• Welcome

    Welcome!

    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

  • October 19, 2014: Just what gods are YOU denying -- or affirming -- or doubting?

    October 19, 2014: Just what gods are YOU denying -- or affirming -- or doubting?

    Just what gods are YOU denying -- or affirming -- or doubting?

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Professor Donald A. Bailey

    With what deliberation, or carelessness, do Unitarian Universalists self-describe as "atheists", "agnostics" or "humanists"?  (If we do, since a UU can believe any of several other things!)  What are the traditional frontiers and overlaps between them?  Is it actually the Abrahamic religions that are the particular target of our doubts or denials?  This sermon suggests we start with the admission that there are myriad sorts of "deities" and of "atheists" and "agnostics."  Is "humanism" an umbrella term to cover atheists and agnostics, or does it have other or additional features of its own?  We will explore the entire cosmos in twenty minutes.

    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

  • October 26, 2014: Bridging the Gender Divide

    October 26, 2014: Bridging the Gender Divide

    Bridging the Gender Divide

    Sunday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    Reverend Millie Rochester

    The principles of affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations call us to overcome barriers that divide us. Domestic violence, prevalent in the news lately, is but one indication that our work is incomplete. The Choir will sing.

    Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • November 2, 2014: The At Least Twice Promised Land: Israel/Palestine

    November 2, 2014: The At Least Twice Promised Land: Israel/Palestine

    The At Least Twice Promised Land: Israel/Palestine

    Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m.

    Carolyn Garlich and Adina Lyon

    With non-negotiable, even sacred, values on opposing sides, is there any hope for peace? What responsibility do the nations that have armed and supported both sides bear for those caught in the cross fire? Church members Carolyn Garlich and Adina Lyon address the conflict that has split Canadian Unitarians. The Choir will sing.

    Coordinator: Janet Toews

  • November 9, 2014: Celebrating Our Whole Lives

    November 9, 2014: Celebrating Our Whole Lives

    Celebrating Our Whole Lives

    Sunday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    A comprehensive program on human sexuality focuses on more than biological and physiological facts; it is actually religious, addressing decision-making, values clarification, and the spiritual nature of sexuality. This service explores what might be called the three Rs of human sexuality education: Responsibility, Respect and Relationship. Reverend Millie is joined in the pulpit by Director of Religious Exploration Andrea James and member Lisa Naylor, a community leader and educator.

    Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM: Remembrance Day Service

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM: Remembrance Day Service

    Remembrance Day Service

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    We set aside a time to honour, with words and music, people caught up in war and its violence, especially those who gave their lives and those whose lives were forever changed. Just as a two-minute silence was observed at the end of the First World War, in this ceremony of remembrance we will pause in tribute at 11:00. Guest musician, trumpeter Mike Thompson, will offer the traditional, stirring Last Post.

    Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • November 16, 2014: The Other Side of the Looking Glass

    November 16, 2014: The Other Side of the Looking Glass

    The Other Side of the Looking Glass

    Sunday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester

    In Lewis Carroll’s classic book Through the Looking-Glass, the White Queen tells Alice, “One's memory works both ways.' When Alice replies that she cannot remember things before they happen, the Queen remarks, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” How does what we remember of the past influence our lives today? The Choir will sing.

    Coordinator: Steve Lennon

  • November 23, 2014: Vyda Ng, Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council

    November 23, 2014: Vyda Ng, Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council

    November 23, 2014

    Guest speaker: Vyda Ng, Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council

    More information about this service is coming soon.

    Coordinator: Esther Kathryn

  • 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

  • Website not working the way you would like?

    Website not working the way you would like?

    The site has undergone a major renovation, and it's possible that it doesn't look "quite right" on your computer anymore. Here are some things you can do to ensure that you have the best possible experience at the First UU of Winnipeg site:

    • First, check the version of your browser and update it if it isn't the latest version. Your browser is the program you use to access the Internet. Click on the name of the browser you are using for instructions on updating: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. 
    • Next, if you use Internet Explorer, make sure that you are not viewing the site in Compatibility Mode. Here's how to turn it off for this (or all) sites:
      • Open Internet Explorer.
      • Press Alt to display the Menu bar.
      • Click the Tools menu, and then click Compatilbility View settings.
      • If the UU site is in the "Website you've added to Compatibility View" list, click the site in the list, and then click the Remove button.
      • Refresh the page by pressing the F
  • CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

    CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

    Mark your calendars for a weekend of fun, music and personal enrichment on the weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014. The Canadian Unitarian Council’s western region fall gathering will be Edmonton, and the Unitarian Church of Edmonton is the host congregation.

    Theme of this weekend is Communities of the Heart, and a great lineup of programs is shaping up. The four themes will be:

    • Joy and Heart;
    • Meeting the Challenge of Pastoral Care;
    • Designing New Communities; and
    • Joyful Noise – a music theme.

    As always, there will be a separate program for youth. We will be meeting at the Alberta Teachers Association building, with the youth at our church.

    Fall Gathering Lineup

    The CUC Western Regional Fall Gathering, the annual prairie gathering of the UU clan, is just a few weeks away. It’s happening in Edmonton, so don’t miss it. Registration for adults is $145, which includes a day of workshops plus lunch, dinner and a Saturday evening open-mic entertainment.

    All the action is on the week

  • 2014 Communicator Issues

    2014 Communicator Issues
  • Join Us for Adult Programs!

    Join Us for Adult Programs!

    Are you interested in personal growth or in deepening your faith this fall?

    Besides the programs listed, remember ongoing groups continue such as: Chalice Circles, Writing Group, Video Discussion Group, ROMEOS and Women at the Forks. Information is available in the church lobby pamphlet rack.

    To register for programs below, please email adultprog.uuwpg@mts.net or use the registration form in the pamphlet rack. Fees are due the first class. We don’t want limited finances to be a barrier. Contact any member of Adult Programming privately for a subsidy. Adult Programming Committee members are: Anne Belanger, Kathleen Hays, Trevor Semotok, Jeanne Towle, Sonya Watson. A minimum of five participants is necessary to offer a program – tell your friends!

    Meditation Group

    This program is for individuals who are interested in meditation or already meditating as part of their spiritual growth. Whatever spiritual path you have chosen and wherever you are on your path, you will have an opportuni


















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  • Wed Oct 22 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
    Kids' Club
    Religious Exploration













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