What's Happening June 16 - June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22 at 10:30 am, the service will be The Theology of Time led by Jenna Smith and Rev. Diane Rollert. Theologian Jenna Smith, author of the recently published A Way: The Story of a Long Walk, joins us to share her reflections on time and what it means in our lives and in the cosmos, informed by her pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiag.

Lunch will be served after the service. At 2 pm, there will be a Memorial Service celebrating the life of of our dear friend, Krystyna Matula. 

Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, 10:00 am - noon
Nursery Play Group  
Last play date for this session is Thursday, June 19.
Each Tuesday and Thursday, 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.
Contact: Melani Litwack, 514-394-2043

Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Heart-to-Heart Group led by Rev. Diane Rollert
Last of four sessions. We embarked on a path of deeper community through readings, journaling, and thought-provoking exercises on topics such as listening, doubt, money, and friendship. Participants made a commitment to attend four sessions.

Wednesday, June 18, 10:30 am 
World Federalist Movement-Canada, Montreal Branch- Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group
For this wrap-up session for the summer, we will have a smorgasbord of choices, including writing responses to the lengthy letters many of us received from John Baird (noting our letters on several issues of more than a year ago); climate change (commenting on Obama's challenge to Harper on getting serious about emissions targets and on Eric Reguly's article in the Business Section of the Globe and Mail "Canada's $207,000 oil sands ad: Putting a price on deception", Sat., May 10, B16); following up on the peacekeeping issue (referring to Manon Cornellier's "Plus jamais?" in Le Devoir of April 30), and Canada's lack of meaningful contributions to the call for peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.  Or you could write on a topic of your choice.
All are welcome to join the discussion and, if so moved, write letters to the media and or government officials. Bring writing paper and envelopes, or your laptop. Coffee and goodies fuel our pens and our rhetoric. We leave with a greater understanding of an important issue and a sense of satisfaction at doing something about it. Bring your friends!
Contact:  Carol Greene at 514-933-4532.

Wednesday, June 18, 12:30 pm. Phoenix Hall
Midday Meal with Music
This is the last Midday Meal until September 17  
If you were at the May Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact Elizabeth Anglin at 514-937-4095 to register for this month's lunch. Please let Elizabeth know if you could help out be setting tables, serving, clearing up, etc.  Cost is $5. Visitors always welcome.
This monthly event - a meal and a recital - is an incredible deal: the very gifted of our university-level music schools turn up for your enjoyment once a month. You don't have to travel to hear them, they play very inspiring music and for free!  And you get to hear our beautiful piano, one of the very great concert grand pianos in Montreal.
 
Thursday, June 19, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Sanctuary   
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal 
This is the last rehearsal until September.
Contact: Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559
 
Sunday, June 22, 10:30 am
The Theology of Time - Jenna Smith and Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Jean Séguin and Jane Critchlow
Theologian Jenna Smith, author of the recently published A Way: The Story of a Long Walk, joins us to share her reflections on time and what it means in our lives and in the cosmos, informed by her pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago
  
Sunday, June 22, 2:00 pm, Sanctuary
Please join us for a celebration of the life of our dear friend, Krystyna Matula. Lunch will be served between Sunday Service and the Memorial Service.  If you would like to bring sweets, please contact Verna or call her at 514-485-9933.