Witnesses Call for Peace in Ukraine

Not fully over the COVID crisis, the world is now plunged into worry about the war in Ukraine. Come join Unitarian Universalists as they reflect their concerns about the safety of people in Ukraine, talk about their connections there, and hope and pray for peace. 

Coordinators: Steve Lennon, Dylan Fijal

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Witnesses Call for Peace in Ukraine

April 17, 2022

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Centering Thought

As we are preoccupied with thoughts of war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 epidemic, and seemingly unending snow, it is easy to forget about Easter.  I did that when I chose this Sunday for a service about Ukraine.  But nature does not forget.  We say in Winnipeg that the first sign of spring is a puddle. By that measure spring has already come.

– Carolyn Garlich

Centering Music

I Wish I Knew How performed by the First Unitarian Universalist Church Choir


Dylan Fijal

Gathering Hymn  

159 This Is My Song

Chalice Lighting

Words from the UUA’s 2010 Creating Peace, Statement of Conscience, read by Cate Ziegler

Opening Words

Teach your children read by Adina Lyon


Love is the Spirit, arranged by P. J. Buchan


Michael Thiessen


Margaret Friesen


155 Circle ‘Round for Freedom

Sharing and Caring

Paula Wachs

Unison Words

The journeys of our lives have brought us this morning to this place, to be here together. May we listen to one another with open hearts and reach out to one another with caring, and with love. So may it be.


1054 Let This Be a House of Peace


Steve Lennon

Our Share-the-Plate partner for April is West Broadway Youth Outreach, Inc.


The Gift of Love performed by the First Unitarian Universalist Church Choir


Joe Matula


Cate Ziegler reads words from Buddhist Metta Bhavana’s Lovingkindness Prayer


Rev. Claire Nimmagadda

Closing Hymn

1057 Go Lifted Up


Dylan Fijal

Closing Words

Words by Mark L. Belletini, from 686 in our Hymnal, read by Carolyn Garlich

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, Cate Ziegler  


Steve Lennon, Return Again, performed by UU Church of Winnipeg Choir


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Michael Thiessen, Margaret Friesen, Joe Matula, Rev. Claire Nimmagadda, Cate Ziegler, Adina Lyon, Carolyn Garlich, and the Social Justice/Green Action Team
  • Coordinators: Dylan Fijal, Steve Lennon
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Paula Wachs 
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Melanie Leslie, Janet Toews, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Editor: Josh Robern

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