Between the Pages, Along the Margins

It’s sometimes surprising what you’ll find tucked between the pages or scribbled in the margins of an old book. While “clean” copies of books are considered the most valuable by used booksellers and their customers, many of the used books I cherish most are the ones that came with bonuses – wise (or shocking) marginalia, old photos, love letters, and other treasured memorabilia. The Choir will sing.

Service Coordinator: Jill Moats

Heather Emberley will be arranging a display of things found inside books destined for the Children’s Hospital Book Sale.

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found … You could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh.

~ Anne Lamott

Centering Music

Lead Kindly Light by John Rutter, words by J.H. Newman, sung by the UU church choir, directed by Paul Rodermond, accompanied by Daniel Clark


Jill Moats

Gathering Hymn

#83 Winds Be Still, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Chalice Lighting

written by Rev. Bruce Southworth, read by Jill Moats

Opening Words

from Scribbles in the Margins by Daniel Gray, read by Jill Moats


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

Singing children down to their rooms

Sharing and Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

We are grateful for this circle of caring that is part of our community. May its healing power reach out to all those who need the loving kindness and support of our faith community. So may it be.


#317 We Are Not Our Own, accompanied by Daniel Clark


Marginalia by Billy Collins, read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson


I am Willing written by Holly Near, arranged and directed by Paul Rodermond, sung by UU church choir with special guest soloist Sikhona Gwinsta


Branch Library by Edward Hirsch, read by Jill Moats

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


from That Form of Love We Call Generosity, written by Rev. Paul R Beedle, read by Jill Moats

Our Share the Plate partner for May is Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre.

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Folk-Song Preludes Nos. II & III by Peter Warlock, performed by Daniel Clark


Between the Pages, Along the Margins by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Closing Hymn

#318 We Would Be One, accompanied by Daniel Clark


Jill Moats

Closing Words

Be True, Be Well, By Loving by Rev. Cynthia Landrum, read by Jill Moats

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


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

  • Leader: Rev. Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Jill Moats
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Cheryl Simmonds
  • Music Director: Paul Rodermond
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Music for Affirmation: written by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up and Maintenance: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner, Norm Cobb, and others
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds and others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg chalice logo: Nancy Gilbert
  • Webmaster: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershill

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