Snitches & Stitches

child-with-flowers-gardenThere is a huge difference between being a “snitch” and speaking up when experiencing or witnessing harm. It’s also important to recognize that harm can come from words and attitudes as much as physical attacks. We will celebrate our child dedication ritual, and explore how good boundaries that centre those who have been harmed can lead to restorative justice and healing for all, of any age, including those of us who have done harm.

Service Coordinators: Marian Siemens & Pamela Hardman

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Snitches & Stitches

April 11, 2021

“Accountability is a radical form of love, y’all, it ain’t punishment.” — Desiree Lynn Adaway

Centering Music

Caught In The Crowd, Kate Miller-Heidke


Gathering Hymn

404 What Gift Can We Bring

Chalice Lighting

“The First Principle,” The Reverend Florence Caplow

Opening Words

by The Reverend Meghann Robern

We gather this morning in worship, one congregation made from many lives, holding each other in joys and in sorrows.

We gather to celebrate our differences, to learn from each other, to live into the promise that we are better together.

We gather to create community that sustains itself by using the power of love and understanding, both in times of conflict and in times of peace.

We gather this morning, so that we may always remember — even when we hide ourselves away behind a door, there will always be someone who loves us knocking on the other side, calling us back to our best selves.

Welcome to this sacred time in this gathered community.


Love is the Spirit

Child Dedication

We have received you into this community once before, and we reaffirm our welcome and embrace today. We rededicate ourselves to you, to nourish your growth in body and spirit, to provide examples of faithful living for you, and to support your spiritual development in the principles of our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Candles of Caring

Unison Words

We set aside this space to honour the human journey with all its peaks and valleys, and the paths in between. Let us fill this room, this time, with warmth and love as we listen to the heart-felt sharing of fellow travellers in our caring community.


1029 Love Knocks and Waits for Us to Hear

Share the Plate Testimonial

Trees Winnipeg



I Saw It, Barenaked Ladies


excerpt from Conflict Is Not Abuse, Sarah Schulman


159 This Is My Song


“Love,” enfleshed


The Reverend Meghann Robern


118 This Little Light of Mine



“Be About the Work,” Andrea Hawkins-Kamper

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Talk Me Down, Alyssa Reid

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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Andrea James
  • Coordinators: Marian Siemens and Pam Hardman, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Hosts: Marjorie Doyle, Ashlyn Noble, & Lauren Bailey, Tech Team
  • Chat Moderators: Odell Havsdotter, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor

To contact the Sunday Services Team please email