Bring a flower to share at our flower communion, this Sunday, June 3. The service, entitled We've Come
This Far, Now What? by Rev. Diane Rollert, will touch on what's happening in Quebec with the student crisis. Music will be provided by our music director, Sandra Hunt, and the Parts in Peace Choir.
And this being the first Sunday of the month, please bring a non-perishable food item to share with the NDG Food Depot.
During the month of June, all unidentified money in the collection baskets will be donated to the St. James Drop-in Centre which offers a safe and supportive environment where marginalized and/or homeless people can experience community. Read on for more events happening this week, including pathway to membership, for those who might like to join our community.
Sean Dohring is cycling in the Tour de l'Isle, so there will be no choir practice this week. Families with children, please arrive for the service in time for children to carry the flowers into the Sanctuary, for our annual procession of the flowers and flower ceremony.
In religious education, we will combine the three classes in the children's chapel, where we can review the year's stories and lessons, spread out there to enjoy!
This is Victoria's last Sunday; we wish her well after her graduation from McGill.
Sunday, June 3, 12:15 pm in the Children's Chapel
Exploring the Intangible Discussion Group
All are welcome.
Contact: Christine Rourke or call her at 514-761-0669
Sunday, June 3, 12:30 - 2 pm, Darwin Room
Last session of the Social and Environmental Concerns Committee's six-week course on Voluntary Simplicity.
Sunday, June 3, 12.30 - 4 pm, Thomas Room
Pathway to Membership
Would you like to know more about Unitarian Universalism? Would you like to become a member? Join our minister for our new member orientation program and learn about our Unitarian and Universalist heritage and the meaning of membership. A light lunch and child care will be provided.
RSVP to Petrina Lee Poy or call her at 514-485-5555.
Monday, June 4, 7 pm, Sanctuary
The Annual General Meeting of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. Officers for 2012/2013 will be confirmed, the annual financial report will be presented, and important updates on governance and by-laws will be reported and discussed. All members and friends are welcome; note that only special voting members can vote on by-law changes. Be part of the democratic process!
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, June 5, 7:30 to 9 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir rehearsal. This will be the last official rehearsal before the summer break, except for Thursday's dress rehearsal for Saturday's concert. Rehearsals resume on Tuesday, September 11. However, choir members may meet, unofficially, to sing together throughout the summer.
Contacts: Keith Robinson (514-931-9028) or Brian Brice (514-843-6497)
Wednesday, June 6, 6 pm, Phoenix Hall
Book Discussion Group
RSVP to Patricia at 514-342-6118
Thursday, June 8, 10 am to noon, Nursery
Parts in Peace choir rehearsals will resume on September 6.
Contact: Sandra Hunt at 514-484-5559
Saturday, June 9, 8 pm
Carmina (and friends) present "Life upon the Wicked Stage"
Music from a variety of theatrical pieces, including works by Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, Alexander Borodin and Guiseppe Verdi.
Suggested donation $10.
Sunday, June 10, 10:30 am
A Reverend, a Rabbi and a Muslim Walk into a Radio Station
Rev. Diane Rollert and Special Guests
Musical guests: No More Blues
Sunday, June 10
Religious Education: For the final class of this R.E. year, Spirit Play and Mulanos children will revisit the story of how UUs came to have a flower ceremony. Watch for a surprise from the children during coffee hour. We will be celebrating the end of the R.E. year!