All services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
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.
November 18: Peace Within, Peace Between, Peace Among
Service Speaker: Sandra Somerville
Service Coordinator: Cate Ziegler
Virginia Satir decided to become a "people's detective on parents" at age five. As an innovator in the development of human potential and pioneer in family reconstruction therapy, she became a therapeutic guide to thousands in over 50 countries. Virginia created unique pathways to help people develop strong self-esteem and new futures for themselves. Satir guided families to find compassion and common ground – to recognize tragedies and social injustice and to innovate constructive ways to change. Join us as we explore some of the gems of Virginia Satir's lifelong observations about becoming fully human and healing ourselves.
November 25: Inheritance and Legacy
Service Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinators: Steve Lennon
Our theme this month is “Ancestors”. In this worship service we will explore what it means to inherit emotional, mental, and spiritual systems from those who have come before us, and how we pass them on to those who come after us. Our fall child dedication ritual will also take place.
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
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.
2017 - 2018
December: Giving And Receiving