The United Church in Meadowood

Life Events

The United Church in Meadowood is a place to celebrate with joy. For more information about these events and how they are celebrated at UCiM, or for booking details, please email ucm@ucim.org.

Baptisms

Baptism is an occasion of joy and celebration of Christian’s belief in the Love of God and for the people God created.

Our baptism pamphlet will give you information you need to understand the meaning of baptism, the understand the nature of this commitment and The United Church in Meadowood’s baptism guidelines.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a time to recall the miracle of life, to give thanks for the life of the deceased and to mourn the loss.  We acknowledge the pain of death, console the bereaved, celebrate the life of the deceased, and offer thanks to God.  As a resurrection people, we also declare the promise of hope from the United Church creed: “In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.  We are not alone.”

Our minister is available to conduct funerals for members of the congregation and the wider community in our building, at a funeral home or graveside.  

More funeral information available here.

If you have an immediate need to arrange a funeral please call 204.256.7002.

Weddings

Weddings celebrate the commitment a couple makes to living together with love and respect in a covenant between each other, God and the community.  As an Affirming Congregation, UCiM performs weddings for people of all gender identities.  

Book of Lives

The Book of Lives is a project of remembering and honouring the lives of people, who were connected in some way to UCiM, after they have died. Families may contribute a photo and biographical information for a page to remember their loved one.  The Book is available for family, friends or visitors to browse through and learn from the stories. 

Families are encouraged to prepare their submission soon after their loved one has died, but submissions are welcome at any time. 

New entrants to the Book of Lives are also remembered in a special memorial time in worship, usually the closest Sunday to November 1 which is All Saints day, a time when the Church traditionally acknowledges the passing of our saints.

Serenity Memorial Garden

The Serenity Memorial Garden, located on the north-west corner of the church grounds, is a designated space where people may inter (place in the ground) ashes of loved ones who have been cremated. The Serenity Memorial Garden is available for quiet reflection. Two benches have been donated in memory of loved ones.  Please contact the church for more information at  ucm@ucim.org