Confluence Talk Part 1: What If We Were Wrong?

In this 1st part of a 3-part interactive series from the CUC 2021 Conference, Rev. Anne Barker encourages us to delve into how we have changed especially during Covid. How problems can become possibilities, and how we can show compassionate imperfection.

Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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Confluence Talk: What if We Were Wrong

July 4, 2021

Centering Thought

“There is no question for which Compassion is not the answer.”

Judith Hanson Lasater


Change, Christina Aguilera


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

1031 Filled with Loving Kindness

Chalice Lighting

Andrew Pakula, Let There Be Light

Opening Words

Arlen Goff, Thresholds       


Love Is The Spirit

Candles of Caring

Esmat Elhami

Unison Words

We pause to reflect on our week, to think of changes and challenges that lay ahead. And, as we share what is in our hearts and support each other along the way, we are all strengthened. 


Hymn 184, Be Ye Lamps Unto Yourselves


Michael A Schuler, Let us pause now to look Inward


Hymn 1012, When I Am Frightened


Susan L Suchocki, All That We Do Not Know

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


Marian Siemens


One Voice in the Crowd, Judy Small

Sermon: Confluence Talk: What if We Were Wrong [Part 1]

The Rev. Anne Barker

Discussion in break out rooms


Hymn 118, This Little Light of Mine


Marian Siemens


Philip Randall Giles

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

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

  • Leaders: The Rev. Anne Barker
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Hosts: Janine Reid and Doreen Stroud, Tech Team
  • Chat Moderator: Lise Desrochers, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the First UU Winnipeg Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
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