Happy long weekend! Kick back, relax and enjoy. Join us this Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 am for "Learning from Walking the Shamanic Path," a service by Deirdre McCay. Our special musical guest will be Archie Martin.
There will be an All Ages Children's Chapel program with a lesson and games based on the Celtic wheel of the year. The first two Sundays in June will be our last children's choir meetings for this year.
During the month of May, all unidentified money in the collection baskets will be donated to L'Abri en Ville which provides a stable and fulfilling environment for persons with a mental illness through safe, affordable housing and inclusion in a supportive community. Read on for more acitivities happening in our community. Please note the church will be closed on Monday, May 21.
Sunday, May 20, 12:15 pm, Thomas Room
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee
Monthly meeting. All are welcome! The SECC thanks everybody who contributed to the success of the fundraising dinner held on May 4 for the "Appeti pou Aprann"/"Appetite for Learning" school lunch project in Haiti. We have now collected $2,038 and donations are still arriving. If you would like to contribute, please write a cheque to PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund). Contact: Christina at 514-630-7523.
Sunday, May 20, 12:30 - 2 pm, Darwin Room
(also June 3)
The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee hosts the 5th of a six-week discussion course addressing the distractions of modern society that keep us from caring for ourselves, our relationships, and our environment.
Tuesday, May 22, 10 am to noon in the Nursery
We welcome children under five on a drop-in basis accompanied by a (grand)parent or caregiver. Pack a snack for your child(ren). Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session per family is suggested.
Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 to 9 pm, Phoenix Hall
New members in all voices are always welcome. The ability to read music is not necessary and there is no audition. Bring a sense of humour and good will, and a black binder if possible.
Contacts: Keith Robinson (514-931-9028) or Brian Brice (514-843-6497)
Wednesday, May 23, 7 pm, Thomas Room
Book Discussion Group
The Wreckage, by Michael Crummey, is a truly epic, yet twisted romance that unfolds over decades and continents. It engages readers on the austere shores of Newfoundland's fishing villages and carries them to Japanese POW camps during some of the worst events of WWII. Haunting, lyrical, and deeply intimate, Crummey's language exposes his characters' vulnerabilities as they struggle to come to terms with their guilt and regret over decisions made during their impulsive youth.
New members most welcome. Contact: John Heath, 514-486-2567
Thursday, May 24, 10 am to noon, Nursery
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 to 9 pm
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal.
Don't forget our handy web page to practice your parts for the congregational songs 'Spirit of Life' and 'As We Leave This Friendly Place'. Scroll down through the empty sections so as not to miss the earlier recordings.
Contact: Sandra Hunt at 514-484-5559
Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26, 8 pm, Sanctuary
Wheels in Motion: A Journey South
presented by The Yellow Door Choir.
A benefit concert for Cyclo Nord-Sud. Tickets $20 or $15 for students.
For more information, call 514-738-9052.
Sunday, May 27, 10:30 am
Serving With Grace
Rev. Diane Rollert
Sandra Hunt, Music Director
Sunday, May 27
Special Collection: A second collection today will be donated to the Canadian Unitarian Council's fund for Sharing Our Faith grants. Once a year, congregations are encouraged to hold a worship service focused on the UU faith in Canada. The funds collected are then given out in grants that support growth projects in congregations.
Sunday, May 27, 12:15 pm, Sanctuary
Congregational Information Session
The Governance Task Force invites you to a special information session to be held in the Sanctuary featuring a report on the progress of church governance and discussion of some proposed minor changes to by-laws.
Please plan to attend.
Sunday, May 27, 12:30 pm
This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of every month.
Contact: David McLeod