House Committee Update – We need your assistance please
Please talk to Liz Redston, Margaret Mooibroeck, Jo Johnson about any of these topics.
Please consider helping with simple garden care this summer. We need a few people to call on over the summer for weeding and watering. Super easy – we would call you when help is needed and then you come when it is convenient.
Calling All Sewers
The House Committee is looking for creative sewers for a couple of fun projects. Do you like to make quilted art projects or wall hangings, or simply like to sew? We have projects that could use your expertise and creativity:
Doors Open Winnipeg
Our church is included in the annual event Doors Open Winnipeg. Over 85 buildings in Winnipeg with historical, architectural, and cultural significance open their doors to the public at various locations throughout Winnipeg.
When: The event is all weekend, May 27 and May 28. Our church is featured Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is free!
Please go to doorsopen.ca for more information, or see our featured page: http://www.doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/building/first-unitarian-universalist-church-of-winnipeg/
Important Information Concerning Member Rites of Passage
Church members usually look to the church for support at times of major life transition such as marriage, birth and death. During the past two years, however, it became evident that clarification was needed in two key areas: who can officiate at these events, and which principles govern the use of the building during member rites of passage.
You will likely have heard that the Canada Revenue Agency does not allow charitable organizations to give any special benefits to members. This means that members are no longer able to rent the building at discounted rates. However, since rites of passage are considered to be central to this organization’s charitable purpose, the church can offer the use of the building to members for rites of passage at no charge. At the same time, the church still needs to pay staff to set up, host, and clean up after these events. To this end, the board recently approved a policy allowing for a modest cost recovery charge related to staffing expenses during member rites of passage.
We Welcome Our New Minister, Meghann Robern, MDiv
The First Unitarian Univeralist Church of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that Meghann Robern, MDiv, 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.
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7th Annual UU Summer Family Camp
August 18 -20, 2017
Fun for people of all ages
What to expect at Family Camp
- A wonderful intergenerational weekend of camping and hanging out • Make new friends - build community together
- Fun, music, games, FOOD!, swim, sing, worship, dance • Lots of activity (or not ) options for all ages – we go with the flow and weather
- Run by participants - coordinated by all – pitching in with meals and clean up
- Low cost
- Beautiful historic UU Camp Hnausa has a lodge with large kitchen, dining hall, massive deck, bathrooms and with lake front camping
- Only 30 minutes north of Gimli Manitoba
- Please complete your registration by the end of June
- Download the Registration Form (Word file) or the Registration form (PDF file)