Singing in the Shower

How many of us were told long ago that we didn’t have any artistic talent… or that we weren’t good enough?  (I sure was) Today I want to talk about how art should be for the masses; not the mass consumers, but the masses who do art for themselves.

Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

The children will remain in the sanctuary for the duration of the service.

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought    

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

~ Arthur Bryan

Centering Music

Prelude II by Clara Schumann, performed by Daniel Clark


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn       

#346 Come, Sing a Song with Me

Chalice Lighting       

from Anam Cara, by John O’Donohue, read by Rev. Brian Kiely

Opening Words       

adapted from Imagine a Day, by Sarah L. Thomson, read by Steve Lennon


Love Is The Spirit 

Story Wisdom           

with Carol Lindsay, CLFD

Sing and Rejoice          

as people return to their seats


#108 My Life Flows On in Endless Song

Honouring Our Connectedness

Steve Lennon


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Heart by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, arr. Dan Coates, performed by Daniel Clark


#368 Now Let Us Sing


Art of the Soul, written by John O’Donohue, read by Steve Lennon

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


Singing in the Shower, by Rev. Brian Kiely

Closing Hymn

#131 Love Will Guide Us


Steve Lennon

Closing Words           

Letter from Kurt Vonnegut, read by Rev. Brian Kiely

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame 


Arthur Burstow

During this service

In order that everyone can feel comfortable here, we request that you please ask permission beforehand of those persons you plan to take pictures of. The tech team records only the sermon portion of the service, provided the speaker consents, and it will later be posted on YouTube, again only with consent. Thank you for turning off recording devices and phones during the service if you are joining us in the sanctuary.


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

  • Leader: Rev. Brian Kiely
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Story Wisdom: Carol Lindsay, CLFD
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up and Maintenance: MIchael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, John Burstow, Octavia MacIsaac, and others
  • Music for Affirmation: written by P.J. Buchan
  • 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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