Giving, Receiving and Relationships: An All-Ages Service

Have you thought about how your relationships have been expressed or changed through giving and receiving, and about the attentions required? Giving gifts, or receiving them ourselves can be amazing or weird, but surprising and meaningful in wonderful ways. We make choices and decisions about who we give to, and what we give. Come join Ana Castaneda and the RE Team in this familiar all-ages service.

Service Coordinator: Norm Cobb

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.””

― Kahlil Gibran


Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel, French processional, setting by John Leavitt, performed by Daniel Clark


Maxine Hébert Malo and Louis

Gathering Hymn

#16 ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Oona, Maxine Hébert Malo and Louis


Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Mitten Tree and Stone Dropping Ritual

Poem read by Adriane

Pastoral Music

#226 People, Look East, French carol, setting by John Leavitt, performed by Daniel Clark


The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, introduced and performed by Julia, Dan and Aspen


Debby Lake

Our Share the Plate Partner for December is Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM). It is a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for those living with mental health illnesses through peer support and other services.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To donate via e-transfer/Interac use; in the note, you MUST include your name and whether your donation is for the Sunday offering or your pledge. You can also send a cheque by mail to the church at First UU Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cr. Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7

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Offertory Music

The Holly and the Ivy, arranged by Noel Rawsthorne, performed by Daniel Clark


Emily Muller

Christmas Song

Nuttin’ for Christmas, performed by Debby Lake and Oona

Introduction of small group discussion

Emily Muller

Wrap-up of small group discussion

Emily Muller

Closing Hymn

#205 Amazing Grace


Debby Lake

Closing Words

from by Kahlil Gibran, read by Ian

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition for Breakout Rooms

Arthur Burstow (Zoom only)


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Service Leaders and Planners: Ana Gabriela Castañeda Aguilera, Emily Muller, Debby Lake, Maxine Hébert Malo, and many children and youth
  • Coordinator: Debby Lake
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator: Andre Vanderstoep
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator of Lifespan Religious Education (CLRE):: Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds, and others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Website Support: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershilll

To contact SunServ (Sunday Services Team), please email

Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.

Please refrain from taking photographs and making recordings during and after the service without the express permission of all people involved. Also, please turn off electronic devices during the service. Thank you.