Blue Monday

woman covering her face with her armsSomeone once claimed that there was a “saddest day of the year” in mid-January. While the science didn’t back up this claim, here in the Northern Hemisphere, the combination of winter weather and post-holidays let down does affect our whole selves. Let us spend this time caring for each other.

Service Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler

Connect to the Service using Zoom

We’re still gathering exclusively over Zoom for congregational services and connections. Connect to the service via this Zoom link.

Phone numbers and additional information can be found here on our Zoom Connections page.

Share your own candle of caring on future Sundays by emailing before 9am Sunday morning. Be sure to let us know if you do not wish to have your candle shared with Our Caring Community Email Group.

Blue Monday

January 17, 2021

“When we’re gone, long gone; the only thing that will have mattered is the love that we shared and the way that we cared” — When We’re Gone, The O’Kanes


Lifted In Love, Lea Morris


M.C. Ziegler


123 Spirit of Life

Chalice Lighting

“Struggle and Joy,” Vance Bass

Opening Words

“In Need of Healing,” The Reverend Maureen Killoran


Love is the Spirit sung by First UU Winnipeg Choir

Story Wisdom

“In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by author Jo Witek  and illustrator‎ Christine Roussey, video by The Storytime Family

Candles of Caring

The journey of our lives has brought us this morning to this place, to be here, together. What a miracle this is to share these moments and to be nourished by each otherʼs presence. May we approach this time with gratitude and hope. So may it be.


49 Stillness Reigns


The Gift of Love, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir


excerpt from “Gratitude” by Emily Dreyfuss from The Correspondent


197 There Are Numerous Strings


When We’re Gone, Long Gone, The O’Kanes


The Reverend Meghann Robern


1012 When I Am Frightened


M.C. Ziegler


“It Becomes More,” The Reverend Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Candle & Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

In These Hard Times, Linda Hirschhorn

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

    • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Nicole McKay
    • Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler, Sunday Services Team
    • Tech Host: Mel Leslie, Tech Team
    • Chat Moderator: Colleen Millikin, Tech Team
    • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
    • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor