Using the song “Courage to Be Who We Are” from the Justice Choir Songbook as our anthem, we will honour and celebrate trans lives as part of the queer history that has sought freedom for all people to be their truest selves.
Service coordinator: Odell Havsdotter
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Courage to Be Who We Are
December 12, 2021
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“By the time I was 30 years old, I had done everything I had set out to do. I had taken my band from playing in basements to playing stadiums and arenas. Married, had a kid, had a house. Everything you really could ever want. But when it came down to it that didn’t make the dysphoria go away. And if I didn’t address what was going on then I was going to end up killing myself.”
Blood and Thunder, Laura Jane Grace
9 No Longer Forward Nor Behind (set to Forest Green)
“As the Wild Wind Bites,” Ben Soule
“Come, Gather In,” Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
Love Is The Spirit
Candles of Caring
To troubled hearts, to spirits over-brimming, we offer our ministry of listening. For stories that need to be told, we open our hearts and offer the care of our attention, and the support of this, our faith community. So may it be.
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Our Share the Plate partner for December is Sunshine House, a small community drop-in and resource centre, focusing on inclusion and harm reduction in Winnipeg’s core area. They provide meals, laundry and bathing facilities, harm reduction supplies like syringes and condoms, and a meeting place where people exploring gender and/or sexual identity can gather.
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“How Trans Opera Singer Breanna Sinclairé Found Her Voice”
Courage to Be Who We Are, performed by members of the First UU Winnipeg Choir
“We Bear Witness,” Rev. Amy Brooks
The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.
Rev. Meghann Robern
1021 Lean On Me
“As We Go Forward,” Cheryl Block
Carry the Flame
Tell Me a Story, Skylar Kergil
Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:
- Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern & Odell Havsdotter
- Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter, Sunday Services Team
- Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble
- Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami
- Songleader Videos: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director/accompanist; PJ Buchan, past Music Director; and the FUUW Choir; Josh Robern, editor
- To contact the Sunday Services Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org