What's Happening October 26 - November 1, 2015

Join us this Sunday, Nov 1 at 10:30 am for Resilience from the Ancestors with Rev. Diane Rollert. The music will be by Sandra Hunt, piano, and Geneviève Demers, soprano. On this All Souls Sunday we'll honour the harvest and those in our lives now gone, by sharing in our annual bread communion and lighting candles of memory. If you'd like, please bring a picture of an important loved one who has died, and perhaps inspired resilience in your life, to add to our All Souls altar. UCM'ers of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and participate in the All Souls Costume Parade during the service.

The UCM Halloween Social takes place on Friday, Oct 30 at 5:30 pm. In addition to the service on Sunday, RE will sponsor a fundraising lunch at noon. There will also be a Sunday Explorations meeting from 12 - 1:30 pm with Rev. Diane Rollert and Margot Hovey-Ritter for those who want to learn more about exploration groups.

Don't forget to set your clocks back for the end of Daylight Savings time .Sunday, Nov. 1 is also the date for our monthly collection for the NDG Food Depot. Contributions are placed in the basket in front of the sanctuary.

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

Tuesday, October 27 & Thursday, October 29, 10:00 am - 12 pm, 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 27, 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.

Thursday, October 29, 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. Sunday, Oct 25, 9:15 - pre-service rehearsal. Contact: Sandra Hunt

Friday, October 30, 5:30 pm
UCM Halloween Social Night

Join all your UCM friends of all ages for a social night in Phoenix Hall - pumpkin soup, salad and bread will be served, please bring sweets to share (no nuts!). We'll play board games and show a family-friendly movie. Costumes are encouraged! A freewill donation to offset the costs of the meal would be appreciated.

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Vendredi 30 octobre à 18h
Les activités en français

Nous avons réservé les quatrième vendredis pour les soupers communautaires où chacun(e) apporte un repas à partager. Vers 19h30 nous nous organiserons pour recevoir des conférenciers, ou visionner des films toujours suivis d’une discussion. Amenez vos ami(e)s, c’est une façon de leur faire partager les valeurs de notre communauté unitarienne universaliste en français. Hannelore Poncelet au 450-653-5694

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Sunday November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends.
Worship Service, 10:30 am

Resilience from the Ancestors
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt, piano, and Geneviève Demers, soprano
On this All Souls Sunday we'll honour the harvest and those in our lives now gone, by sharing in our annual bread communion and lighting candles of memory. If you'd like, please bring a picture of an important loved one who has died, and perhaps inspired resilience in your life, to add to our All Souls altar.
All Souls Costume Parade, 10:30 am
UCM'ers of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and participate in the Costume Parade during the service.

RE Fundraising Lunch, 12 pm, Phoenix Hall
The RE Program will offer a fundraising lunch for the congregation in Phoenix Hall following our All Souls/Dios de los Muertos service on November 1st. Enjoy soup & bread and take a moment to connect with UCM friends. Your free will donation will support staff & youth in attending the Annual Conference & Meeting and CanUUdle in Vancouver in the spring of 2016.

Sunday, November 1, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Sunday Explorations

Rev. Diane Rollert and Margot Hovey Ritter
Exploration Groups are groups of ten or so participants who meet once a month for two hours to share their experience of the monthly theme, thus getting to know one another at a deeper than usual level. We are now organizing Exploration Groups for the coming year. Want to know more? Come for an introduction to Exploration Groups with Rev. Diane and some of the facilitators. We'll explain how the groups work and offer a trial experience focusing on November's theme of resilience. Contact: Rev. Diane Rollert