Harvest the Power 

“Gather the spirit, harvest the power; our separate fires will kindle one flame,” we sing in the words of singer-songwriter Jim Scott. What is this power? Where (or who) does it come from? And how can we harvest it? The answer is found in our congregational affirmation, which asserts that service is our prayer. It then falls upon us to discern where we are called to serve – individually and collectively.

Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

“Deep in our bones lies an old intuition that we arrive here carrying a bundle of gifts to offer to the community…In a sense, it is a form of spiritual employment…”

― Frances Weller

Centering Music

Troika (November) from The Seasons (excerpt) by P. Tschaikowsky, performed by Daniel Clark


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

#347 Gather the Spirit

Chalice Lighting

This Simple Flame by Rev. Ray Drennan, read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Opening Words

adapted from Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson, read by Steve Lennon


Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Story Wisdom

Hercules and the Wagoner by Aesop, told by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

Singing the children to RE

Pastoral Reflection and Practice

Steve Lennon

Pastoral Hymn

#289 Creative Love, Our Thanks We Give


Working Capital, by Albert Schweitzer, read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson


We Hold Hope Close by Theresa I. Soto, led by Steve Lennon


#294 Our Praise We Give


Our Share the Plate Partner for November is Rainbow Resource Centre. It offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55+. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

During the month of November, there will be a box in the foyer to collect donations for Rainbow Resource Centre. They need tampons, travel-sized toothpaste, travel-sized body wash, and travel-sized shampoo and conditioners.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To donate via e-transfer/Interac use office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; 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

To see these options later, click here: https://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/stewardship/give/

Offertory Music

Valse Brillante Op. 34, No. 2 by F. Chopin, performed by Daniel Clark


Harvest the Power, by Reverend Stefan Jonasson

Closing Hymn

#1028 The Fire of Commitment


Steve Lennon

Closing Words

From Matins by John O’Donohue, read by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition for Breakout Rooms (Zoom only)

Tech Team


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Reverend Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Education (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator: Andre Vanderstoep
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Music Team: Debby Lake, Esther Kathryn, Brian Klowak
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simerjit 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, John Burstow, Marian Siemens, 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 worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

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

We ask that you refrain from taking photos and making recordings during and after the service unless you have received express permission from all people involved. Please turn off all electronic devices during the service.