What's Happening October 19 - 25, 2015

Join us on UN Sunday, October, 25 at 10:30 am for No One Leaves Home Unless… with Rev. Diane Rollert and music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir. In her poem, No One Leaves Home, Warsan Shire writes: “no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark/you only run for the border/when you see the whole city running as well.”  On this Sunday closest to the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, we consider the growing refugee crisis in the world and how we can, with integrity, take action as a community.

On Wednesday, October 21, the Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Letter Writing Group meets at 10:30 am, followed by the Midday Meal with Music at 12:30 pm. There will be a Pathway to Membership meeting on Friday, October 23 at 5:30 for dinner and fellowship. Conviction, the second film in the Ruth di Giovanni Documentaries Film Series, will be presented Sunday, October 25 at 12 pm.

For more information about these and other events, continue reading below.

Tuesday, October 20 & Thursday Oct 22, 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. Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session/family is suggested. Contact: Melani Litwack, 514-775-2043

Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir Rehearsal

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.

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Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 am, Garden Room
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group - Letter Writing

At our first meeting this season, we made some changes to our “formula.” We will choose topics a month in advance; there will be no formal “briefing paper” prepared especially for the session, as in the past. Instead, articles about the issue will be circulated, and researched by group members. The ensuing discussion may lead to letters or other actions. This month’s inaugural article is “UN agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis.” The article is by Harriet Grant, and is from “the Guardian”, Sunday 6 September 2015. To request an e-mail copy, contact Carol Greene,  cgreene@sympatico.ca or514-933-4532. All are welcome to join us.

Wednesday, October 21, 12:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Midday Meal

If you were at the September Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact elizang@sympatico.ca or call at 514-937-4095 to register for this month’s lunch. Cost is $5. Visitors are always welcome. Please let Elizabeth know if you could help out by setting table, serving, clearing up and so on.
Music at Midday
Following the Midday Meal, a gifted student or students from Montreal’s advanced music schools provide us with a free hour-long concert. It’s an easy and interesting way to meet young musicians, hear about their lives, and enjoy some glorious music. For October, Carol-Anne Fraser, who has just graduated from McGill with a performance diploma, will perform works by Schumann. Olivia Musat, who is preparing a doctoral recital, will play Ginastera and Haydn. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, October 22, 7:30 pm
Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal

Join this loving and supportive mini-community which participates once a month in Sunday morning services and rehearses every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 pm. Contact: Sandra Hunt

Friday October 23, 5:30 - 9 pm, Phoenix Hall
Pathway to Membership

5.30 p.m. - Dinner and fellowship/17 h 30 - Souper et fraternisation
6:15 - 8:30 p.m. - Learning and activities/18 h 15 - 20 h 30 - Apprentissage et activités
Would you like to know more about Unitarian Universalism?Would you like to become a member of the Unitarian Church of Montreal? Join Petrina Lee Poy, membership coordinator, and Rev. Diane Rollert to learn more and to meet others seeking a spiritual home.Come to be welcomed, nurtured, inspired and challenged.  Help this community take action in the world.
Childcare will be available. Please contact our membership coordinator - Petrina Lee Poy to sign up or for more information.

Vous aimeriez en savoir plus concernant l'Unitarianisme universaliste?Aimeriez-vous devenir membre de l'Église Unitarienne de Montréal? Venez partager une soirée avec Petrina Lee Poy et Rév. Diane Rollert afin d'en apprendre plus et de rencontrer d'autres personnes en quête d'un sanctuaire spirituel. Pour trouver accueil, enrichissement, inspiration et défis, joignez-vous à cette communauté qui est en action dans le monde.
La garde d'enfants sera disponible.S.V.P communiquer avec notre coordinatrice de l'adhésion pour s'inscrire ou pour de plus amples renseignements.

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Sunday, October, 25, 10:30 am - Worship Service
No One Leaves Home Unless…

UN Sunday
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir
In her poem, No One Leaves Home, Warsan Shire writes: “no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark/you only run for the border/when you see the whole city running as well.”  On this Sunday closest to the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, we consider the growing refugee crisis in the world and how we can, with integrity, take action as a community.

Sunday, October 25, 12 pm, Thomas Room
The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee: Ruth di Giovanni Documentaries Film Series

The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee documentary film series honours Ruth di Giovanni, longtime social activist, who died two years ago. Her sons donated money from her estate for this purpose.
The second film in the series is Conviction, a documentary that tells the story of three American nuns who decided to challenge the establishment over the proliferation of nuclear arms in the U.S.A.. The film is the story of how they broke into a missile silo and got jailed for their beliefs...  and what happened next. For more information, contact Christina Duvander.