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Learning Forward

November 22, 2020

“[O]ver the years, you make decisions, you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.”

— the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

Centring

Letter, Lucas Silveira

Welcome

M.C. Ziegler

Hymn of the Month

1019 Everything Possible

Chalice Lighting

“Open to Unexpected Answers,” the Reverend Julianne Lepp

Opening Words

“Break down barriers,” the Reverend Rhys Williams

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by P.J. Buchan

Story Wisdom

“Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi  (currently in stock at McNally Robinson Grant Park)

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

Spirit of Life, help us to sense that beneath us is the strength we need to keep us grounded. Help us to feel that behind us is the protection we need to feel safe facing our fears. Help us to know that before us lies the beauty we seek to feel astounded. Help us become aware of the vastness of our sky and of our spirit, and help us to know that within our hearts lies the love we need to complete the circle of connection in our lives. May we use all of our gifts to bring Love into this hurting world; this world which we so value, which we cherish.

Hymn

1058 Be Ours a Religion

Child Dedication

We receive you into this community and dedicate ourselves to you, to nourish your growth in body and spirit, to provide examples of faithful living for you, and to support your spiritual development in the principles of our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Offering

For November, as part of our Share the Plate program, our Social Justice Team has chosen the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba as our community partner. They’re a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for those living with a mood disorder, co-occurring disorders, or other mental health illnesses. They increase public awareness about mood disorders and empower people to develop hope and recovery.  Please visit their website to learn more.

Our online-only format is a morally sound response by our community to the current pandemic on our planet. This also means that we are emphasizing remote giving during our offering this morning:

  • Donations can now be sent via e-transfer/Interac to office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; in the note, you MUST include your name and if your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations. Go to their website to donate in this way.

Offertory

A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics, James Horner

Reading

“It Matters What We Believe,” Sophia Lyon Fahs

Meditation

“Keeping Horizons Open,” the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

Anthems

Why Does the Sun Shine?, They Might Be Giants

Why Does the Sun Really Shine?, They Might Be Giants

Homily

the Reverend Meghann Robern

Hymn

1053 How Could Anyone

Announcements

M.C. Ziegler

Benediction

“Share Your Glorious Light with the World,” the Reverend James Morison

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

True Trans Soul Rebel, Laura Jane Grace & Miley Cyrus

Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Nicole McKay, Andrea James
  • Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Mel Leslie, Tech Team
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Marjorie Doyle, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Sarah Paisley Cummings, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor