All services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
October 28: How Big Your Brave Is
Service Leaders: Rev. Jason Shelton, Rev. Meghann Robern, Andrea James, & PJ Buchan
Service Coordinators: Dylan Fijal & Marian Siemens
Join us for a multigenerational celebration of shared ministry throughout the prairies! We will be installing our minister, Rev. Meghann, as part of the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Western Regional Fall Gathering, and exploring community, love, and of course, our monthly theme of persistence.
This worship service is open to all; if you would like to register for the weekend conference, children’s programming, or the youth con, please visit: https://cuc.ca/events/western-region-fall-gathering-2018/1540573200/1540731600 If finances would prevent you from registering, there is scholarship money available; please contact Rev. Meghann or DLFD Andrea to arrange for a subsidy.
November 4: Therapeutic Clowning
Service Speaker: Sue Proctor
Service Coordinator: Cate Ziegler
Clowning is an ancient art form with roots in the human need to laugh at ourselves and our efforts to control, or to try to control, ourselves and the world around us. Clowning embraces acceptance of the inevitability of life's flubs, flops and foibles. The clown's multi-faceted role can be a catalyst in diverse social interventions with a growing scope as therapeutic clowning in hospitals and senior centers.
Sue Proctor, a workshop leader with the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival, Inclusion Winnipeg, Manitoba Theatre for Young People and Artists in the Schools, recently studied Theatre and Development at Concordia University in Montreal and has worked and trained with clown companies around the world. Sue has a background in mime, commedia dell'arte, puppetry, arts education, theatre for people with disabilities and has performed in festivals across Canada.
November 11: Remembrance Day
Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Odell Havsdottir
Please join us for a Remembrance Day worship service at our usual Sunday worship time. We will honour the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice, and there will be a time for sharing memories of loved ones who have served.
What is it?
Theme-based ministry is a new way of doing church and faith development that brings Unitarian Universalists together across differences of life experience, age, or beliefs. It’s a way of helping us focus and deepen, both in our spiritual lives, and in our connections to one another.
Each month, we look at a new monthly theme – past themes have included Hospitality, for example, or Compassion. A monthly theme packet is made available with questions for reflection, links to books or film clips to explore, spiritual exercises to try out, and ideas for integrating aspects of the theme into parenting, justice work, personal study, and so on. Some people like to consider each theme in relation to the question, “What would it mean to live a life of … ?”
Throughout the month, the entire community explores dimensions of this theme though aspects of our common life at the church, such as music, meditation, and reflections from the pulpit. There is also a monthly theme discussion group that meets from September through June. Please see https://www.facebook.com/groups/uuwinnipegthemediscuss/ for more information.
Monthly Theme Discussion Groups
Would you like to connect with others once a month, getting to know one another as you explore perspectives on the monthly theme? Small groups help congregants form relationships with others, while engaging with our theme.
Each group will cover the following topics, using the same format.
- September: Making Change
- October: Persistence
- November: Ancestors
- December: Humility
- January: Hope & Despair
- February: Truth & Lies
- March: Visibility & Invisilibility
- April: Restoration
- May: Hunger
- June: Identity