Someone 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
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We’re still gathering exclusively over Zoom for congregational services and connections. Connect to the service via this Zoom link.
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Share your own candle of caring on future Sundays by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
123 Spirit of Life
“Struggle and Joy,” Vance Bass
“In Need of Healing,” The Reverend Maureen Killoran
Love is the Spirit sung by First UU Winnipeg Choir
“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
“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