Reflections on Thanksgiving

At this Thanksgiving service, Marian Siemens and Norm Cobb will be giving their reflections on gratitude, as we reflect on the seasons, our lives, and on Thanksgiving.

Coordinator: Norm Cobb

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Reflections on Thanksgiving

October 9, 2022

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Centering Thought

Day breaks on our gratitude for family and friends. For the freedom to find our own truth. For the company of those gathered here. and the promises we offer one another.

Centering Music

Thanksgiving Song, Mary Chapin Carpenter


Gathering Hymn

1052 The Oneness of Everything

Chalice Lighting  

“The Persistent Flame” by Amy Brooks

Opening Words

A Place of Belonging and Caring by Kimberlee Anee Tomeczak Carlson


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

Sharing and Caring

Barbara Fuller

Unison Words

We set aside this time of quiet to listen to the spirits of others, to create a space for them within our own hearts, that they might feel the power of our attention and the strength of our love. Such is the gift of our hearts. So may it be.


317 We Are Not Our Own


Norm Cobb


“Thanksgiving Meditation” by Elizabeth M Strong

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.


Thank you  for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  You may use a donation envelope, which is located at the back of the grey hymnal, to receive a tax receipt for accumulated cash gifts over $10.  Please ask an usher for details if you do not find an envelope.

Our Share the Plate Partner for October is 1 Just City.


Ernesto Corozar Les Feuilles Mortes or Autumn Leaves


All too often we pace the geometries of our Walled Gardens by John Gibb Millspaugh


404 What Gifts Can We Bring


Marian Siemens

Closing Hymn

128 For All That is Our Lives



 From Hymnal 687 by John W. Brighan

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


Resound Handbells We Gather Together


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Coordinators: Norm Cobb, Marians Siemens
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Barbara Fuller
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg chalice logo: Nancy Gilbert

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