First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
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October 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Service Leader and Coordinator Roger York
Dr. Brené Brown has done extensive work studying vulnerability and shame and how they work in society and in the human experience. Join us as we explore how intentional vulnerability can become a sacred, spiritual practice.
This Sunday's sermon was prepared by the Rev. Chris Jimmerson, minister at the First UU Church of Austin, TX, and is part of our partnership with Faith Rocket theme ministry.
From the Minister's Study - October, 2017
Our Annual General Meeting is this month, right after the worship service on October 29th. Our Board of Directors -- who are our trusted elected leaders -- is asking us as a congregation to vote yes to joining the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord. If you haven't read it yet, this initiative, passed unanimously by the city council, can be found here: http://www.winnipeg.ca/Indigenous/WIA/default.stm
Some of you may remember that I shared parts of the Accord in a service during my candidating week back in May. I said then that, no matter the outcome of the vote to call me as your minister, signing on to the Accord seemed a natural choice for a congregation that already was living into a call for Truth and Reconciliation. One week later, you called me to come live among you as your minister, to become one of you, and join the ongoing story of this congregation. Even just two months in, I clearly recognize the same enthusiasm and dedication to this necessary work of healing that I glimpsed so many months ago.
We Welcome You To
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
Annual General Meeting October 29, 2017
Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service
Our church strives to uphold our democratic principles. Though only members may vote, we welcome members and friends to attend. Your input is invaluable in planning our future together.
A pizza lunch will be available for everyone following the service.
Childcare for children up to age eleven will be provided for the duration of the meeting to allow parents and RE volunteers to attend the meeting.
125th Anniversary Legacy Project: Memorial Garden Design
2017 October AGM Congregational Vote to proceed with project
Based on the work completed so far by the project team, congregational feedback sessions and a meeting with Heather Cram of HTFC we are now ready to proceed with the following action step:
- Vote to engage HTFC in developing a proposal for completing a detailed design which includes a consultation process and works with wish list content we have already developed
- The proposal development process does not have a cost
- The outcome will be an cost estimate for completing the detailed design plans along with estimates for what the memorial space may cost to complete
- The process will help our group to refine the wish list and decide on the key elements that are most important our community including location and features
Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord
Our Shared Future Rooted in Truth, Harmony, and Generosity
Developed by children gathered in harmony to visualize a future of Winnipeg
“The City of Winnipeg is a place where everyone has a voice, a place where people and the environment come first, where everyone has fair access. Everyone should be treated with respect and acceptance and kindness. Everyone should treat everyone kindly and equally and accept them for who they are because when you feel like you belong, you achieve freedom. United as one, and hopeful, we can work toward a peaceful and safe city. Be a leader that thinks for yourself and speaks up for change.”
The name Winnipeg has its origins in the Cree name given to Lake Winnipeg “Win”-muddy, “nippe”-water. Winnipeg is located within Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland. People from around the world have come to call Winnipeg home and our community prides itself in its cultural diversity. As the original inhabitants of this land and as inhabitants of this land by birth or adoption, we all share the goal to make our city a better place to live based on mutual respect, equal opportunity, and hope.