All services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
May 13th: To Speak the Truth in Love
Service Leader: Rev. Charlotte Cowtan
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon
We Canadians hold Freedom of Speech to an essential part of our democracy, and so it is. But sometimes we forget that every freedom comes with an attendant responsibility. This Sunday we will be considering our responsibility to speak the truth in love.
May 20th: Freedom From, Freedom To
Service Leader & Coordinator: Laurie Marcella
Come and explore, through creative works by Rev. Peter Friedrichs and others, what Unitarian Universalists mean when we describe ourselves as being free from orthodoxy. Does it mean that we can believe whatever we want?
May 27th: Freedom Through Relationship
Service Leader & Coordinator: Tanya Brothers
Rev. Meg Riley offers that the old word frith means that freedom includes accountability to and responsibility for one another. How do we embrace a free and responsible search for truth and meaning while also taking into account how our meaning-making impacts others?
This service will include our Youth Bridging Ceremony.
What is it?
Theme-based ministry is a new way of doing church and faith development that brings Unitarian Universalists together across differences of life experience, age, or beliefs. It’s a way of helping us focus and deepen, both in our spiritual lives, and in our connections to one another.
Each month, we look at a new monthly theme – past themes have included Hospitality, for example, or Compassion. A monthly theme packet is made available with questions for reflection, links to books or film clips to explore, spiritual exercises to try out, and ideas for integrating aspects of the theme into parenting, justice work, personal study, and so on. Some people like to consider each theme in relation to the question, “What would it mean to live a life of … ?”
Throughout the month, the entire community explores dimensions of this theme though aspects of our common life at the church, such as music, meditation, and reflections from the pulpit. There is also a monthly theme discussion group that meets from September through June. Please see https://www.facebook.com/groups/uuwinnipegthemediscuss/ for more information.
Monthly Theme Discussion Group for Adults
We will be meeting every month to discuss the theme in the living room from 6:30 to 8:00. All are welcome - you don't have to have been to this discussion before, or have attended the services this month.
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. Also visit our Facebook page here.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the church office at 204-474-1261, or email Teresa Klostriech.
No child care is provided.
2017 - 2018
Here's the list of topics for this year:
- September: Resilience
- October: Vulnerability
- November: Blessing
- December: Giving And Receiving
- January: Resistance
- February: Earth
- March: Evil
- April: Miracles
- May: Freedom
- June: Beauty
- July/August Revolution
2017 - 2018
December: Giving And Receiving