Draw the Circle Wide

When you bring a picture of our congregation to mind, who do you see? How can we continue to draw the circle ever wider within our multigenerational congregation? DLFD Andrea James reflects on her time with us, and members of the Religious Exploration (RE) Committee explore how we support one another.

Coordinator: Steve Lennon


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Draw the Circle Wide

October 3, 2021

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Centering Thought

Sometimes you need to talk to a six year old so you can understand life again.

~ Unknown

Centering Music

Draw the Circle Wide Mark Miller / Gordon Light. Performed by the Chalice UU Fellowship of the Conejo Valley, California

Welcome

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

Hymn 354 We Laugh, We Cry

Chalice Lighting

“Cherishing Our Differences”, by Cindy Fesgen

Opening Words

Steve Lennon

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit 

Loved Into

Being Andrea James, DLFD

Candles of Caring

Marlene Schellenberg

Unison Words

Spirit of Life, help us to sense that beneath us is the strength we need to keep us grounded. Help us to feel that behind us is the protection we need to feel safe facing our fears. Help us to know that before us lies the beauty we seek to feel astounded. Help us become aware of the vastness of our sky and of our spirit, and help us to know that within our hearts lies the love we need to complete the circle of connection in our lives. May we use all of our gifts to bring Love into this hurting world; this world which we so value, which we cherish.

Hymn

Hymn 124 Be That Guide

Religious Explorations

Rob Malo, Pat Lane, Andrea James

Anthem

301 Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky

Meditation

Rob and Louis Malo

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

Share the Plate

Guest Glynis Quinn, Oak Table 

Offering

Steve Lennon

Thank you  for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  

Offertory

Turn Around, by Nancy Griffith; Photos from FUUW families; Video edited by Debby Lake 

Draw the Circle Wide

Andrea James, DLFD

Hymn

Hymn 1028 The Fire of Commitment

Announcements

Steve Lennon

Benediction

“Teachers Everywhere”, by Amy Zucker Morgenstern, adapted

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame 

Transition Music

Keep It Alight, Rev. Lynn Harrison and the CUC Choir

Gratitude

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

  • Leaders: Rob Malo, Pat Lane, and Andrea James, DLFD
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Doyle, Lori Lewis, Doreen Stroud, and Janet Toews
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, past Music Director; Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director / accompanist; and the FUUW Choir; Josh Robern, editor
  • Offertory Video: RE families photos; edited by Debby Lake
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca