First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
Welcome to our site - we are glad you are here! Ours is a vibrant, intentionally-inclusive community that welcomes you regardless of your gender identity, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin.
Sunday services are held year-round at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and conversation. We have a dynamic program of Religious Exploration for children and youth, and child care is available. Information about getting here: Get here! Map, parking, transit, and bike information.
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.
Journey to a Greener World
July 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Service Leaders: Carolyn Garlich & Peter Miller
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon
Oil is the wonder fuel on which our civilization has been built. Take away everything produced and transported by oil, and you would be naked, hungry and shivering in the dark. But our comfortable life has come with a terrible price. We are already seeing the effects of climate change, and unless we wean ourselves off fossil fuels, the changes will be catastrophic. The journey away from fossil fuels will be difficult. Will we plan for the journey and pack our bags with alternatives, or will we wait until it’s too late?
Carolyn and Peter explore things we, as individuals, and as a church, need to consider. Service planned by the Green Action Committee.
Rev. Meghann Robern Ordained
Best wishes and congratulations to Rev. Meghann Robern, our called minister, on her ordination on June 11th to the Unitarian Universalist ministry.
Please view the video of the ordination ceremony here (some music has been edited out for copyright reasons): https://youtu.be/nz21JUVqsY0
We Welcome Our New Minister, Rev. Meghann Robern
The First Unitarian Univeralist Church of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that Rev. Meghann Robern, has accepted the calling to be our minister by a unanimous vote.
We are excited to start this venture with Meghann and her family in August 2017.
Gimli Unitarian Church Summer 2017 Services
Gimli Unitarian Church will open for the summer season on Sunday, July 16, 2017, and continue with services on August 6, August 20, and September 3.
Services are at 11:00 a.m. in the congregation’s landmark building at 76 Second Avenue (click for map). Dress is casual — after all, it’s cottage season!
August 6 – Thought and Memory – In old Nordic mythology, the two ravens who perch of Óðinn’s shoulders are called Huginn and Muninn – “Thought and Memory” – and they fly over the world daily. According to an ancient verse, Óðinn says, “I fear for Thought, that he may not return /But I fear more for Memory.” On Íslendingadagurinn weekend, we will consider the wisdom of the ancients. Rev. Stefan Jonasson
August 20 – The Longer View – “Whatever discouragement, pessimism, and despair there may be today is often a result of too great absorption in the present,” wrote George R. Dodson in the early 20th century. “The gloom due to the short sight is dissipated by the courage, hope, and faith that come with the long view.” At this critical time in history, only a longer view will save us from despair. Rev. Stefan Jonasson
September 3 – Incomplete But Astonishing Journeys – In his book, The Immense Journey, anthropologist Loren Eiseley wrote, “We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.” This unquenchable thirst lies behind both the spiritual quest and the pursuit of scientific discovery, yet still we undertake the journey. Rev. Stefan Jonasson
PART-TIME LIFESPAN FAITH DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
- 10 hours/week, August-June, including at least 10 Sundays between September and June. Some evenings may be required.
- Compensation: $15/hour
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, located at 603 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, welcomes people with a diversity of beliefs, and counts many humanists and atheists among its members. We also welcome and affirm people of all genders, gender expression and sexual identities. We recently celebrated 125 years as a voice for liberal religion in Winnipeg.