Weaving Our Voices Together

For many years, our church has had a choir where everyone is welcome. We have also run a Covenant Group program as a way for participants to meet monthly to listen deeply, to share ideas and learn from each other, and to make stronger and deeper connections with other members and friends of the congregation. Everyone is welcome in Covenant Groups, too!

Janet Toews, Christina Swindells-Nader, and Paula Keirstead will share the way Covenant Group and Choir have influenced their spiritual life, and talk about honouring both our common connections and our uniqueness.

At this service, Brian Klowak will introduce our new Music Director, Joseph Nguyen.

Service Coordinator: Norm Cobb

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something..” 

― attributed to Sandra Day O’Connor

Centering Music

Invention #1 in C major by J. S. Bach, performed by Daniel Clark


Norm Cobb

Gathering Hymn

#346 Come Sing a Song With Me

Chalice Lighting

Honouring Our Common Connection and Our Uniqueness by Adam Slate, read by Norm Cobb

Opening Words

Weavers of One Story by Leah Ongiri, read by Norm Cobb


Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Introduction of Music Director

Brian Klowak will introduce Joseph Nguyen

Story Wisdom

The Water Carrier, by Robert Malo

Sing and Rejoice

Singing the children to RE

Pastoral Reflection and Practice

Norm Cobb

Pastoral Hymn

#1031 May I Be Filled With Loving Kindness


A Fallen Friend by Rev. Toni Vincent, read by Norm Cobb


From the Mother, with the Choir and Joseph Nguyen


Our Share the Plate Partner for September is Opikihiwawin.

Opikihiwawin responds to the needs of Indigenous adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives by providing cultural education, supports and advocacy. They believe that it is every Indigenous adoptee and foster person’s inherent right to know and experience their culture. Opikihiwawin’s cultural programs create a positive sense of identity and belonging and help adoptees and foster people build relationships in the Indigenous community.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To donate via e-transfer/Interac use office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; in the note, you MUST include your name and whether your donation is for the Sunday offering or your pledge. You can also send a cheque by mail to the church at First UU Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cr. Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7

To see these options later, click here: https://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/stewardship/give/ 

Offertory Music

October – Autumn Song from The Seasons Op. 37a – P. Tschaikowsky, performed by Daniel Clark


Weaving Our Voices Together, reflections on Covenant Group experiences by Janet Toews, Christina Swindells-Nader and Paula Keirstead

Closing Hymn

#1059 May Your Life Be As a Song


Norm Cobb

Closing Words

Adapted from The Winds of Summer by Patricia Suttee, read by Norm Cobb

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition for Breakout Rooms

Arthur Burstow


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Rev Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon, Octavia MacIsaac
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Education (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others.
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner, Norm Cobb, others
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, John Burstow, Marian Siemens, others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Website Support: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershilll

To contact SunServ (Sunday Services Team), please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.

We ask that you refrain from taking photos and making recordings during and after the service unless you have received express permission from all people involved. Please turn off all electronic devices during the service.