote to proceed with project
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
Western Region Fall Gathering 2017
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.
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.
- January 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- February 2017 Newsletter
- March 2017 Newsletter
- April 2017 Newsletter
- May 2017 Newsletter
- June 2017 Newsletter
- July-August 2017 Newsletter
- September 2017 Newsletter
- October 2017 Communicator revised
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
Free parking! No admission!
Thank you for your support! See you there!