Holy Disruption

This is our second year of offering Wellspring, and one of the key elements to come out of it is teaching about holy disruptors. The Wellspring program offers that,

“It is an important skill for people of dominant cultures to be holy disruptors, rather than expecting the person or group on the receiving end of a behavior to speak out.”

We’ll explore how this is different from destructive disruption, and how holy disruption is often an essential part of non-violence approaches to systemic change.

Coordinator: Marian Siemens


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Holy Disruption

November 14, 2021

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Centering

“It is an important skill for people of dominant cultures to be holy disruptors, rather than expecting the person or group on the receiving end of a behavior to speak out.”

~ UU Wellspring Program

Centering Music

Rise Up, Wise Up, Eyes Up, Ibeyi

Welcome

Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

164 The Peace Not Past Our Understanding

Chalice Lighting

“Drawn Together,” The Reverend Jennifer Gracen

Opening Words

“As We Gather Together This Morning,” Bets Wienecke

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.

In Memoriam

for Brent Stearns

Hymn

1058 Be Ours a Religion

Offering

Marian Siemens

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.

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Offertory

Wasted, William Prince

Reading

“Harnessing Our Anger,” Glennon Doyle

Hymn

Be the Change, from the Justice Choir Songbook

Meditation

“Black Rage Is Holy,” The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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

Sermon

The Reverend Meghann Robern

Hymn

1074 Turn the World Around

Announcements

Marian Siemens

Benediction

“Go In Peace, Seeking Justice,” The Reverend Jim Magaw

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition

A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke

Gratitude

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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern and Marian Siemens
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Team: Colleen Millikin and Janet Toews
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, 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