May 1 Help You?

Yes! We have made it through a ragged, snowy, cold winter all the way to the merry month of May. We can now put away the parkas and snow shovels and start thinking about things greening and growing. May Day – a time for change, a time for hope, and a time to reactivate our connection with the earth. 

Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

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May 1 Help You?

May 1, 2022

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Centering Thought

How do you talk to a tree? With sentences as broad as a year? Sudden storms of words. Squirrels as punctuation.

~ from TreeTalk by Ariel Gordon

Centering Music

Let It Shine!  performed by First UU Wpg. Church Choir


Dylan Fijal

Gathering Hymn

368 Now Let Us Sing

Chalice Lighting

words by Steve Lennon, read by Dylan Fijal

Opening Words

May 1 from Crows, Stones & Other Poems by Steve Lennon


Love Is the Spirit, music by P.J. Buchan

Sharing and Caring, Paula Wachs

Unison Words

Let us come into this circle of caring, and listen to those who share their joys and sorrows with us. Let the healing power of this community reach out to them, and to each of us. Let loving kindness and joy pass through us, and bring us peace. So may it be.


63 Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers


from Exultation: A Poem Cycle in Celebration of the Seasons, by Monza Naff, read by Dylan Fijal


Dylan Fijal

Our Share the Plate Partner for May is the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.


To the Light performed by First UU Winnipeg Church Choir


from TreeTalk by Ariel Gordon, illustrated by Natalie Baird, read by Steve Lennon


21 For the Beauty of the Earth


May 1 Help You? Steve Lennon

Closing Hymn

163 For the Earth Forever Turning


Dylan Fijal

Closing Words

from To Learn from Animal Being by John O’Donohue, read by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame   


Dylan Fijal

Return Again performed by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of  Winnipeg Choir


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leader: Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Janet Toews
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Paula Wachs
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Editor: Josh Robern

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