The Courage to Change Our Mind

They used to say (maybe still do) that it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, but really, it’s everyone’s. Let’s explore the many ways and means, pros and even some cons, of changing our minds.

Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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The Courage to Change Our Mind

May 29, 2022

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Centering Thought

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Centering Music

 Your Life is Now, John Mellancamp


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

1010 We Give Thanks

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Exploring Who We Are by Melanie Davis, read by Charlene Zelanko


Love Is the Spirit, music by P.J. Buchan

Sharing and Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

In this gathering of friends, may we each be ready to extend ourselves to those in need, and with trust, to receive the hand that is offered to us. May our hearts be receptive to love as we give thanks for this time that we share. So may it be.


6 Just as Long as I Have Breath


Marian Siemens

Our share-the-plate partner for May is Safe Housing and Directed Empowerment, Inc.


What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong


A Universe of Possibilities by Jill Tarter, read by Charlene Zelanko


1017 Building a New Way


Holding Reality and Possibility Together, by Samuel Trumbore, read by Marian Siemens


The Courage to Change Our Mind, Charlene Zelanko

Closing Hymn

108 My Life Flows on in Endless Song (How Can I Keep from Singing)


Marian Siemens

Closing Words

Go Boldly, read by Charlene Zelanko

Chalice Extinguishing

Charlene Zelanko


Marian Siemens, Courage to Change – Sia


Gratitude to all who made this service happen!

  • Leader: Charlene Zelanko
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Dole, Christina Swidells-Nader
  • Sanctuary Tech Team: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner. Norm Cobb
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Cheryl Simmonds
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director

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