Working Toward Truth and Reconciliation

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg is a signatory to the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord, but that is but one step toward truth and reconciliation. Please join members of the UU Church Covenant Group as they relate what truth and reconciliation means to them.

Coordinators: Steve Lennon, Marian Siemens

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Working Toward Truth and Reconciliation

April 10, 2022

A Covenant Group of the First UU Church of Winnipeg

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Centering Thought

“It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.”

– May Sarton

Centering Music

Nibi Song from Mother Earth Water Walk


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn  

292 If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

Chalice Lighting

Connected through the Web of Life, by Jennifer Gracen, read by Janet Toews

Opening Words

Words by Anne Peart, read by Pat Lane


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


#446 from the Hymnal, To the Four Directions

  • East: Cheryl Simmonds
  • South: Shar Lynn
  • West: Janet Toews
  • North: Colleen Millikin

Sharing and Caring

Colleen Millikin

Unison Words

We are, each of us, grateful for the celebrations and concerns to be shared with us today. May the strength we gain through this sharing help us create a feeling of hope and courage in the lives of those around us, and in our own lives. So may it be.


1069 Ancient Mother


Adapted from Learning the Grammar of Animacy, from Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, read by Shar Lynn


Steve Lennon

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


Now That the Buffalo’s Gone, by Buffy Sainte-Marie


Maxine Hébert


Cheryl Simmonds


Patricia Lane


134 Our World Is One World


from Life Meditations by Edward J. Lavin, read by Jill Moats 


Charlene Zelanko


Deborah Lake

Closing Hymn

121 We’ll Build a Land


Steve Lennon

Closing Words

Words by Jean M. Rickard, read by Debby Lake 

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, Janet  


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


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Members of a Covenant Group of First UU Church of Winnipeg:
    • Janet Toews
    • Patricia Lane
    • Cheryl Simmonds
    • Shar Lynn
    • Colleen Millikin
    • Maxine Hébert
    • Jill Moats
    • Charlene Zelanko
    • Deborah Lake
    • Steve Lennon
    • and others.
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Tech Team: Melanie Leslie, Marjorie Doyle, Barbara Fuller, Colleen Millikin,
    Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Colleen Millikin
  • 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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