What's Happening Sept 8 - Sept 14, 2014

Join us Sunday, September 14 at 10:30 am with Rev. Diane Rollert for If I Could do It All Over Again. How do we live our lives fully present to what is so ephemeral? It's the first Sunday of the month, so please bring non-perishable food items to share with the NDG Food Depot.

Our regular programs are kicking back into gear with the Nursery Play Group, the Parts in Peace choir, the Council and the Book Discussion Group all meeting this week.

Tuesday & Thursday, September 9 & 11, 10:00 am - noon
Nursery Play Group resumes
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 at 514-394-2043
 
Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall  
Carmina Choir rehearsals resume
The choir will be preparing music for a December seasonal concert, which will include excerpts from Carmina Burana, H.M.S. Pinafore, light works, humorous music and a sing-along.To be a member of Carmina, no ability to read music is necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage.
Contact: Brian Brice at 514-843-6497.
    
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 pm, Garden Room
Council Meeting
Contact: Shoshanna Green, Moderator, at 514-426-0843
 
Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 pm for tea, 7:30 pm for discussion, Thomas Room
Book Discussion Group
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in 2009. Set in the English countryside in 1950, it features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to  clear her father in a murder investigation. All are welcome.
Contact:  Kathy Douglas at 514-488-9608
 
Thursday, September 11, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Sanctuary
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsals resume
Everyone is welcome to join the UCM's designated Sunday Service Choir! All that is required is enthusiasm, a certain commitment to attend rehearsals in order not to let your colleagues down, and a binder and pencil. Our goal is to learn beautiful, accessible and fun songs from all styles and periods. We offer these songs to complement the service themes generally once a month in a Sunday morning service. For instance, this fall we're singing "Wood River" by Connie Kaldor and a beautiful choral blessing by Toronto UU Music Director, Susanne Maziarz. Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available on line at www.ucmtl.ca/choir-practice/
Contact:  Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.
 
Sunday, September 14, 10:30 am  
If I Could Do It All Over Again
Rev. Diane Rollert
Greg Brown sings this about his first kiss: "If I had known, I might have stopped kissing right then. It's just as well we don't know when things'll never be that good again." How do we live our lives fully present to what is so ephemeral?
Music by Sandra Hunt