First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
Welcome to our site - we are glad you are here! Ours is a vibrant, intentionally-inclusive community that welcomes you regardless of your gender identity, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin.
Sunday services are held year-round at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and conversation. We have a dynamic program of Religious Exploration for children and youth, and child care is available. Information about getting here: Get here! Map, parking, transit, and bike information.
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.
June 22: UUs and the Pact for a Green New Deal Forum
The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is a signatory to the Canadian Pact for a Green New Deal. In keeping with this commitment, the Winnipeg UU Green Action Committee is co-sponsoring a forum at the church on A Green New Deal for All on June 22, 7 p.m.
Green New Deal
The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is a signatory to the Canadian Pact for a Green New Deal launched in early May.
Recognizing our collective failure to address climate and social justice emergencies, the Green New Deal is a vision of a radical response that will “see the full implementation of the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Right to Free Prior and Informed Consent, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations, and create more than a million jobs in the process. It's a plan to cut our national emissions in half within a decade in a way that works for working class families and creates millions of jobs in the process.
~Vyda Ng, CUC Executive Director
On June 22, at 7 p.m., the Green Action Committee is co-sponsoring the "A Green New Deal for All" event at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg.
June 23: Summer Solstice
Service Leader: Odell Havsdotter
Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens
This weekend many earth-centered traditions celebrate the longest day of the year with rituals and feasting. We will explore Celtic Druid perspectives on this special time of year, including moving through a ritual for the solstice. This is one of the many ways we embrace our fifth aspiration of being Spiritually Grounded: we seek transformation through personal spiritual experiences and shared ritual.
- 1053 How Could Anyone (Hymn of the Month)
- 1067 Mother Earth, Beloved Garden
- 65 The Sweet June Days
- 1000 Morning Has Come
Calling all Elders
The gift of elders is the long-practiced care for life. It is wisdom, persistence, and not allowing evil to operate in its habitual patterns. It is a solid sense of “enough,” and gratitude for life‘s goodness, showing a humble capacity to be part of the web of life.
It is evident in those who hold tragedy and beauty together, integrating life’s complex and difficult counterpoints within a strong heart that bears reality with love and moral clarity.
~ Rebecca Parker [adapted]
Our next Gathering will be on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:30 - 2:30, in the sanctuary.
Our Newsletter, The Communicator 2019 Issues
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From the Minister's Study - June 2019
Our theme for this month is Identity. And I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to say to you all about identity, especially in our current culture where the multitude of personal identities and how they intersect with privilege and oppression are so prevalent. And then I realised that so much of how we frame and cultivate and understand the identities we carry is through our personal experiences of the world… and that’s what often makes it so difficult for us to listen to each other’s experiences when they different from each other.
Hospitality Setup Sign-up Sheet
We need some volunteers to help with Sunday mornings for hospitality set up - we are at risk of losing this wonderful part of our time together.
We all enjoy our tea and coffee hospitality after the Sunday service - it is an important part of community building, catching up with friends and making new friends. Please help keep our morning hospitality happening. We are in big need of people to volunteer for the set up each Sunday. The time commitment is approximately 45 minutes before church and under an hour afterwards for clean up.
Use this easy-to-use online Hospitality Setup Sign-up Sheet to sign up for a Sunday or two now and give it a try - it's fun and you meet great people.
Please help keep our morning hospitality alive and well for all to enjoy.