A is for Activist

Let’s start 2023 with an exploration of spirituality and how you are making a difference and might not even know it. Share the Plate speaker Linda Campbell, Chair of Bear Clan Patrol Inc. Board of Directors, will tell us how Bear Clan is woman-led, what they do, and their plans for the future.

  • Story Wisdom will be read by Rob and Louis Malo
  • Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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A is for Activist
January 8, 2023

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Centering Thought

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

~ Martin Luther King

Centering Music

Daniel Clark


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

#361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In

Chalice Lighting

Our Hope and Passion by Par Urine Lichy

Opening Words

Here in this Sanctuary by Jack Mendelson


Love Is The Spirit  lyric sheet on video screen

Special Announcement

Marian Siemens

Introduction to Story Wisdom

Heather Emberley

Story Wisdom: Who Hid the Raisin Bread?

Written by Heather Emberley, read by Rob and Louis Malo

Sing and Rejoice

Singing children down to their rooms  – words are on the screen

Sharing and Caring

Esmat Elhami

Unison Words

To troubled hearts, to spirits over-brimming, we offer our ministry of listening. For stories that need to be told, we open our hearts and offer the care of our attention, and the support of this, our faith community.


#1023 Building Bridges


From Grey Hymnal #434 – author  anonymous


Heather Emberley


Hymn #1012, When I Am Frightened


“Gird Thyself,” by Jessica York

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.

Share the Plate

Speaker Linda Campbell from Bear Clan


Marian Siemens

Thank you  for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  You may use a donation envelope, which is located at the back of the grey hymnal, to receive a tax receipt for accumulated cash gifts over $10.  Please ask an usher for details if you do not find an envelope.


Jeremy Dutcher  “Mehcinut”


Michael Thiessen


I’ve Got Peace Like a River Hymn 100


Marian Siemens

Closing Words

“Be about the work,” by Andrea Hawkins Kamper

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame (lyric sheet, or songleading video)


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

  • Leaders: Michael Thiessen, Heather Emberley
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Daniel Clark  accompanist
  • Website support: Karin Carlson
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca