Speaker: Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Navigating the Unknown

“There is no comfort or sanity except in trusting; no peace but in believing,” according to Charles G. Ames. “We must walk by faith and not by sight. For always the unknown must be more than the known…” How can we summon trust when we … read more.

Why Weighs the Heart Heavy?

Note: Daylight Savings Time begins this day.

Among the many statues on the grounds of the Legislative Building here in Winnipeg are two on the west lawn: the small but poignant Holodomor Memorial, commemorating the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33, and the majestic Taras Shevchenko … read more.

Belonging

As humans, we have a deep-seated need to belong – to someone, somewhere, something, at least sometimes. We seek out communities, both formal and informal ones, and when they matter to us, we may desire a deeper quality of relationship. We strive to be members … read more.

While the Twenties Roared

The 1920s were a time of turbulence for All Souls Unitarian Church in Winnipeg, the city’s English-speaking congregation at the corner of Furby and Westminster. After nearly a decade of dramatic growth, its upward trajectory was disrupted by the global flu pandemic, the Winnipeg General … read more.

At the Core of Our Living Tradition 

What are the values and guiding principles at the core of our liberal religious tradition? The statement of principles and sources that Unitarian Universalists in North America cherish are but the latest institutional articulation of our evolving understanding, and they are arguably as much the … read more.

A Time for Sweet Surprises

Note the special service time of Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The poet Margaret Sangster described Christmas as “the time of the year for the sweet surprise.” With the passing years, it becomes harder for many to feel surprised as the Yuletide approaches, and yet … read more.

A Certainty of Honour

Stefania Sigurdsson was a longtime member of this congregation and a force of nature. She was the epitome of humourist Garrison Keillor’s tagline about Lake Wobegon – “where all the women are strong” – but she was more than just strong. Yes, she was tough … read more.

Reserves of Reverence

“A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths,” declared Carl Sagan in his book Pale Blue Dot. People commonly … read more.

An All-Pervading Presence

At the annual meeting of the Free Religious Association in 1879, John W. Chadwick spoke of “our inheritance of beauty, truth and good,” invoking an uncommon trinity that would have been familiar to the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, but which would have seemed secular … read more.