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

July 15: Stories from the Arctic

Service Leader: Lisa Naylor
Service Coordinator: Tanya Brothers

Church member Lisa Naylor will share what she learned sailing from Tuktoyuktuk, NWT to Prince Rupert, BC as part of the Canada C3 expedition, which connected Canadians from coast to coast to coast and inspired a deeper understanding of the land, the peoples and the past, present and future of our country.

July 22: Who Do The Advertisers Want Us to Be?

Service Leader & Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

Join us for our Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.

July 29: Half Believe and Wholly Play

Service Leader: the Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

We will celebrate the birthday of Unitarian Beatrix Potter by looking at how she integrated creativity, joy, wonder, and love of all creatures -- both human and non-human -- into a world that has captured our imaginations for generations.

August 5: Loss, Community and Loving Connections

Service Leader: Mary Warmbrod
Service Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

Loss of various kinds is an inevitable part of being a human. Community and Loving Connections help us accept, learn and thrive after loss. How do we accept and give help to provide loving communities?

August 12: The Heretic’s Choice

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

Miguel Serveto, a Spanish theologian and physician from the 16th century, lost his life due to his beliefs and how they conflicted with the dominant orthodoxy of his time, and the refusal of those in power to embrace diversity and growth of spirit. What can we learn about creating the best future for all of us in this lesson from our Unitarian history?

August 19: Call the Sabbath a Delight

Service Leader: the Rev. Meghann Robern
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the great religious leaders of the twentieth century, shared wisdom with the world about the purpose and the need for a sabbath in each of our lives. Join us as we explore this summer’s theme of “Sabbath” through his work.

August 26: In the Heart of the Whole of Humanity

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

Clarence Skinner wrote that Universalism “can not be shut up in one mind, one book, or one personality, but streams from the stars, springs from the earth, grows great in the heart of the whole of humanity.” What does this mean for our relationships with each other and with our larger communities?

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

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