Engaging the Work that White People Need to Do

Affirming the 8th Principle was a milestone in Canadian Unitarian history, but it is not the end of the work we need to engage in as members of a faith that advocates full inclusion, active participation, unbridled love, and deep respect. Historically and currently, UU is a pretty white denomination. That means we have some work to do to create and live our commitment.  As individuals, congregations, and as a denomination, we need to take a deep dive into how we understand and interact with the systems of oppression in and around us.

Rev. Victoria Ingram, a white cisgender woman, shares her perspectives on how to get started and stay engaged in this work.

Coordinators: Marian Siemens, Sarah Cummings


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Engaging the Work that White People Need to Do

July 3, 2022

Centering Thought

Diversity is a fact. Equity is an opinion. Inclusion is an action. Belonging is an outcome.

~ Inclusion Winnipeg

Centering Music

Heal Us Now, Hazamir Hasharon

Welcome

Sarah Cummings 

Gathering Hymn   

1017  Building a New Way

Chalice Lighting

Bringing Us Home to Love, by Frances Koziar

Opening Words  

We Have Come Into this of Hope, by Libbie D. Stoddard

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit

Candles of Caring

Paula Wachs

Unison Words 

We set aside this time of quiet to listen to the spirits of others, to create a space for them within our own hearts, that they might feel the power of our attention and the strength of our love. Such is the gift of our hearts. So may it be.

Hymn

1020 Woyaya

Offering

Our Share the Plate partner for July is Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Offertory

Let it Shine, UU Winnipeg Choir

Reading

We are all More Human than Otherwise

Anthem

123 Spirit of Life

Meditation

A Prayer for White People  

Sermon: Engaging the Work that White People Need to Do

Closing Hymn

1074  Turn the World Around

Announcements

Marian Siemens

Closing Words

We have a Calling in this World, by Jean M. Rickard

Chalice Extinguishing

Marian Siemens

Carry the Flame

Transition

Who We Are Music Video, The Diversity Movement

Thanks

Many thanks to:

  • Leaders:  Rev. Victoria Imgram
  • Coordinators: Sarah Cummings, Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team:  Ashlyn Noble, Marjorie Doyle,  Arthur Burstow, Norm Cobb, Micheal Thiessen
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Paula Wachs 
  • Songleading Videos: P.J. Buchan, Music Director, Paul Rodermond, Accompanist, and the Winnipeg UU Church Choir

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