Every year we provide opportunities to dive deeply into, make meaning from, and grow into, significant areas of our lives that are often seen as taboo in our broader society. These four areas remain constant, but the offerings change from year to year.
Grief, Dying, and Death
As Unitarian Universalist we encourage open conversations and personal explorations of grief, dying, and death. Our programs are intended to help participants become comfortable with and normalize talking about these areas of life that we all experience, and to align end-of-life choices with their Unitarian Universalist values.
Our Faith Development programs are not intended to provide therapy (though you may feel support and connection within them). If you need to talk to someone, please contact a member of our caring community.
In the fall of 2019 FUUW hosted a community education series, which invited Winnipeggers into conversations and learning about grief, dying, and death. For curated resources in many formats, please visit our Inquiring Minds: Dialogue on Death pages.
Most of us have a complex relationship with money. These programs invite participants to heal from shame and other emotions connected to their money story; become comfortable talking about money; and align their giving with their Unitarian Universalist values.
Unitarian Universalism calls us to learn about and work towards decolonization, anti-racism, and the dismantling of white supremacy culture. Our programs support our efforts in these justice-seeking areas.
To learn about the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism, click here.
Sexuality and Gender
Unitarian Universalists see sexuality as part of the wholeness of our beings. Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education is offered across the lifespan, from childhood to elderhood, through the lenses of self worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice and inclusivity.
There are Our Whole Lives programs for young adults (18-35), adults (35-60), seniors (60 and up), and in support of parents and caregivers who are their children’s primary sexuality educators. We offer at least one of these each year.