Pure Imagination

2020 has brought epic levels of change to all our lives. Making meaning out of struggle and despair is essential to human living, and yet it can be difficult to make a path into a better future. Come explore the power of imagination and creativity with us.

Service Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler

Pure Imagination

September 27, 2020

“I feel sorry for those who have closed their childlike imagination as if it were a book they were done with or have given away their sense of wonder like clothes they have outgrown. It must be dreadfully dreary without dreams.”

Elliott Blackwell, Into the Forest Dark

Centring

 River Flows in You by Lindsey Stirling & Debbi Johanson

Welcome

M.C. Ziegler

Hymn of the Month

299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love

Chalice Lighting

from Faith Rocket

Opening Words

from Faith Rocket

Affirmation

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

Story Wisdom

“How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird”, by Jacques Prévert, told by Andrea James, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

Each of us enters this place with different needs. Some hearts are full of gratitude and joy. May we rejoice with them. Some hearts ache with sorrow. May our presence and compassion bring them comfort. Some hearts are searching. May the knowledge that we too are searching restore their hope and give them courage. May we, in our common need, give strength to each other as we share our joys, lighten each others’ burdens, and support our caring community.

Hymn

1017 Building a New Way

Covenanting with our Faith Development & Mission and Vision leaders

Offering

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

Offertory

You Raise Me Up performed by BYU Vocal Point

Reading

“The Six Month Mark” by Dr. Aisha Ahmad, read by Nicole McKay, Student Minister

Anthem

Pure Imagination by Gene Wilder

Meditation

from Faith Rocket

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

Sermon

The Reverend Meghann Robern

Hymn

354 We Laugh, We Cry

Announcements

M.C. Ziegler

Benediction

from Faith Rocket

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Simple Gifts arranged by Peter Bloesch

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

  • Leaders: the Reverend Meghann Robern, Andrea James, Nicole McKay
  • Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Rev. Meghann and Andrea
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Marjorie Doyle, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor