First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
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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.
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Monthly Theme Discussion Group
Join us for our once-per-month discussion group on the monthly theme.
January’s gathering is on Wednesday, January 11th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.
We will be discussing January's theme, Shadow. Please spend some time thinking about the meaning of Shadow to you and how it has impacted your life. Also visit our Facebook page here.
No child care will be provided.
Deepening through …
Our monthly theme for January 2017
Theme-Based Ministry Resources from the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
It’s a new year, perhaps a paradoxical time to focus on the theme of Shadow. In Manitoba, large snowfalls in December have created a brilliant, snow-covered landscape. Looking around, you’d say it’s a time that refracts light more than darkness. But shadow has multiple meanings, from playful to dark.
Celebrating 125 Years
We have much to be proud of as 2016 marks 125 years of our Unitarian Universalist presence in Winnipeg with free minds and open hearts.
From who we were to who we are now, throughout 2016 we will create opportunities to celebrate our rich historical roots and we look forward to what we are building together now in our community of faith.
Adult Program for January: Hindsight, Humour and Hope
The gift of extended years finds many people becoming elders with deep personal questions. Who am I now? What will I do that is meaningful?
Let’s support one another to redesign our later years into a time of reflection, discernment, soul stretching, and new life possibilities. Participants will reflect on the highs and lows of their lives, and look at solitude, connection, and mortality. Exercises will include physical stretching, guided meditations and spiritual journaling. Shall we remain adventurous in thinking about the future? This is a UUA Tapestry of Faith program, developed by Karin Peterson, a Unitarian Universalist minister.
- Facilitators: Jolanda Swanink and Sonya Watson
- Five Mondays:
- January 23, 30
- February 6, 13, 20
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the living room
- Fee: 20.00. Subsidy available upon request.
The Bridge – January 2017
January : the coldest time of year. As I head into my second, and last winter here among you, I notice I’ve learned these things:
January is a time for appreciating the sun’s brilliance more than complaining about the cold.
It’s a time for noticing the way trees leave an elegant tracing of shadows against the snow.
It’s perfect for skating and cocooning and – on the days where it’s not too, too cold - for my favourite sport, cross-country skiing.
More than anything else, I’ve learned that January doesn’t stop you from doing any of the things you normally do!
Summary of the feedback sessions on Worship held in 2016
Prepared by the Shared Ministry Team: Debby Lake, Stephanie Harvey, Kent Klostreich
The Shared Ministry Team (SMT) hosted three small-group feedback sessions in 2016 (two on May 1, one on Sep 18). All sessions were held at the church from 12 noon to 1:30 pm following the Sunday service, and a light lunch was provided to all participants free of charge.