• 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

  • August 31, 2014: To Whom It May Concern

    August 31, 2014: To Whom It May Concern

    To Whom it May Concern

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service coordinator: Janet Toews

    It is said that prayer is at the heart of religion; some say it is the oldest religious experience in the world. But what might this mean for Unitarian Universalists, or anyone who doesn't necessarily believe in God? Who, or what, would we be praying to, after all? This service explores the premise that prayer is a natural, universal, even helpful impulse, whether or not we profess belief in a Deity.

    Reverend Millie admits to some surprise that this is the winner of the Time Machine survey.

  • September 7, 2014: Gather the Spirit!

    September 7, 2014: Gather the Spirit!

    Gather the Spirit!

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Gordon Clark

    We inaugurate this month’s theme of hospitality with a celebration of our gathering in community, with a ritual of water – the essential ingredient of life as we know it. You are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place or places meaningful in your life, to symbolize our interconnectedness with all of life. Each person or family will have the opportunity to add their water in a common bowl to some that was saved from last September's ritual (which includes some saved from years before that).

    Plan to stay after the service for a potluck lunch. A few volunteers are needed pitch in for set-up and clean-up. Please contact Rev. Millie by email or phone at 204-474-12

  • September 14, 2014: Would You Harbor Me?

    September 14, 2014: Would You Harbor Me?

    Would You Harbor Me?

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    The haunting words of Ysaye M. Barnwell ask whether we would offer shelter to The Other – people different from us in faith tradition, nationality, sexual orientation, or physical health – and we strive to meet that challenge. But mental health struggles tend to be even more isolating. And yet most of us are affected, whether in its grip ourselves, or caring about someone who is. Recent tragedies in the public eye might be shifting our reluctance to admit that we wrestle with these demons, and call us to be welcoming of those who are held in their grasp.

  • September 21, 2014: A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    September 21, 2014: A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    A Sense of Focus in Our Lives

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Fred Cappuccino
    Service Coordinator: Rev. Millie Rochester

    This morning’s guest speaker, the Rev Fred Cappuccino, will regale us with stories from his own Loose-Leaf Bible, touching on Einstein, Bishop Quayle, Edward Snowden, Wendell Berry, and Uncle Stanley Gibbs, a skilled grave-digger.

    Rev. Cappuccino is founder of Child Haven International with his wife Bonnie, as well as Minister Emeritus of both the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montreal and the UU Fellowship of Ottawa. Fred and Bonnie are recipients of the Order of Canada.

  • September 28, 2014: Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    September 28, 2014: Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    Welcoming the Constancy of Change

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    Rev. Millie Rochester
    Service Coordinator: Marlene Schellenberg

    As someone once said, “Change is inevitable; growth is optional.” Life continues, but changes in all manner of ways. New opportunities arise even as old certainties collapse. Families form and families splinter. Jobs end, children leave home, partners die. When the familiar is fading and the future is unknown, can we welcome and embrace the new? There will be an opportunity to recognize life transitions during this service.

























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