Vision, Justice, Mercy

two street signs at the corner of justice and mercyBuilding a community based on shared values that celebrate diversity of beliefs is one of the hardest things to do. It requires hard work on all our parts about emotional intelligence, healthy boundaries, and learning each other’s philosophical and spiritual languages so we can communicate and share in each other’s lives. Come explore how we might forge a path of justice and mercy in our collaborative vision.

Service Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

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Vision, Justice, Mercy

February 28, 2021

“To think that we must dispense with all traditional language and symbols is to assume that no human beings were ever before so clever or so profound, or so committed, as we are. […] Our wonder is not our own, but echoes down the history of the whole human race […] Genuine human language is a collective human enterprise.”

— The Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, UU minister and lifelong Humanist

Centering Music

I Don’t Dance from High School Musical


Dylan Fijal

Gathering Hymn

207 Earth Was Given as a Garden

Chalice Lighting

“As the Wild Wind Bites” by Ben Soule

Opening Words

“Love Is Our Greatest Purpose,” The Reverend Jay E. Abernathy, Jr.


Love is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

Martin Finds a Way, written by T.H. Marshall and Illustrated by Katarzyna Bukiert

Candles of Caring

Esmat Elhami

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 caring community. May it be so.


1031 Filled With Loving Kindness


Dylan Fijal


You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen


excerpt from “Belonging: The Meaning of Membership,” UUA Commission on Appraisal Report 2001


194 Faith is a Forest


excerpt from “Beyond the Old Paradigm,” The Rev. Amanda Poppei, in Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism



The Reverend Meghann Robern


1017 Building a New Way


Dylan Fijal


“Teachers Everywhere,” The Reverend Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Cover Me in Sunshine, P!nk & Willow Sage Hart

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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Andrea James, Nicole McKay
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Hosts: Marjorie Doyle and Ashlyn Noble, Tech Team
  • Chat Moderator: Odell Havsdotter, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor

To contact the SunServe Team please email