Road to Resilience

Climate resilience means we must learn to provide for our essential needs without fossil fuels. Curt Hull, Project Manager at Climate Change Connection, investigates how we might farm, heat all our buildings, and move goods and people sustainably with the help of Manitoba’s abundant renewable electricity.

Service Coordinator: Cate Ziegler

A forum on Pathways to Zero Carbon Buildings follows the service at noon CDT.

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

“Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.”
~ Catherine DeVrye, The Gift of Nature

Centering Music

When Our Heart Is In A Holy Place by Joyce Poley, sung by UU Church Choir, directed by Paul Rodermond, accompanied by Daniel Clark


Cate Ziegler

Gathering Hymn

#175 We Celebrate the Web of Life

Chalice Lighting

Remembering Our Unity by Katie R. Griffin, read by Cate Ziegler

Opening Words

Applied Hope by Amory Lovins, read by Adina Lyon


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

Marg Friesen

Singing Children Downstairs

Sing and Rejoice

Sharing and Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

The journeys of our lives have 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.

Stewardship Moment

Steve Lennon


#128 For All That Is Our Life


Beginners, by Denise Levertov, read by Carolyn Garlich


The Call of the Loon, by Marilyn Hamm, sung by UU Church Choir


On Broken Hearts by Thomas Rhodes, read by Cate Ziegler

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


Cate Ziegler

Our Share The Plate partner for April is Climate Change Connections.

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 gray 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.


Dawn, and, Canon, each by Bela Bartok, played by Daniel Clark


Road to Resilience, by Curt Hull, Project Director, Climate Change Connections. Curt is introduced by Peter Miller


#300 With Heart and Mind


Cate Ziegler

Closing Words

May We Have A Wisdom, by Jacob Trapp, read by Cate Ziegler

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

Circle of Life, by Elton John, played by Daniel Clark


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

  • Leaders: Curt Hull, Climate Change Connection, and the UU Green Action/Social Justice Team
  • Coordinator: Cate Ziegler
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader, Arthur Burstow
  • Chat Moderator: Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Cheryl Simmons
  • Music Director: Paul Rodermond, Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Music for Affirmation: written by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Hospitality Team
  • Greeter: Hospitality Team
  • Set Up and Maintenance: Hospitality Team
  • Hospitality: Hospitality Team
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Webmaster: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershill

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