Lessons from Sabbatical Part 2

Join Rev. Meghann Robern as she shares with us thoughts and reflections from her sabbatical.

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Lessons From Sabbatical Part 2

July 31, 2022

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Centering Thought

“Indigenous worldviews evolve out of a direct wholistic relationship that encompasses our spirit and the universe.”

– Renee Linklater,
Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies

Centering Music

“Sweet Child O’Mine,” 2CELLOS


Norm Cobb

Gathering Hymn

368 Now Let Us Sing

Chalice Lighting

by Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  

Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Opening Words

by Robert French Leavens

Holy and beautiful the custom  

   which brings us together,

In the presence of the Most High:


To face our ideals,

To remember our loved one in 


To give thanks, to make


To give forgiveness,

To be enlightened, and to be



Through this quiet hour breathes

The worship of ages,

The cathedral music of history.


Three unseen guests attend,

Faith, hope, and love:

Let all our hearts prepare them



Love Is the Spirit

Sharing and Caring

Paula Wachs

Unison Words 

To troubled hearts, to spirits over-brimming, we offer our ministry of listening. For stories that need to be told, we open our hearts and offer the care of our attention, and the support of this, our faith community.


1011 Return Again


Norm Cobb

Our Share the Plate partner for July is Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.


“All Creatures of the Earth and Sky,” Michael Tacy


Excerpt from Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies, Renee Linklater


118 This Little Light of Mine


“It Is Our Quiet Time,” Nancy Wood

It is our quiet time.

We do not speak, because the
voices are within us

It Is our quiet time.

We do not walk,
Because the Earth is all within us.

It is our quiet time.
We do not dance,
Because the music has lifted us
to a place where
The spirit is

It is our quiet time.

We rest with all of nature.


Rev. Meghann Robern

Closing Hymn

1014 Answering the Call of Love


Norm Cobb


by Edward Everett Hale

I am only one

But I am still one.

I cannot do everything,

But still I can do something.

And because I cannot do 


I will not refuse to do the 

   something that I can do.

Chalice Extinguishing    

Carry the Flame


“Sing Me a Song,” William Prince & Serena Ryder


Many thanks to:

  • Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
  • Coordinator: Norm Cobb
  • Tech Team: Christina Swindells-Nader, Ashlyn Noble 
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Shar Lynn
  • Songleading Videos: P.J. Buchan, former Music Director, Paul Rodermond, former Accompanist, and the First UU Winnipeg Church Choir
  • Sanctuary chalice sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg chalice logo designer: Nancy Gilbert

To contact Sunserv (Sunday Services Team), please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca