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.
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March 30: Sharing Our Faith
Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens
While we are self-governed congregation, we are also part of a larger, national covenanted community of Unitarian Universalists all over Canada, know as the Canadian Unitarian Council. How do we participate in this greater sharing of our living tradition from coast to coast to coast, and how does knowing this strengthen our relationships with each other locally? This service will also have our New Member Ceremony, with an all-church potluck celebration to follow!
- Opening: 305 De Colores;
- Pastoral: 155 Circle ‘Round for Freedom;
- Closing: 299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love (HotM)
March is Stewardship Month
As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, our interdependence calls us to love and justice.
We aspire to be: Deeply Connected, Radically Inclusive, Actively Engaged,
Spiritually Grounded and Theologically Alive
How do you connect with First UU of Winnipeg? Are you a long-term member? A new-comer? Are you a parent of youth and children in OWL or RE? Are you a member of the Young Adults? An elder? Are you one of our many fabulous volunteers? Are you finding connection and support through our Pastoral Care Team’s initiatives? Do you find shared concerns about social and environmental justice and opportunities for acting together? Are you finding a welcome and sense of community in our midst?
From the Minister's Study - March 2019
You’re going to be hearing a lot from me and others this month about our pledge drive, during which we ask for your pledges in order to be able to create our budget for the next fiscal year. And it’s important to remember that our annual budget it not just a series of numbers with some words next to them. A congregation’s budget is a moral document that lays out how we are living into our purpose, with each other an in the larger community. What those numbers, what your pledges translate into is the support of our entire community.
Last Sunday, when the children and youth were asked what they needed to survive, they answered “love” and “truth”. We are teaching people how to care deeply for each other and be good listeners; how to help facilitate and guide safe, loving spaces for learning about ourselves and each other; and also what worship is about and how we create it, over and over again. We are also a fair and equitable employer that lives into a vision of economic justice. All of that is just a taste of what your pledges bring about every year.
April 7: Good Without God
Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter
One of the great gifts of the Humanist threads in our UU tapestry is “its positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.” This Sunday we will explore how Humanism has helped restore the primacy of human experience and relationship with each other as a fundamental part of creating sustainable, caring communities like ours.
- 288 All Are Architects (Hymn of the Month)
- 292 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
- 1037 We Begin Again in Love
- Closing; The Human Touch Can Light the Flame
From the Minister's Study - April 2019
We are a community that gathers around shared values, and lives into those shared values through covenants. Covenants are living documents that reflect the promises we are making to each other about how we are going to be with each other. And, because of this, most of the covenants we make as Unitarian Universalists are behavioral.
We have a congregational covenant, for instance, spearheading by the Shared Ministry Team a few years ago. Copies of it are hanging in the sanctuary foyer and in the Pine Tree Room downstairs. We regularly enter into covenants as a congregation with people who are serving in key roles: our Board of Directors, our Faith Development guides, our Pastoral Care Associates. We also have covenants with the parents and guardians of the children in our community, when we dedicate ourselves to them, and with the folks who join our congregation as members. You entered into a covenant with me, as your minister, when I was installed last October. Covenants are about relationships, and relationships are key to who we are and the choices we make as UUs.
Our Newsletter, The Communicator 2019 Issues
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