About The United Church in Meadowood
UCiM is a place with great energy. Many exciting things happen inside our building and in our community.
The United Church in Meadowood is a member of the United Church of Canada. You can learn more about the UCC and the wider church here.
We are an affirming congregation, the 100th congregation to join Affirm United; a proud partner of The United Church of Canada for the support of all gender identities and sexual orientations. You can learn more about Affirm United and their work here.
UCiM welcomes a diverse mix of families for worship and our community programs. There are just under 500 families who call UCiM home, with about 100 people attending on Sundays, while others watch our online services at home.
Our worship style is open and engaging with inclusive language use and is available to attend in person or watch online.
We reflect the spirit of the United Church using a balance of traditional and new creative methods. Music is an integral part of our regular worship, and we sing a mix of favourite and new songs, as well as occasionally incorporating new music styles or instruments, like our new Boomwhacker choir!
Communion is typically held on the first Sunday of every month with Baptisms held usually three or four times a year. Congregants are invited to be involved during worship as scripture readers, candle lighters, and during special services throughout the year.
Our Mission Vision and Values
Our mission is: To share the abundant life of Jesus.
Our vision is: As an inclusive, intercultural faith community, to engage South Winnipeg, growing in spiritual understanding and compassionate service.
The values that shape us are: gratitude, caring, curiosity and courage.
Come in, and see.
Whoever you are, just as you are, God loves you, no exceptions.
The cross in the logo represents the relationship with Christ. The fellowship of the church is represented by outstretched (supporting) arms. The arms also represent the service to our community and throughout the world.
The United Church in Meadowood began with a hope and dream to become a presence in a growing South St. Vital population. Below is a brief timeline of our history and a listing of permanent ministers.
September 27, 1979 – Our first worship service was held in the music room of Dr. D.W. Penner School.
October 1982 – Loraine MacAskill becomes our first full time Minister. UCiM storefront office opens on Meadowood Street.
January 1986 – Worship services move to Dakota Collegiate.
September, 1986 – Terry Hidichuk becomes our full time Minister.
June 5, 1988 – Ground breaks for new building at 1111 Dakota Street.
March 5, 1989 – Grand opening and celebration of new church building.
July, 1995 – Tedd Dodd becomes our full time Minister.
July 1, 1999 – Linda Churchill becomes our full time Minister.
June 1, 2007 – Shelly Manley-Tannis becomes our full time Minister.
June 1, 2007 – Richard Manley-Tannis joins a growing ministry team to become our first part time, additional Minister.
September, 2004 – 25th Anniversary Celebrations at UCiM.
September, 2009 – 30th Anniversary Celebrations at UCiM.
November 10, 2013 – The United Church in Meadowood becomes the 100th United Church in Canada to become an Affirming Ministry.
July 1, 2014 – Ha Na Park and Gordon Taylor become our full time Ministers, the first time we have had two full time Ministry staff at The United Church in Meadowood.
October, 2014 – 35th Anniversary Celebrations at UCiM.
November, 2019 – 40th Anniversary Celebrations at UCiM.
August, 2020 – Caryn Douglas becomes our full time Minister.