What's Happening This Month

WEEKLY EVENTS

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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.

 

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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 - September, 2017

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Sunday, September 3, 10:30 am
Worship Service

Rejoice and Refuel.
During her stay at the Banff Centre, Chloe Hart participated in an artistic process with the goal of authentically reproducing and sharing joy and fascination with a group of performers. This inspired her to reflect on the effortful nature of allowing joy and awe into our lives, and on the rejuvenating quality of both of these emotions. So many of are depleted by anger in the face of the social injustices we witness today. Can joy, wonder and fascination be used as fuel in our quest for peace and equality? The music will be Performed by Louise Halperin.

Monday, September 4
The UCM church office will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.

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Sunday, September 10, 10:30 am
Worship Service
As the Water Flows: Homecoming Sunday and Water Communion

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and Maider MartineauWe invite you to bring water from a summer experience (as exotic as your kitchen sink or beyond) to share in our annual water communion. (No worries if you can’t bring water. There’s always plenty on hand to share.) Through the communal pouring of water, we’ll mark the joys, sorrows, transitions, and renewal experienced over the summer, and consider what we need to let go of to begin anew for the fall.

 

Sunday, September 10, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Thomas Room
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee

Contact Christina Duvander, 514-630-7523.

 

 

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Sunday, September 17, 10:30 am
Worship Service
The Reed that Bends, the Tree that Breaks

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
In times of trouble, what’s the best way forward? When do you need to bend, and when do you need to stand firm? We’ll take this Sunday to draw inspiration from the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days as we consider the relationship between forgiveness and letting go.

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Sunday, September 17, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Garden Room
Collage Afternoon

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.


Sunday, September 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Thomas Room
Canadians Unitarians for Social Justice

The Québec Chapter of Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice will be meeting on
September 17, 2017 at 2 pm, by video conference and in person. CUSJ members and social-justice minded UUs are invited to join the Québec Chapter members at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, in the Thomas room, at 2 pm on that day. We will be welcoming two new members! For more info, or to obtain a copy of the agenda, please contact Cym Gomery: jeanromberry@gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 20, 10:30 am
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group: Letter Writing

Join us for a friendly discussion of a current issue, and, if so moved, write letters to your MP or the appropriate government official. Our group began as an initiative of the Montreal branch of the World Federalist Movement-Canada. Contact Carol Greene, 514-933-4532.

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Wednesday, September 20, 12:30 pm
Midday Meal with Music

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, September 20, 1:45 pm
Music at Midday
 
The musician will be pianist Jesse Plessis, who thrilled us last
spring with late Beethoven sonatas.

 

Friday September 22, 6 -9 pm,and Saturday, September 23, 8:30 - 4 pm
Board and Council Retreat

The retreat this year will beheld in Phoenix Hall. Friday's session  will include a potluck dinner. Please consider bringing a dish to pass. We will have the pleasure of having our retreat facilitated by Rev. Nicoline Guerrier. 

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Sunday, September 24, 10:30 am
Worship Service
I’m Never, Ever Giving You Up

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt, Maider Martineau, Margo Ellis and Jane Critchlow
When it is medically or morally appropriate to extend or end life? As medical technology is rapidly advancing, our relationship with life and death is changing. When do we let go and when do we hold on? This is may be the greatest spiritual challenge each one of us will ever face.

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Sunday, Sept 24, 12:15 pm, Thomas Room
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee. Patricia Philip and Christina Duvander will retire from the leadership of SECC and at this first fall meeting, our members will elect a new executive for the Committee.
The next film in the Ruth di Giovanni Documentary Film Series will be shown on Sunday, October 22 at 12:00 pm. Contact Christina Duvander, 514-630-7523.