• Welcome to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg! We are a vibrant, intentionally-inclusive community, and welcome you regardless of gender identity, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. 

    Our Sunday services are held year-round, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and conversation. Childcare is available throughout the service, as well as a dynamic program of Religious Exploration for children and youth. Parking, transit, and bike information, as well as a map, are here.

    We welcome you, and look forward to sharing the adventure that is life and the spiritual journey. Feel free to Contact Us with questions or for further information.

    ~ Reverend Millie Rochester, Minister

  • We are located at 603 Wellington Crescent, just over the Maryland bridge on the South side of the Assiniboine River. (Click to go to the Google Map.)pictureofuuchurchmap

    Getting here by bike or bus: You are encouraged to ride your bike or take Winnipeg Transit. Routes 20, 29 and 99 run on Sunday mornings and stop at these bus stops; routes 17, 10 and several others stop within a 10 minute walk. Every Sunday during summer months, from dawn to dusk, cars are discouraged to use Wellington Crescent so that it can be used as a bike/walking/jogging path.

    Getting here by car: If you are driving East on Academy, please note that there is a cement barrier on Harrow and Academy preventing left (North) turns from Eastbound Academy onto Harrow (going through to Wellington). Parking is available in our church parking lot, and overflow parking is available on the street and at the far West end of the Rehabilitation Hospital. For information about handicap parking spaces, please contact the church office.

  • Our Church was certified as a "Welcoming Congregation" - welcoming to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people - in 1996.  Today we broaden our welcome to include Two-Spirit and Gender-Nonconforming people as well as all who fall elsewhere on the gender identity and sexual orientation spectrums.

    We are proud to be part of the rich history of Canadian Unitarians who support LGBTTQ* rights.

    To learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) Welcoming Congregation program, click here.

    To learn more about our own history, please visit this page.

  • Our Office Administrator is Pamela Johnson. Her office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Her summer hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you visit and the main doors are locked, please come to the left door (the “house”) and ring the doorbell. The office phone number is 204-474-1261. The email is office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca.

    • Contact the Church Office
    • Contact Reverend Millie Rochester
    • Contact the Director of Religious Exploration
    • Contact the Webmaster
    • Contact the Rentals Events Director
    • Contact the Communicator Editor

    • Contact a Member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg

  • “We are committed to providing a safe environment for all individuals attending congregational activities, free of personal harassment, including sexual harassment. If you have any concerns or questions, or just want further information, please call any one of the committee members.”

    The congregation passed the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Safe Church Policy in 2001. The policy is extensive and outlines procedures to be followed to make and/or to deal with any concern or complaint. A copy of the policy may be obtained by contacting a member of the resource team.

    Read more about the Safe Church Policy, Mandate, and Committee here.

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  • 2015-04-26: Babble

    2015-04-26: Babble


    April 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Service Leaders: UU Youth
    Service Coordinator: Esther Kathryn

    What happens when our ambition and greed overshadow our common purpose? What is the cost of seeking results over relationship? This service, led by our youth, includes all our usual worship elements within a creative format that revolves around story. Plan to stay after the service for a light lunch and Budget Meeting. Child care will be provided.

  • 2015-05-03: Roots and Wings

    2015-05-03: Roots and Wings

    Roots and Wings

    May 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester & Lifespan DRE Andrea James

    The greatest gifts we can offer our children, it is said, are the roots of connection and the wings of hope. This morning we welcome all ages in our annual religious exploration-themed service, celebrating the ways in which we as a congregation transmit both gifts. The Choir will sing, and children will be dedicated.

    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • 2015-05-10: Steadfast Courage

    2015-05-10: Steadfast Courage

    Steadfast Courage

    May 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    This morning we recall the courage of conviction lived by women such as Julia Ward Howe, who knew the devastation wrought by violence, yet laboured to lift a vision of peace-making. The Choir will sing.

    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

  • 2015-05-17: Fred Nelson

    2015-05-17: Fred Nelson
    More information coming here soon!
  • 2015-05-24: The Caring Connection

    2015-05-24: The Caring Connection

    The Caring Connection

    May 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    In a religious community, we sometimes think of pastoral care as the minister’s responsibility – the first word does include the root “pastor” after all. Today we honour those who provide a crucial compassionate connection, and recognize that one need not be a minister or Committee member to do so.

    Service Coordinator: Gord Clark

  • 2015-05-31: The Perfect Minister – Not!

    2015-05-31: The Perfect Minister – Not!

    The Perfect Minister – Not!

    May 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    Rev. Millie reflects on ministry in light of her approaching retirement.

    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • Covenant of Right Relations

    Covenant of Right Relations

    We, the members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, confirm our Covenant of Right Relations.  As members, we seek to make our church a safe space for everyone.

    We acknowledge that we are different from each other.  We recognize that we are enriched by our diversity and that our differences will sometimes be a source of conflict.  We acknowledge that we are all responsible for our own words and actions.

    In this light, we covenant to:

    • Nurture a safe and welcoming community.
    • Honour each other’s inherent worth.
    • Assume good will on the part of each other.
    • Listen to each other with care.
    • Speak to and about each other with respect.
    • Be honest with each other.
    • Talk directly to each other even if differences exist.
    • Ask for help when conflict is too difficult to handle alone.


    ~Created and affirmed by our congregation, April 2013

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