Reflections on Water

Our connections to water go well beyond needing it to sustain life. We also have a deep-seated animal, emotional and spiritual relationship with water. Come, sip, and reflect.

Note: There will not be a water ceremony at this service, as was originally planned.

Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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Reflection on Water

September 18, 2022

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Centering Thought

the sea’s recitation reentering my head with questions it erases…   Derek Walcott

Centering Music

Let It Shine!  performed by First UU Winnipeg Church Choir

Welcoming Words

Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

51 Lady of the Seasons’ Laughter

Chalice Lighting  

Words from The Balance We Seek by Sharon Wylie, read by Steve Lennon

Opening Words

Learning to Love This World by Molly Housh Gordon, read by Marian Siemens


Love Is the Spirit

Sharing and Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

We are glad once again that our life’s journey has brought us this morning to this place, to be here together and to listen to one another’s joys and sorrows and concerns. May we approach this time we share with gratitude and hope, and be nourished by each other’s presence. So may it be.   


21 For the Beauty of the Earth


Words from Imagine Yourself… by Susan Enzweiler, read by Steve Lennon


Marian Siemens

Our Share the Plate partner for September is Safe Housing and Directed Empowerment (S.H.A.D.E.)


To the Light   performed by First UU Winnipeg Church Choir


94 What Is This Life 


 Reflections on Water, Steve Lennon

Closing Hymn

1064 Blue Boat Home


Marian Siemens

Closing Words

from Let Our Lives Be a Prayer by Joel Miller, read by Marian

Chalice Extinguishing

Steve Lennon

Carry the Flame


Marian Siemens

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


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leader: Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Cheryl Simmonds
  • 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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