Societal Bereavement: Becoming CEO of Your Own Personal Renewal Corporation

We are bombarded with messages to “move forward” and that we need to “pivot” in these challenging pandemic times. Do we need closure in order to do that? Let’s explore physical and spiritual renewal.

Service coordinators: Dylan Fijal, Odell Havsdotter

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Societal Bereavement:
Becoming CEO of Your Own Personal Renewal Corporation

January 30, 2022

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Centering Thought

Here is the only place and now is the only moment in which to look for how to live who and what you are.   Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Centering Music 

Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds

Welcome

Dylan Fijal

Gathering Hymn

55 Dark of Winter

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words

Journey   by Steve Lennon

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit

Candles of Caring

Colleen Milikin

Unison Words

Let us be grateful for this time together as we listen to the heart-felt messages shared with us today. May the strength we gain through this sharing help us create hope and courage in the lives of those around us and in our own lives. May it be so.

Story Wisdom

Michael Thiessen

Hymn

391 Voice Still and Small

Offering

This is the 5th Sunday of the month of January, so our share the plate offering will go to support the minister’s discretionary fund. 

To donate via e-transfer/Interac use office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca. In the note, you MUST include your name and whether your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.

Click to donate through Canada Helps.

Send a cheque by mail to the church at First UU Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cr. Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7

To see these options later, click here: https://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/stewardship/donate/ 

Offertory

You’ll Never Walk Alone performed by Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Reading

Reading from The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Hymn

291 Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Meditation

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

Sermon

Heather Emberley: Societal Bereavement: Becoming CEO of Your Own Personal Renewal Corporation

Hymn

298 Wake Now My Senses

Announcements

Odell Havsdotter

Closing Words

Words by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

Bridge Over Troubled Water performed by Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Gratitude

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

  • Leaders: Heather Emberley, Michael Thiessen (Story time)
  • Coordinators: Odell Havsdotter and Dylan Fijal
  • Tech Team: Colleen Milikin, Barbara Fuller, and Lorie Battershill
  • Candles of Caring Host: Colleen Milikin
  • 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