Holding Space for Father’s Day

Join us on June 16th as we take time to recognize the father figures of our lives, the nurturing and the complexity of fathering, and hold space for what Father’s Day means within each of us.

Service Coordinators Cate Ziegler and Christina Swindells-Nader

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

— Anais Nin

Centering Music

The Song of the Lark Op.39, No.22 by Pyotr Ill’yich Tchaikovsky, performed by Daniel Clark

Opening Words

You Are Beloved and You Are Welcome Here by Joan Javier-Duval

Cate Ziegler

Chalice Lighting

from Shalom by Jacob Trapp

Cate Ziegler

Gathering Hymn

#38 Morning Has Broken

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Christina Swindells-Nader


Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

Twiddling Thumbs, by Cate Ziegler

Sing and Rejoice

Joys and Sorrows

words by Andre Vanderstoep, led by Christina Swindells-Nader

If you have a Joy or Sorrow to share in our upcoming service, please follow this link. Alternatively, Andre can be reached at 204-558-7464 or email him at care@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

Pastoral Hymn

#1031 Filled With Loving Kindness (sung seated)

Reading and Meditation

These Are Our Dads, by Amy Petrie Shaw, led by Cate Ziegler

Share the Plate Offering

Our Share the Plate Partner for June is Ka Ni Kanichihk.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. Donation options are at this link.

Offertory Music

Gondola Song in A Major by Felix Mendelssohn,, performed by Daniel Clark


#1012 When I Am Frightened

Note: we will begin recording Cate’s reflections following the hymn


Holding Space for Father’s Day, Cate Ziegler

Closing Hymn

#1021 Lean On Me


Christina Swindells-Nader

Please submit congregational announcements to worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca before 9:00 am each Sunday morning.

Closing Words

I Believe in Fathering by Evin Carvill Ziemer

Christina Swindells-Nader

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Following the service, please join us for community and refreshments in the sanctuary. For Zoom participants, please consider staying for conversation in our breakout room.

Transition (Zoom only)

Arthur Burstow or Simer Kaur (Zoom only)


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Cate Ziegler
  • Coordinators: Cate Ziegler and Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Childcare Provider: Paulina Hernandez
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers:  Kristin Jimmy, Bromley Basford, Joan Carolson, Ken Carolson, Norman Mayer, Cheryl Simmonds, et al
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Liz Redston, Lois Whyte, Christina Swindells-Nader, et al
  • 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.

Please refrain from taking photographs and making recordings during and after the service unless you have the express permission of all people involved. Also, please turn off electronic devices during the service. Thank you.

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