Artificial Intelligence and Human Creativity

While what we call artificial intelligence reveals the astonishing capacity of modern computer technology to process information, I’m not persuaded that this capacity is properly called intelligence, at least not in any meaningful human understanding of the term. Intelligence is more than the ability to manipulate data, even predictively. We really need a new term to describe AI, although I doubt that one will ever be coined since AI long ago entered the lexicon. How can we harness AI without sacrificing our humanity?

Service Coordinator: Jill Moats

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

— Albert Einstein


Lebedik un Freylach played by Daniel Clark on piano and Kelvin Seifert on clarinet

Opening Words

Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Chalice Lighting

Light of Our Creative Spirits by Tracy Johnson

Jill Moats

Gathering Hymn

#1028 The Fire of Commitment

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Jill Moats


Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

The Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena, told by Debby Lake

Thank you to Ana Castaneda and Debby Lake for Religious Exploration

Sing and Rejoice


taken from The Work of Creation by Israel Buffardi

Jill Moats

Joys and Sorrows

Andre Vanderstoep

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Pastoral Hymn

#16 Tis a Gift to Be Simple (sung seated)

Reading and Meditation

These Are Our Dads, by Amy Petrie Shaw, led by Cate Ziegler

Share the Plate Offering

We Give by Kristin Collins

Jill Moats

Our Share the Plate Partner for June is Ka Ni Kanichihk.

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Offertory Music

Der Gasn Nigun played by Daniel Clark on piano and Kelvin Seifert on clarinet


from Technopoly by Neil Postman

Rev. Stefan Jonasson


#1057 Go Lifted Up

Note: we will begin recording the sermon following the hymn


Artificial Intelligence and Human Creativity, Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Closing Hymn

#34 Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire 


Jill Moats

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Closing Words

Let Us Sing the Magic of Imagination, by Rev. Susan L. van Dreser

Jill Moats

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Following the service, please join us for community and refreshments in the sanctuary. For Zoom participants, please consider staying for conversation in our breakout room.

Transition (Zoom only)

Arthur Burstow or Simer Kaur (Zoom only)


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Rev Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinators: Jill Moats
  • Music: Daniel Clark and Kelvin Seifert
  • Religious Exploration: Ana Gabriela Castañeda Aguilera (co-ordinator), Paulina Hernandez (childcare provider), Debby Lake
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers:  Kristin Jimmy, Bromley Basford, Joan Carolson, Ken Carolson, Norman Mayer, Cheryl Simmonds, et al
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Marian Siemens, Allison Baird, et al
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Website Support: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershilll

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