The Prophetic Imperative

We are a socially engaged community that works collaboratively, compassionately, and urgently for a just society, and for our life-sustaining planet.

How are we doing on this? In response to this question, the speakers will draw on the words of UU minister Rev. Richard S. Gilbert in his book The Prophetic Imperative.

Service coordinators: Steve Lennon and Kelvin Seifert

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The Prophetic Imperative

June 12, 2022

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Centering Thought

If you were arrested for being a Unitarian Universalist, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

~ Reverend Henry Meserve

Centering Music

Sing and Rejoice sung by Winnipeg UU Church Choir


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

 298 Wake, Now, My Senses

Chalice Lighting

Steve Lennon, words by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum

Opening Words

Lara Hunter, words by Rev. Robert Fulghum


Love Is the Spirit

Sharing and Caring

Colleen Millikin

Unison Words

Spirit of life, be present with us as we listen to one another. May all who come here today see a welcome face, hear a kind word, and find comfort and compassion in this community. So may it be.


124 Be That Guide


Steve Lennon

Our Share the Plate partner for June is Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


In The River: A Protest Song by Raye Zaragoza


May Your Life Be as a Song sung by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir

Homily 1

Deborah Lake


Steve Lennon, words from The Prophetic Imperative

Homily 2

Lynn Clark

Homily 3

Adina Lyon

Closing Hymn

1008 When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place


Steve Lennon

Closing Words

Carolyn Garlich, words from Reverse Prayer of St. Francis

Chalice Extinguishing

Steve Lennon, Carry the Flame


Steve Lennon, Ode to Joy by Pete Seeger


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: The Social Justice/Green Action Team of the Winnipeg UU Church—Adina Lyon, Lynn Clark, Deborah Lake, Brent Kroeker, Lara Hunter, Carolyn Garlich, Paula Keirstead
  • Coordinators: Steve Lennon, Kelvin Seifert
  • Tech Team: Colleen Millikin, Marjorie Doyle, Lorie Battershill, Janet Toews, Arthur Burstow
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Colleen Millikin
  • Songleading Videos: P.J. Buchan, Music Director, Paul Rodermond, Accompanist, and the Winnipeg UU Church Choir
  • Sanctuary chalice sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • Tech Script Editor: Kelvin Seifert

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