All services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

April 1: Disruption & Resurrection

Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Laurie Marcella

What does the holy day of Easter -- both in its Christian origins and the Pagan goddess after which it is named -- have to teach us about resurrecting our wholes selves, and our hopes for the future, when it seems all is lost?

April 8: Innovare

Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Roger York

Innovation comes from the Latin word “innovare”: to take something inside yourself and make it new. In this worship service we will explore how transformation and innovation are not only vital to our ability to thrive, but also often scary to even consider.

April 15: The Transient & The Permanent

Service Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Tanya Brothers

19th century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker changed our living tradition forever when he claimed that messages and methods were more important than miracles. What are the aspects of our lives that are transient, shifting in meaning and purpose between generations and between communities, and what is truly permanent?

April 22: Biophilia: Connections to Nature and Community

Service Leader: The Green Action Committee, with guest speaker Rod Kueneman
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

Rod Kueneman is a Senior Scholar in the faculty of Sociology at the University of Manitoba and Vice President of Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-operative. Since early childhood Rod has been in love with nature's life processes. As a Sociologist, he understands the human need for community and belonging to something bigger than ourselves. But the journey of human civilization has resulted in enormous ecological consequences. The realization of a sustainable future is our moral obligation to the interdependent web of life of which we belong. Contact with the miracles of communities of living beings, in the gardens, in the orchard, and in the woods is foundational to our mental and spiritual wellness and this hope for the future.

April 29th: The Blue-Green Hills of Earth

Service Leader: Members of our Youth Group
Service Coordinator: Andrea James, DLFD

We celebrate the Earth, the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and our place in the cosmos.

Theme-Based Ministry

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.

Read more: Theme-Based Ministry

Monthly Theme Discussion Group for Adults

We will be meeting every month to discuss the theme in the living room from 6:30 to 8:00.  All are welcome - you don't have to have been to this discussion before, or have attended the services this month.

We meet at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg at 603 Wellington Crescent, in the Dining Room. Bring a snack or come as you are. Also visit our Facebook page here.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the church office at 204-474-1261, or email Teresa Klostriech.

No child care is provided.

2017 - 2018

Here's the list of topics for this year:

  • September: Resilience
  • October: Vulnerability
  • November: Blessing
  • December: Giving And Receiving
  • January: Resistance
  • February: Earth
  • March: Evil
  • April: Miracles
  • May: Freedom
  • June: Beauty
  • July/August Revolution