Worship services are in English. You can easily follow the order of service, read scripture, and sing hymns as they will be projected onto two large screens in the sanctuary and slides are shared via Zoom.
Music is vital to its worship. Musical leadership is provided by the praise band, youth praise band, choir, soloists, organist, pianist, and violinist.
The congregation's worship reflects its core belief in the importance of connection and community, with strong leadership from lay members - including children and youth - and opportunities to connect with one another after worship over refreshments or a meal.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link to worship online!
BDUC has undertaken various outreach activities throughout the years including supporting newcomers as they settle in Canada; providing space and hosting advocacy events related to migrants rights and issues; fundraising for local and international natural disaster relief efforts by hosting musical concerts and spearheading clothing and donation drives; and visiting those who are sick and recovering at home and in hospital.
In 1997, after a year of discernment, three congregations covenanted to worship, grow, and serve together - Home Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), John Wesley United Church, and St. Stephen's-Broadway United Church. This blended congregation was named Broadway Disciples United Church (BDUC).
In 2019, on World Communion Sunday, after two years of covenanting dialogues by denominational leaders and representatives, and after agreements were passed by both governing bodies in 2018 and 2019, a Full Communion service between the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada and The United Church of Canada was celebrated at BDUC.
Today, BDUC is a predominantly Filipino-Canadian congregation with infants, children, youth, and adults.
BDUC is located in downtown Winnipeg directly across the street from the Manitoba Legislative Building. It is a short 5-minute drive from the Forks National Historic Site, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Exchange District.
The previous church building was destroyed in a fire in 1968. After two and a half years of construction, the church re-opened its doors for worship. The current church building was designed by architect James Christie (Moody Moore and Partners) to resemble the prow of a great ship, an ancient symbol for the Church, that was rising to the northwest. A 43 foot high stained glass window by Western Art Glass of Winnipeg depicts the original St. Stephen's-Broadway United Church building and the fire that consumed it.
Rev. Bill Millar
Bill has been a United Church pastor for over 40 years and has served as a trained interim/transitional minister for the region for many years. His interim, transitional ministry has focused on helping congregations move through times of significant change, which often involve discerning a new vision, revitalizing leadership, and dealing with conflict. He has been BDUC's interim minister since 2021.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights - located 5 mins from BDUC