Pride Week may be virtual this year, but that won’t stop us from celebrating the lives of queer people in Winnipeg and beyond!

Service Coordinator: Dylan Fijal


September 13, 2020

“You just need to take several seats

and then try to restore the peace

And control your urges to scream

about all the people you hate

‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay”

Taylor Swift, You Need to Calm Down


I Want to Break Free by Queen


Dylan Fijal

Hymn of the Month

299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love

Chalice Lighting

“The Pride Flame” by Linda lee Franson

Opening Words

“Who You Are Enriches Us All” by the Reverend Monica Jacobson-Tennessen


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

Story Wisdom

The Day You Begin, written and narrated by Jacqueline Woodson

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

As we set aside this time for quiet, may we hear the heart-felt whisperings of our spirit, and also that of others. May those who share from their hearts today feel the power of our attention and the strength of our love. May we all feel uplifted by words of comfort, and be supported by the presence of our caring community.


1023 How Could Anyone


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; 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 September, receiving half of the collection taken each Sunday, is L.I.T.E. (Local Investment Toward Employment).


Constant Craving by k.d. lang


“On a Sunbeam” by Tillie Walden


“A Protest and a Party” by the Reverend Hannah Roberts Villnave

The sound of a singing bowl and two minutes of silence will follow the meditation.


Dylan Fijal


Truly Brave sung by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus


the Reverend Meghann Robern


95 There is More Love Somewhere


Dylan Fijal


“We Answer the Call of Love” by the Reverend Julia Corbett-Hemeyer

 Image by Melissa Gibson

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Winner by Pet Shop Boys

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

  • Leaders: Dylan Fijal, the Reverend Meghann Robern, Andrea James
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: the Reverend Meghann Robern, Tech Team
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Nicole McKay, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Kitana Degen, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor