What's Happening This Month



Parts in Peace
Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Join this loving and supportive mini-community which participates once a month in Sunday morning services and rehearses every Thursday at 7 pm. The first fall rehearsal is September 7. Contact Maider Martineau.



Creative Play Group
Monday mornings, 10 am-12 pm

Get creative with art materials and a simple weekly art project to take home! The nursery will be open for youngsters to play when they are finished with their art. Suggested donation: $2 per child. Coffee and tea available for accompanying adults; light snack available for children. Bring indoor shoes or slippers, as well as clothes that can get messy. For more information, contact Yvette.

MONTHLY EVENTS - November, 2017

The Caring Network coordinator for November is Mary Louise Engels, mlengels@sympatico.ca, 514- 487-2665.

Thursday, November 2
Caring Network, 
 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Thomas Room

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Sunday, November 5
Worship Service, 10:30 am
The Sacred Teaching of Humility: All Souls Sunday

Rev. Diane Rollert with Elders Jean Stevenson and Delbert Sampson
Music by Sandra Hunt
On this Sunday, we’ll share in our traditional All Souls bread communion, as well as light candles for all the souls we have lost in our lives. We will be joined by spiritual teachers Elder Jean Stevenson of the Muskego Cree Nation and Elder Delbert Sampson, who is Shuswap from the Adams Lake Band in British Columbia.

Sunday, November 5 - Deadline to submit your pledge
Thanks to everyone that submits their pledge by this date.


Tuesday, November 7
Seeking the Sacred in Stories, facilitated by Rev. Diane Rollert, 
12-1:15 pm, Thomas Room
Bring your own brown-bag lunch and join this ongoing group as we deepen in community and search for meaning in the stories we read. Copies of stories will be available from the UCM office.

Wednesday, November 8
Wardens’ Meeting, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Wednesday, November 8,
Council Meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Every active UCM group, committee, and task force has a seat on our Council, which decides many matters of church policy and helps us cooperate, coordinate our activities, and build on one another's energy. All interested members of the community are welcome to attend as well. For more information, contact Shoshanna Green.


Sunday, November 12
Worship Service, 10:30 am
The Humble Leader: Remembrance Day Service

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Maider Martineau and Louise Halperin
Lao-Tzu once said that if you avoid putting yourself before others you can become a great leader among the people. What does it mean to lead humbly rather than with hubris and pride? On this Remembrance Day Sunday, we take time to remember those who have served in wartime and those whose lives have been impacted by war, as we consider the power of humble leadership to lead us to a place of peace.

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Wednesday, November 15
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group: Letter Writing, 

10:30 am
November's topic for the Issues Action Letter Writing Group is "Why Canada should sign the treaty banning nuclear arms." Contact Carol Greene, 514-933-4532.

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Wednesday, November 15
Midday Meal with Music, 
12:30 pm
All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a tasty meal followed by a piano concert by advanced students. Enjoy a mid-week interlude with friends. Plan to attend each month and enjoy meals produced by different members of our community. Contact Elizabeth Anglin, 514-937-4095.

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Wednesday, November 15
Music in the Afternoon, 1:45 pm

For November, I've managed to lasso three advanced music students who will play a varied program, probably including the Haydn C major cello concerto, Five Pieces in a Folk-Style bySchumann also for cello, and some violin treats.  The performers will be:
Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud (violin) from Quebec
Erin Patterson (cello) from Alabama
Fiona Robson (cello) from London, Ontario


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Sunday, November 19
Worship Service, 10:30 am
The Humble Act of Co-Creation

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt, Maider Martineau with the Parts in Peace choir, and special guests, Evie Mark and Paujungie Nutaraaluk, Inuit throat singers
It takes both humility and courage to collaborate and co-create with others. Join us for a Sunday of humbly attempting to create something new together through word, silence and song. 


November 19
November RE Lunch, 12:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Our November RE community lunch will follow the service. The lunch is offered as a gift to the
community, for which there is no cost. Your additions of nut-free desserts are always appreciated, and we will be collecting contributions to support youth and young adults traveling for spiritual and professional development.

Sunday, November 19
Congregational Pre-budget Meeting, 12 – 1 pm
A meeting to preview the UCM budget for 2018. The meeting to approve the 2018 UCM budget will be on November 26.


Sunday, November 19
Collage Afternoon, 
1:30 - 4:30 pm, Garden Room
Join us for an afternoon of creative play and self-exploration using collage! We work quietly at our own pace (without instruction). Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No experience necessary. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com. Childcare is available upon request.


Monday, November 20
An Evening with Robyn Maynard, 7 - 9 pm
The Unitarian Church of Montreal is pleased to announce that Robyn Maynard will present a talk on her recently released book, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, on Monday, November 20, 7:00-9:00 pm. An engaging speaker, Robyn Maynard is a Black feminist who has spent years documenting racist and gender-based state violence. She has spent the better part of the decade doing frontline harm-reduction outreach work in Montreal.


Saturday, November 25, 7:30 pm -$20 at the door  
Lynn Harrison and Noah Zacharin In Concert
Two outstanding songwriters on stage in Montreal for one night only, in a rare fundraising concert for UCM! Noah Zacharin has been called “a stunning guitarist” (Holger Petersen, CBC), “a wonderful songwriter and performer”
(Paul Mills, Borealis Records) and “a poet, a songwriter, a singer we have been waiting for” (Penny Lang). Lynn Harrison is a beloved and sought-after voice in the Toronto acoustic scene, as well as ordained UU minister (First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto) with award-winning songs that "reach into the depths of the heart for buried treasure" (Toronto Star). Noah is now producing Lynn's 6th CD for an anticipated release in Summer, 2018. Together their songwriting, musicianship and on-stage presence is inspirational and not-to-be-missed.


Sunday, November 26
Worship Service, 10:30 am
Our Most Humble Moments

Rev. Diane Rollert with special guests Rev. Lynn Harrison and Noah Zacharin with Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
No matter how far we’ve come, we’re always reminded of how far we have yet to go, as individuals and as a religious movement. Join Rev. Diane Rollert and Rev. Lynn Harrison as they explore mentorship and humility in ministry and social justice work. In addition to being the Minister of Community Engagement at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Rev. Lynn Harrison is a sought-after voice in the Toronto acoustic scene. Joining her in song this Sunday is singer, songwriter and guitarist, Noah Zacharin.


Sunday, November 26
Ruth di Giovanni Documentary Film Series,
 12:00 pm, Thomas Room:
The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee will be showing 'Where to Invade Next', in which Michael Moore travels the world to unearth innovative and refreshing solutions to many of the social justice problems of our times. This is a U.S. documentary but Canadians can learn much while enjoying Moore's inimicable presentation of serious topics through a playful lens.