A Tomb is No Place to Stay

prairie wildflowersEven though we have roots in Christianity, UUs have a very different perspective on Easter than what you’ll find in a mainline church. Our emphasis on Jesus as a human teacher and community organizer asks us to reckon with the idea that the tomb was not empty; that he died and did not resurrect. So what does it mean for us to be the ones to resurrect love and meaning in the wake of tragedy and loss?

Service Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

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A Tomb Is No Place to Stay

April 4, 2021

“To speak of sorrow works upon it; moves it from its crouched place barring the way to and from the soul’s hall.” — Denise Levertov

Centering Music

Could We Start Again, Please, from Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber


Dylan Fijal

Gathering Hymn

404 What Gift Can We Bring

Chalice Lighting

“Hope is Risen,” Elana Westbrook

Opening Words

“A Tomb Is No Place to Stay,” The Rev. Dr. Richard S. Gilbert


Love is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

“Meet Jesus”

Candles of Caring

Ashlyn Noble, Pastoral Care Team

Unison Words

We set aside this space to honour the human journey with all its peaks and valleys, and the paths in between. Let us fill this room, this time, with warmth and love as we listen to the heart-felt sharing of fellow travellers in our caring community.


31 Name Unnamed


Dylan Fijal


Rise, Katy Perry


“Being the Resurrection,” The Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein


Nicole McKay


267 When Mary Through the Garden Went


excerpt from Jesus Freak, Sara Miles


The Reverend Meghann Robern


1060 As We Sing of Hope and Joy


Dylan Fijal


“Tender One” (adapted)

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Rise Up, Lauren Daigle

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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Nicole McKay, Andrea James
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Hosts: Ashlyn Noble & Lauren Bailey, Tech Team
  • Chat Moderators: Ashlyn Noble & Lauren Bailey Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Ashlyn Noble, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor

To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca