Theme for the Coming Year

We have often made resolutions for a new year. Why not develop a new theme instead? A personal theme that encompasses your hopes, dreams and desires for 2022.

Join us as we reflect on the past 20 months, and look to the year 2022 through readings, music, times of silence, and short homilies. What might your personal theme be for the coming year?

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Theme for the Coming Year

December 26, 2021

Centering Thought   

“Packaged inside every mistake there lays a great lesson. And while I don’t want to take the mistake into the New Year, I most certainly want to take the lesson that’s packaged inside of it.”     

~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

Centering Music

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam (That is the whole, this is the whole.)


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

9 No Longer Forward nor Behind

Chalice Lighting

As We Travel in Unknown Lands by Barnaby Feder  

Janet Toews 

Opening Words

Each New Day by Peter Friedrichs  

Marian Siemens


Love Is the Spirit

Candles of Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

To troubled hearts, to spirits over-brimming, we offer our ministry of listening. For stories that need to be told, we open our hearts and offer the care of our attention, and the support of this, our faith community.


38  Morning Has Broken 


Marian Siemens

Our Share the Plate partner for December is Sunshine House.


Circle Round for Freedom performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir


words by Neil Gaiman  

Janet Toews


1000 Morning Has Come 


Hope by Jennifer Pratt-Walter  

Janet Toews

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


Theme for the Coming Year   

Janet Toews

Closing Hymn

1057 Go Lifted Up 


Marian Siemens

Closing Words  

The Perfect Time by Qigong Master, Vicki Dello Joio  

Marian Siemens

Chalice Extinguishing  

Carry the Flame  

Janet Toews


Life’s Too Short To Be Silent performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

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

  • Leader: Janet Toews
  • Coordinators: Marian Siemens, Steve Lennon 
  • Tech Team:
  • Candles of Caring Host: Cheryl Simmonds
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director/Accompanist; 
  • P.J. Buchan, past Music Director; First UU Winnipeg Choir; Josh Robern, Editor
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