There Is a Place for Us

Many know the name P.T. Barnum, but few are also aware that he was a lifelong dedicated Universalist. On July 5th, his birthday, we will explore his nuanced and complicated life. What lessons we can learn about ourselves and the difference between our best intentions and our actual impact?

Service Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter

There Is a Place For Us

July 5, 2020

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou

Centering

Who I’m Meant to Be by Anthem Lights

Welcome

Odell Havsdottir

Hymn of the Month

66 When the Summer Sun is Shining

Chalice Lighting

“Drawn Together” by the Reverend Jennifer Gracen

Opening Words

“The Longing for Something More” by the Reverend Gretchen Haley

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by P.J. Buchan

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

Spirit of Life, help us to sense that beneath us is the strength we need to keep us grounded. Help us to feel that behind us is the protection we need to feel safe facing our fears. Help us to know that before us lies the beauty we seek to feel astounded. Help us become aware of the vastness of our sky and of our spirit, and help us to know that within our hearts lies the love we need to complete the circle of connection in our lives. May we use all of our gifts to bring Love into this hurting world; this world which we so value, which we cherish.

Pastoral Hymn

112 Do You Hear?

Share the Plate Testimonial

Villa Rosa

Offering

Our online-only format is a morally sound response by our community to the current pandemic on our planet. This also means that we are emphasizing remote giving during our offering this morning:

  • Donations can now be sent via e-transfer/Interac to office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; in the note, you MUST include your name and if your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations. Go to their website to donate in this way.

Our Share the Plate Partner for July and August, receiving half of the collection taken each Sunday, is Villa Rosa.

Offertory

Someone Who Loves Me performed Sara Bareilles & The Milk Carton Kids

Reading

“A Covenant Invites Relationship” by the Reverend Lisa Ward

Meditation

“Meditation on Hope and Love in a Time of Struggle” by the Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

Story In Song

This Is Me (Workshop Edition) performed by Keala Settle

Sermon

the Reverend Meghann Robern

Hymn

95 There is More Love Somewhere

Announcements

Odell Havsdottir

Benediction

“On The Brink” by the Reverend Leslie Takahashi

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Now We Are Free from Gladiator performed by 2CELLOS with the London Symphony Orchestra

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

  • Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern, Minister
  • Coordinator: Odell Havsdottir, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Ashlyn Noble
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Lauren Bailey
  • Candles of Caring Host: Sarah Cummings, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor