What's Happening Feb 2 - 8, 2015

Rev. Carole Martignacco's sermon will be Love Writ Large: The Charter for Compassion on sunday February 8 at 10:30 am with music by Louise Halperin. Scholar of religion Karen Armstrong, in designing her Charter for Compassion, says the one common thread that runs like gold through the heart of the world's religions is love.In nearly every tradition there is some statement resembling what we call The Golden Rule. She's started a movement in which individuals pledge their compassion, and whole cities have declared themselves "Compassionate Communities."

After the service, please join us on for a congregational meeting to present the Canadian Unitarian Council's proposed resolutions for 2015, which will be voted on at the CUC's annual meeting and conference (AMC) to be held in Ottawa May 15 to 17. A light lunch will be available following the service. For more information: Patricia Philip, Secretary, Board of Management.

For more information and details about these and other activities this week, continue reading below.

Tuesday and Thursday, February 3 and 5, 10:00 am - noon, Nursery Play Group    
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, February 3, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir

Ability to read music is not necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage. For further information, please contact the director, Brian Brice, or call at 514-843-6497

Thursday, February 5, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal

The UCM's service choir, meets to sing all kinds of genres of music from the Indian National Anthem to French chansons, rounds and four-part harmonies.  We are committed to singing at least once a month at Sunday services so our musical choices reflect the message of the service. Bring a binder for your music and a pencil with eraser. Non-music readers are enthusiastically welcomed along with seasoned choristers.  You just have to love to sing -- or want to find your musical voice.  It's a great way to participate in the life of our church!  Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available online at http://www.ucmtl.ca/ucm-music-resources
Contact:   Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 - noon, Children's Chapel
First of three workshops in Brain Gym 

offered by Janet Clancy. The movements and noticing to be explored are fun, simple and profound in their ability to communicate integration and ease to the mind-body system, adaptable to all ages and physical abilities. For further information  please contact Janet Clancy by email or call her at 514-481-8681.  To learn more see MoveWithBalance.org heartsatplay.com, corbalance.ca, rekinexion.com, and  brain-gym.org

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Garden Rm.   
Open Collage Workshop 
(1st Saturday of the month)
Caroline Balderston Parry anchors this workshop, held almost monthly. Drop in any time! The room (on the nursery level) will be set up with supplies and quiet music for the duration, but plan to give it at least two precious, soul-restoring hours. Bring a bag lunch if you want and any photos or other images you especially like. All are welcome!
For more information: Contact: Caroline at 514-622-2173 (cell) or 514-481-8462

Sunday,  February 8, 9:50 am
Consider the Sources of UUism:  Our Christian Heritage   

R.E.:  Grade school children and stuff, plus any interested adults, will meet at Trinity Memorial Anglican Church (Sherbrooke & Vendome) to attend the 10:00 am service (and Sunday School). This is the church that houses the NDG Food Depot.  Please register in advance with R.E. staff.

Sunday, February 8, 10:30 am
Love Writ Large: The Charter for Compassion

Rev. Carole Martignacco
Music by Louise Halperin
Scholar of religion Karen Armstrong, in designing her Charter for Compassion, says the one common thread that runs like gold through the heart of the world's religions is love.In nearly every tradition there is some statement resembling what we call The Golden Rule. She's started a movement in which individuals pledge their compassion, and whole cities have declared themselves "Compassionate Communities."

Sunday, February 8, 12:15 pm
Children's Choir rehearsal
with Phoebe Warren, Preschool Teacher in R.E.
 
Sunday, February 8, 12:15 pm, Sanctuary
Congregational Meeting re CUC Resolutions

Please join us on for a congregational meeting to present the Canadian Unitarian Council's proposed resolutions which will be voted on at the CUC's annual meeting and conference (AMC) to be held in Ottawa May 15 to 17. A light lunch will be available following the service.
For more information: Patricia Philip, Secretary, Board of Management.