I Won’t Make That Mistak Again

“Learning from others’ mistakes has taken all the fun out of making my own.”

~ Dennis van Westerborg

As much as we try to avoid making errors, it is often by our mistakes that we learn important information about ourselves. Mistakes can even lead to doors of opportunity and a further development of capabilities. Please join Steve and friends as they rattle down the dusty road of mistakes.


  • 21 For the Beauty of the Earth
  • 317 We Are Not Our Own
  • 327 Joy, Thou Goddess
  • 311 Let It Be a Dance

Service Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter

I Won’t Make That Mistak Again

June 21, 2020

“Learning from others’ mistakes has taken all the fun out of making my own.”

— Dennis van Westerborg


Overkill by Colin Hay and Choir! Choir! Choir!


Marian Siemens


21 For the Beauty of the Earth

Chalice Lighting

by the Rev. Orlanda Brugnola

Opening Words

“Summer” from Exultation by Monza Naff


Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by P.J. Buchan

Story Wisdom

Rob Malo

Candles of Caring

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.


317 We Are Not Our Own


“Stains” by Steve Lennon


327 Joy, Thou Goddess


by Stephen Kendrick


Our online-only format is a morally sound response by our community to the current pandemic on our planet. This also means that we are emphasizing remote giving during our offering this morning:

  • Donations can now be sent via e-transfer/Interac to office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; in the note, you MUST include your name and if your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations. Go to their website to donate in this way.

Our Share the Plate Partner for June is, receiving half of the collection taken each Sunday, is Main Street Project Winnipeg.


My Way by Frank Sinatra


Steve Lennon

Hymn of the Month

311 Let It Be a Dance


Marian Siemens


“Our Task” by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Kodachrome by Paul Simon

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

  • Leader: Steve Lennon, Sunday Services Team
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens, Sunday Services Team
  • Story Wisdom: Rob Malo
  • Zoom Tech Host: Dylan Fijal, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Carol Lindsey, Lifespan Faith Development Assistant
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor