Renewing Our Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning

We will examine what it means to renew and regenerate our commitment to our fourth principle in light of everything we are dealing with at the beginning of 2022. What does it mean to be free in our search, and what does it mean to be responsible in our search? There will be opportunities for attendees to share their perspective on this topic with others.

Service coordinators: Marian Siemens, Paula Wachs


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Renewing Our Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning

January 9, 2022

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Prelude

Centering Thought

“Life without liberty, is a life not lived, and life without truth, is a life not understood.”

― Abhijit Naskar, Monk Meets World

Centering

2 Minute Guitar Music, Instrumental Background Music by Meditation Music Official

Welcome

Gathering Hymn 55 Dark of Winter

Chalice Lighting

The Chalice is a Symbol

Opening Words

We are Unitarian Universalists

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit

Candles of Caring

Ashlyn Noble

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.

Hymn

123 Spirit of Life

Offering

Our Share the Plate partner for January is Wahbung Abinoonjiaag

Wahbung Abinoonjiaag’s programs are based on the wisdom of Elders, Caregivers and Professionals who worked in the field of family violence. The name itself when translated to the English language means, “Children of Tomorrow”. The programs are unique in their service delivery approaches which incorporate traditional teachings gifted to the people from the variety of indigenous nations’ ancestral heritages that exist on Turtle Island. These cultural aspects are reflective of the urban and rural First Nations communities found within Manitoba and were contributed to by those visitors from other territories who call the Winnipeg region home.

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Offertory

Where is Our Holy Church 

Reading

Devotion to Humanity

Hymn

108 My Life Flows On in Endless Song

Meditation

O Deep Mystery of our lives

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

Sermon

Odell Havsdottir

Hymn

1057 Go Lifted Up

Announcements

Benediction

Daring Vision

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

We Are the Cosmos by Keith Mesecher

Gratitude

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

  • Leaders: Odell Havsdottir
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens and Steve Lennon
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Janet Toews and Lori Lewis
  • Candles of Caring Host: Ashlyn Noble
  • Songleader Videos: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director and accompanist; the FUUW Choir; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca