Environmental Non-Violence

Thich Nhat Hanh said in his book titled the same: “Peace is every step.”

“But where do our steps take us?  How far in our lives do we go when we embrace a non-violent existence?”

Join us on November 21st as we explore the pursuit of living sustainably and environmental non-violence.

Coordinator: Steve Lennon


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Environmental Non-Violence

November 21, 2021

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Centering

We have a lamp inside us. The oil of that lamp is our breathing, our steps, and our peaceful smile. Our practice is to light up the lamp.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Centering Music

Return Again, performed by the UU Winnipeg Choir

Welcome

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

164 The Peace Not Past Our Understanding

Chalice Lighting

Words by Philip Simmons from Learning to Fall

Opening Words

Words by Anne Peart

Affirmation

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

299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love

Reading

“The School Prayer,” by Diane Ackerman

Offering

Steve Lennon

Our Share the Plate partner for November is Pulford Community Living Services. Since 1986, Pulford has continuously provided housing and supports to persons with a developmental disability. The supports provided by P.C.L.S. Inc. and its employees are intended to encourage and facilitate, to the greatest possible extent, the individual’s ability to live and grow in ways that the individual sees fit.

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

Offertory

All Creatures of the Earth and Sky, performed by First UU Winnipeg Choir

Meditation

Words by Thich Nhat Hanh, adapted

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

Hymn

1028 The Fire of Commitment

Sermon

“Transformational Joy,” M.C. Ziegler

Hymn

1054 Let This Be a House of Peace

Announcements

Steve Lennon

Benediction

Words by Thich Nhat Hanh

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition

All of You Is Welcome by Annika Winberg, followed by intro to forum, by Diane Pearce

Lunch Break

Forum on Mental Health Matters, 12:30pm

Discussion hosted by Paula Keirstead and AIM (Accessibilty and Inclusion Ministry) Team.

Gratitude

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

  • Leader: M.C. Ziegler
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Doyle, Janet Toews, and Odell Havsdotter
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
  • 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 worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca