The debut of our annual Music Sunday will not be stopped due to physical distancing! We will share the power of music in our lives, and feature recordings of our own congregational choir during this time when they cannot gather to be with us in person.
We All Have Music
May 3, 2020
[A]ll art constantly aspires to the condition of music; so too, at its best, does theology. — Karen Armstrong
Hymn of the Month
344 A Promise Through the Ages Rings
Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by P.J. Buchan
Candles of Caring
Each of us enters this place with different needs. Some hearts are full of gratitude and joy. May we rejoice with them. Some hearts ache with sorrow. May our presence and compassion bring them comfort. Some hearts are searching. May the knowledge that we too are searching restore their hope and give them courage. May we, in our common need, give strength to each other as we share our joys, lighten each others’ burdens, and support our caring community.
289 Creative Love, Our Thanks We Give
Rev. Meghann Robern
Help Me See, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 May, receiving half of the collection for the first four Sundays of the month, is the Autism Society of Manitoba.
Peace Like a River/Kum Ba Yah, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir
clip: The Shawshank Redemption; music: Canzonetta Sull’aria from Le Nozze di Figaro
excerpt from The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
Gaia, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir
P.J. Buchan, Music Director
309 Earth Is Our Homeland
Amari Poponne playing Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
Carry the Flame, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir
Transition to All-Congregation Town Hall
Gratitude for staff and lay leaders who made this service happen:
- Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Minister; P.J. Buchan, Music Director; the First UU Winnipeg Choir both past and present
- Coordinator: M.C. Ziegler
- Zoom Tech Host and Story Wisdom: Andrea James, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
- Candles of Caring Host: Kitana Degen
- Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
- Zoom Chat Moderator: Carol Lindsey, Lifespan Faith Development Assistant