What I’ve Learned During a Pandemic

After a year and a half of a global pandemic, we’ve all experienced our lives changing, shifting, even upending. We’ve also learned how the people in our communities have reacted. Steve and Rev. Meghann will share some of their own experiences and what they’ve learned, and invite you all to share your own learnings in our breakout rooms after the service. 

Coordinator: Steve Lennon

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What I’ve Learned During A Pandemic

August 8, 2021

Centering Thought

“This virus is creating new ways for everyone to think of how to keep your family and friends safe. We are in uncharted territory and we will all learn together.”

~ Christin Gigstad

Centering Music

“Art Thou Troubled?” (Music by G.F. Handel; words by W.G. Rothery) Brandon Hornsby-Selvin, tenor; Adam Podd, piano


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

Hymn 1031 Filled with Loving Kindness

Chalice Lighting

“Grounding in our Faith,” Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

Opening Words

by Anne Peart


Love Is The Spirit

Candles of Caring

Marlene Schellenberg

Unison Words

Let us find within ourselves that quiet place as we turn our hearts and minds to caring for each other. May we be responsive and supportive, and may we honour that which is entrusted to us with love and compassion. This is our ministry of listening.


Hymn 1029 Love Knocks and Waits for Us to Hear


Steve Lennon


Steve Lennon

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“The Evening Star” by Felix Medelssohn. Performed by Ruben Piirainen, Music Director Unitarian Universalist Church West (Brookfield, WI)


“The Second Marathon,” Rev. Jenny Smith


Hymn 1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place


Rev. Meghann Robern


“Beannacht/Blessing,” John O’Donohue

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.


Hymn 1014 Answering the Call of Love


Steve Lennon


Our task this week as Unitarian Universalists:

To keep well – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually;

To remain connected – with family, with friends and community;

To affirm our faith in the small but essential actions

Which make our world a better one;

To be true to love,

Till we meet again.

~ by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

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

  • Speakers: Rev. Meghann Robern, Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Tech Hosts: Marjorie Doyle, Janet Toews
  • Chat Moderator: Janet Toews
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the First UU Winnipeg Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca