In the Interstellar Alliance Declaration of Principles in Babylon 5, the Narn diplomat and religious leader G’kar writes “we are one.” Join us for a look at the science fiction show Babylon 5 and what it can teach us about the interdependent web, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter
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We Are One
July 25, 2021
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
~ Carl Sagan, excerpt from ‘The Pale Blue Dot’
Let it Shine!, sung by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir
Hymn 1031 Filled with Loving Kindness
Rev. Margaret A. Keip
Love Is The Spirit
Candles of Caring
We set aside this time to quiet our minds – to listen to the spirits of others and to create a space for them within our own hearts. May those who have lit candles feel the power of our attention and the strength of our love. Such is our ministry of listening. Such is the gift of our hearts.
Hymn 391, Voice Still and Small
We Are Star Stuff, from Babylon 5 (Season 2 Episode 4, A Distant Star), written by J. Michael Straczynski and D.C. Fontana
Hymn 1001, Breaths
We Are One, from Babylon 5 (Season 5 Episode 3, The Paragon of Animals), written by J. Michael Straczynski
The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.
Sleeping in Light, composed by Christopher Franke
Sermon: We Are One
Hymn 318, We Would Be One
Rev. Dawn Skjei Cooley
Carry the Flame
Where Do We Come From? sung by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir
Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:
- Leader: Dylan Fijal
- Coordinators: Odell Havsdotter
- Tech Host: Lauren Bailey
- Chat Moderator: Ashlyn Noble
- Candles of Caring Hosts: Esmat Elhami
- Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the First UU Winnipeg Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
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