First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
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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.
December 15: Singing You Home
December 15, 2019 at 10:30 am
Service Leader: Rev Irene Greenwood
Service Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler
From womb to tomb, music is an essential part of our lives. And for much of human history, the making of music belonged to us all. Whether it be a lullaby to a newborn child, a song while jumping rope in the playground, a campfire singalong, or a hymn at the bedside, everyday people engaged in creating music. Today, much of North American society has let go of this important part of our being, leaving the making of music to professionals. This can be a loss to our living. Especially in the final days and hours of our lives, bringing the gift of live music back to the bedside with compassionate harmonies for the ill and dying, brings comfort, hope and peace at that most significant time in our lives, and perhaps connects us with the universe.
Hymns (subject to changes/additions): 139 Wonders Still the World Shall Witness; 1002 Comfort Me; 129 Let Love Continue Long
From the Minister's Study: December, 2019
Our theme this month is The Unexpected.
This congregation has the privilege of currently inhabiting a riverbank in the middle of the city. One side of our property is landscaped foliage, paved streets, traffic lights, and sidewalks upon which people go for a stroll among cultivated human structures attempting to coexist with nature. The other side of our property is, past a few feet of mown lawn, the bank of the Assiniboine River. When flowing, it’s wide and slow, carefully, almost thoughtfully, pushing on the boundaries of what we humans have built onto its banks. When frozen, it’s a broad path, leading us to places known and unknown. The river is so wide that from a certain angle, you can easily miss the buildings on the opposite bank, and think yourself lost in the woods with the river to lead you to home.
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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.