More than our Money: Every Gift Counts

Octavia MacIsaac has said that sometimes she has felt judged by what was in her pocket, not by what was in her heart. Come and join her on November 12 for an exploration of giving without guilting ourselves over the dollar amount, and showing generosity without money.

Service Coordinators: Jill Moats and Dan LeDuc

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”

― Jean Yves Cousteau

Centering Music

We Give Thanks written by Wendy Louella Perkins, performed First UU Church Choir, directed by Joseph Nguyen


Dan LeDuc

Gathering Hymn

#402 From You I Receive

Chalice Lighting

by Li Kynvi, read by Dan LeDuc

Opening Words

by James Morrison, read by Dan LeDuc


Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Story Wisdom

Stella’s Gift, written and told by Octavia MacIsaac

Sing and Rejoice

Singing the children to RE


by Tara Brach, read by Dan LeDuc

Pastoral Reflection and Practice

Jill Moats

Pastoral Hymn and Stone Dropping Ritual

#295 Sing Out Praises for the Journey

Share the Plate Partner Presentation

Sonya Bertoncello-May, Rainbow Resource Centre (via video)


Our Share the Plate Partner for November is Rainbow Resource Centre. It offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55+. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

During the month of November, there will be a box in the foyer to collect donations for Rainbow Resource Centre. They need tampons, travel-sized toothpaste, travel-sized body wash, and travel-sized shampoo and conditioners.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To donate via e-transfer/Interac use; in the note, you MUST include your name and whether your donation is for the Sunday offering or your pledge. You can also send a cheque by mail to the church at First UU Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cr. Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7

To see these options later, click here:

Offertory Music

The Countess Cathleen (from Riverdance), written by Bill Whelan; arranged by Paul Hughes, performed by Daniel Clark


by Dr Wayne Dyer, read by Octavia MacIsaac


To Music by Betty Bertaux, performed First UU Church Choir, directed by Joseph Nguyen


More than Our Money: Every Gift Counts, by Octavia MacIsaac

Closing Hymn

#168 One More Step


Jill Moats

Closing Words

Walk Softly by Elaine Gallagher Gehrmann, read by Jill Moats

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Octavia MacIsaac
  • Coordinators: Jill Moats and Dan LeDuc
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Education (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator: Andre Vanderstoep
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simerjit Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds, and others
  • 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

Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.

We ask that you refrain from taking photos and making recordings during and after the service unless you have received express permission from all people involved. Please turn off all electronic devices during the service.