Inquiring Minds dialogue on death

Event Calendar

All events take place at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent. To see more information about any event, click the name of the event. Please note that some events require advance registration. Please also note the Special Events on the sidebar, at right.

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Date Event

Saturday,
Oct 26

Resource Fair 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Talk with people from more than 10 table displays from support groups, agencies and businesses, sharing table displays about how they can help you. Special Q & A presentations on the hour 11am to 2pm. FREE and OPEN TO ALL, no registration required.

Family Dinner and a Movie 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy pizza and watch the movie Coco with a short discussion afterwards. RSVP required.

Sunday,
Oct 27

Church Service 10:25 a.m.

Samhain-the Darker Half of the year with guests from “Comfort Choir”.  Join an after service discussion in living room 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Monday,
Oct 28

Book Discussion  1 – 3 p.m.

Three Books and Three Discussions: Select your book and join the conversation. Sign up for this event here.

  1. The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life
  2. A Way Of Letting Go: On Woman’s Walk towards Forgiveness
  3. Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life will Follow

Panel Discussion  7 – 9 p.m.

Interfaith Perspectives on Death hosted by Rev. Meghann Robern with guests. No sign up required.

Tuesday,
Oct 29

Death Café 1 – 3 p.m.

Join a Death Cafe where people gather to discuss death with no particular agenda other than sharing and awareness. Sign up for this event here.

Greener Death Options  7-9 p.m.

What will your low impact exit look like? Presentation and discussion with Peter Millier and Jackie Avent. No registration required.

Wednesday,
Oct 30

Movie Event  1 – 3 p.m. “A Will for the Woods”

Afternoon at the movies – Death and Popcorn

Understanding MAID 7 – 9 p.m.

Presentation and discussion with Kim Wiebe, MAID, and Ramon Ayre for a family perspective.

Thursday,
Oct 31

Death Café 7 – 9 p.m.

Join a Death Cafe where people gather to discuss death with no particular agenda other than sharing and awareness. Sign up for this event here.

Friday, 
Nov 1

How to talk about Death Communications Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How to talk about Death Communications Workshop – a “doing death better” course, content by Sarah Kerr, PhD, Death Doula. Bring a bag lunch. Please see the event page for registration information. (Accessibility note: This workshop is held in the fully-accessible sanctuary. This workshop repeats on Saturday, however it will be held in the lower level of the church and requires using stairs.)

Movie & Art Night  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for the movie "The Bucket List" - a classic comedy with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson about living intentionally while facing mortality, OR Collage evening – Reflecting your life. Sign up for Movie & Art Night here.

Saturday,
Nov 2 

Workshops

Living well by planning for death. Choose one or both of the two half-day sessions, or the full day session.

Half-day sessions:

Advanced Care Directives Workshop 9 a.m. – 12 noon

  • Advanced Care Directives presented by Dying with Dignity.
  • Lunch is provided. A short presentation will be offered 12 noon – 1 p.m.
  • Sign up here.

Planning a Memorial Service for yourself and others 1:15 – 3:30 pm 

Sign up required. Sign up here.

Full-day session:

Communications: How to talk about Death 9:00 – 3:30

  • How to talk about Death Communications Workshop – a “doing death better” course, content by Sarah Kerr, PhD, Death Doula.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • Same content as Friday. Please note that this workshop is held in the lower level of the church and requires using stairs. (Friday's workshop is held in the fully-accessible sanctuary.)
  • Sign up here.

Sunday, 
Nov 3

Church Service 10:25

All Souls Day church service, followed by soup lunch.