SECC’s Collective Kitchen Cooks Veggie Burgers
Aug
1
10:30 AM10:30

SECC’s Collective Kitchen Cooks Veggie Burgers

Join us for this congenial collective kitchen experience as we prepare together (in a small group) two yummy yet different kinds of veggie burgers, right here in our own UCM kitchen. The quantity will be enough for each participant to take home four burgers, or stay a bit longer and eat some for lunch together in Phoenix Hall following the food preparation portion of the event.

All ingredients are provided and there will be a charge of $6.00 per person to cover the cost of ingredients. This event is part of SECC’s Great Big World Wide Veggie Burger Challenge, our quest to find the best veggie burger on the planet.

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Choosing UUism - Sunday Service
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Choosing UUism - Sunday Service

Speakers: Mariel Edwards-Carreau and Ellen E Goodman
Musicians: Lisa Bunker

This Sunday come hear our new youth advisor, Mariel Edwards-Carreau talk about finding UUism as a youth and what it has meant to her. She will be accompanied by one of UCM’s recent friends, Ellen Goodman, who will speak about choosing to raise her child within the UU faith. 

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 Poetry Sunday!
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Poetry Sunday!

Join us on Sunday, July 14th for Poetry Sunday!

We'll be hearing a mix of classical, contemporary and original poems collected from members and friends and shared during the service. These beautiful collections of words will be accompanied, when possible, with shared visual art and original and unique performances.

Sure to be full of colorful, creative, and full of reminders of the beautiful curiosities that make up our world. Hope to see you there!

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Constructive Creativity - Sunday Service
Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

Constructive Creativity - Sunday Service

A fundamental concept of structured improvisation is that some amount of limitation actually allows for more freedom. It becomes easier to research, make creative decisions and play when rules are set. In a faith where it is often seems like there are no guidelines, how can restrictions give a more meaningful sense of freedom to our spiritual searchings? This service will be exploring how to stretch the space between boundaries, and treat labels as enormous containers to be filled with as many distinct items as possible.

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A Brief Canadian History Performance
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

A Brief Canadian History Performance

Sanctuary

A Brief Canadian History is a 45-minute musical performance with digital projections, both highlighting legendary indigenous, Québecois and Canadian figures and historical events such as: The Iroquois, the Acadians, Louis Riel, the Underground Railroad, The Patriotes, the Klondike Gold Rush, the Irish Famine, John McCrae & WWI, The Depression, War Brides, Terry Fox and many more events and people in our shared history.

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Making Canadian History Whole - Sunday Service
Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Making Canadian History Whole - Sunday Service

- Eleuthera Diconco-Lippert, Lillias Lippert and Scott MacLeod

Working toward wholeness in our understanding of history, Eleuthera and Scott MacLeod will share songs that reflect on Canadian history from a fresh perspective.  After the service they will be performing A Brief Canadian History in the Sanctuary, starting at 1pm.  A Brief Canadian History is a 45-minute musical performance with digital projections, both highlighting legendary indigenous, Québecois and Canadian figures and historical events such as: The Iroquois, the Acadians, Louis Riel, the Underground Railroad, The Patriotes, the Klondike Gold Rush, the Irish Famine, John McCrae & WWI, The Depression, War Brides, Terry Fox and many more events and people in our shared history.

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Nothing Less than Whole - Sunday Service
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Nothing Less than Whole - Sunday Service

- Rev. Carole Martignacco, with music by Lillias Lippert

Rev. Carole Martignacco, past UCM intern and sabbatical minister, will say her goodbyes to beloved friends at UCM before she and her spouse David leave Montreal and Quebec for St. Andrews, New Brunswick. She’ll share a personal reflection on loving and living with Parkinson’s Disease and what it means to maintain a spirit of wholeness even as, through age or illness, our capacities diminish.

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Family Full Moon Circle
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Family Full Moon Circle

This event is CANCELED! See you in July!

Phoenix Hall

Come enjoy a potluck meal and a simple nature-centred ritual to honour the full moon and our place in the web of life. This kid-friendly meal and ritual are open to everyone, young and old!  Please bring food to share if you can.

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SECC and RE Soup Team Fundraiser Lunch for Mira and Cause 4 Paws
Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

SECC and RE Soup Team Fundraiser Lunch for Mira and Cause 4 Paws

Please be with us to enjoy a delicious lunch of David and Jim’s mouth-watering home-made soup, combined with a delectable array of goodies prepared by Social and Environmental Concerns Committee members and friends, and make a donation to Mira and Cause 4 Paws. Purred and tail-wagged thanks will come your way and the lives of persons living with special challenges will be greatly improved. 

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 UCM’s Annual General Meeting
Jun
9
12:30 PM12:30

UCM’s Annual General Meeting

Sanctuary

Dear Members and Friends,

You are warmly invited to attend the UCM’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm after the service. A light lunch is planned for after the service, before the meeting. This will be an important day of community and commitment for our congregation.

Candidates for the Board of Management will be elected during the AGM. There will also be a meeting to review the 2018 financial statements and to vote on the auditor for 2019.  Please plan to attend, as quorum is needed in order to appoint the 2019 auditors. To be a voting member, you must have signed the membership book and made an identifiable financial donation in the past year. In addition to a financial review and the election of our new board, there will be some brief (but inspiring!) reports. 

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Radically Inclusive, Radically Whole - Sunday Service
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Radically Inclusive, Radically Whole - Sunday Service

- Rev. Diane Rollert and Katharine Childs, with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and the Phoenix Community Choir directed by Eleuthera and accompanied by members of her band, the Melrose Mob

On this Sunday, we celebrate the Unitarian Universalist commitment to the wholeness of trans lives and our congregation’s aspirations to become radically inclusive.

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Together We Live Our Dreams Concert
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Together We Live Our Dreams Concert

Sanctuary

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Benefit concert for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

We live in a time of great challenges of all kinds. It is a time to come together to face the tendencies of fear, isolation and protectionism. This time of great change calls us to a greater vision of our relationship with ourselves, the other, the world, the earth, life. We are challenged to put our dreams into action. Not only for our survival, but to allow generations to come to more consciously embody our unity with the earth and all its living beings.

We invite you all to a beautiful evening of music and poetry, with original compositions, putting our dreams into action. Performers include Jean-Marc Girard, Marc Poellhuber, Helga Schleeh, Daniel Voyer, Guy Richer & Marcel Brunet.

Suggestion donation: $20

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Phoenix Community Choir Rehearsal
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Community Choir Rehearsal

Sanctuary or Children’s Chapel

Join this loving and supportive community, which rehearses every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Their goal: to learn beautiful, accessible and fun songs from around the world, which they perform in a Sunday morning service once a month. This month, they will be performing on June 9.

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Seeking the Sacred in Stories
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Seeking the Sacred in Stories

Thomas Room

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Seeking the Sacred in Stories group, which meets once monthly. Each month we read a short story and then share in conversation that’s often powerful and surprising. Copies of each month’s story can be found in my mailbox in the upstairs hallway. Bring a brown bag lunch, if you’d like.

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Extinction Rebellion Talk by Luke Woodyard
Jun
2
12:30 PM12:30

Extinction Rebellion Talk by Luke Woodyard

Sanctuary

Extinction Rebellion is a socio-political movement which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. 

In this talk, Luke Woodyard, organizer with Extinction Rebellion Quebec will explore how capitalism and sustainability are mutually exclusive ideas. To foster a balanced and respectful relationship with nature, we must seek to create these relationships amongst each other.

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RE Community Lunch
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

RE Community Lunch

Phoenix Hall

Enjoy a free soup and bread lunch after the service, a gift to our community. Please be our guest! Your contributions of nut-free desserts are welcome. We often have soup left over at the end of the lunch, please bring a container if you’d like to bring some home with you.


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The Whole Garden - Sunday Service
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

The Whole Garden - Sunday Service

- Rev. Diane Rollert, Katharine Childs and Camellia Jahanshahi, with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and her trio, Fruiting Bodies

Come share a rose, or perhaps a daisy or a peony, on this all-ages Sunday as we observe our annual flower communion. The garden has many lessons to teach us about being whole. Flowers grow tall in search of the sun, while the fruiting bodies of mushrooms send out tiny threads in all directions through the soil. To be whole, we need to be grounded while we reach for the sky.

Don’t forget to bring a fresh flower to exchange during the service!

PLEASE NOTE
This Sunday will be Montreal's annual Tour de l'Isle event. A number of streets around our building will be closed, including stretches of Sherbrooke and Claremont Street.

Please try to arrange taking public transportation to the Church this Sunday, if possible.

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Collage Group
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Collage Group

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 as well. No prior experience necessary. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com. If you would like access to childcare services, this is available upon request. 

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SECC Living in Harmony Film Series: Pride & The True Story
May
26
12:30 PM12:30

SECC Living in Harmony Film Series: Pride & The True Story

Thomas Room

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales, and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.  We will also be showing a behind-the-scenes documentary short film about the real-life activists: The True Story. 

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Awakening to Whiteness Book Club
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Awakening to Whiteness Book Club

Thomas Room

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month until May to explore novels and engage in a conversation about what it means to be white; how it feels, the impact on others, and anything else we come up with. Each month we will discuss a novel in a safe and caring environment. Our novel for May will be All Our Relations, by Tanya Talaga.

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Music for an Afternoon, following our Midday Meal
May
15
1:45 PM13:45

Music for an Afternoon, following our Midday Meal

Originally from Montería, a city on the north coast of Colombia, Leonardo Escobar is currently doing a Master’s degree in Piano Interpretation with Paul Stewart at the University of Montreal.  He has played as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Colombia, the Chía Symphonic Band and the Valle Symphonic Band in Colombia. He has also given piano recitals and chamber music in major cities in Colombia as well as in Lima, Peru and Montreal. In addition, Leonardo frequently collaborates with tuba player Fredy Romero, with whom he has just recorded his first CD called “TubaFortePiano”.

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Midday Meal with Music
May
15
12:30 PM12:30

Midday Meal with Music

All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert, followed by a concert of classical music performed by advanced music students.  To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by contacting the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege, at 514-488-4670.

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