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

September 9: Change Is in the Air

Worship Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Worship Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

Summer is winding down, and for many of us, new endeavours are beginning: new school years for all ages, new projects, and new program year for the church. And, along with new things often comes change, which can be uncomfortable… even scary. Bring your backpack, messenger, briefcase, or any other bag you use for your stuff to this multigenerational service. As we explore the spiritual dimensions of change, we will also bless each other’s bags that help us stay ready for whatever the days bring our way.

September 16: The Water Remembers

Worship Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
Worship Coordinator: Steve Lennon

We celebrate our ingathering once again with our annual Water Communion tradition. For this multigenerational service, please bring water from a location that has meaning for you -- the hose you use to water your garden, perhaps, or from the lake where the congregation goes camping every year. This service will also be followed by the annual Ingathering All-Congregation Potluck. Signups for setup and cleanups will be forthcoming in the all-church email.

September 23: Take Off Your Bib and Put On Your Apron

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

People often says that church is one of the places they go to “be fed.” What often gets forgotten is that it is the people who also have to do the feeding of each other, and when we are all serving, everyone can get fed. Join us for this exploration of how we can discern our gifts by practicing them with each other in our congregational community. During this worship service we will also covenant with our Lifespan Faith Development facilitators and teachers. Please stay afterward to explore our Shared Ministry Fair, where committees and teams within the congregation will have tables out to answer your questions about what they do.

September 30: Building a New Way

Worship Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern

“We can feed our every need; start with love, that is the seed.” This line from hymn #1017 is foundational to how we gather together and build a sustainable future for those within our congregation, those in the greater community, and all who will come after us. Such a commitment requires strong and steadfast leadership, which must be perpetually cultivated and supported by all, not just a few. We will covenant with and install this year’s elected Board of Directors, and talk about helping each other find courage for the journey of life.

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

Read more: Monthly Theme Discussion Groups

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. 

Monthly Themes

2017 - 2018

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