What's Happening November 16 - 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, is our New Member Sunday. Join us at 10:30 am for To Be a People of Resilience with Rev. Diane Rollert and music by Jean Séguin, Denis Barsalo, Stuart Edding and Jane Critchlow
They say that the strongest tree is that one that bends. How do we bend together as a people to become most resilient as we try to build beloved community?  Controversies, conflicts, fires and loss.  There is resilience in our past that is worth remembering. The band has chosen some great songs to accompany us as we stretch, sway and remember together. On this day, we’ll also welcome new members joining the church. There will be a RE fundraising lunch after the service at 11:45 am.

Wednesday, November 18, features our Midday meal with Music at 12:30 pm. The Campus Ministry Dinner and Networking event starts at 5 pm on Saturday, November 21.

The Congregational Budget meeting is at 12 pm on Sunday, November 22nd, and will include a vote on a resolution to begin the process to sponsor a Syrian refugee family.

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

Wednesday, November 18

Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group - Letter Writing, 10:30 am, Garden Room
All are welcome at our informal and friendly discussion and action meetings. Feel free to join us, and help choose topics for our sessions. November's topic is based on "8 things you need to know about Bill C-51,'" an article originally posted by the BC Civil Liberties Association, and circulated by CUSJ (Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice).  To request an email copy, contact Carol Greene, 514-933-4532.

Midday Meal, 12:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Midday Meal

If you were at the October 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.

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Music at Midday
Music at Midday features pianists Emily Felice, Sara Rezki and her teacher Janelle Fong (in a performance of Saint-Saëns concerto), and French hornist, Marty Mangrum Jr. playing the horn sonata by English composer York Bowen with pianist Sandra Hunt.

Saturday, November 21, 5 pm, Phoenix Hall
Campus Ministry Dinner and Networking

Save the date! Come enjoy good food and great fellowship at this FREE dinner and networking event for students, faculty and staff at any Montreal campus. Details to come. If interested, please contact Campus Ministry atcampus@ucmtl.ca or 514-766-7500.

Sunday, November 22

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Worship Service,10:30 am - New Member Sunday
To Be a People of Resilience
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Jean Séguin, Denis Barsalo, Stuart Edding and Jane Critchlow
They say that the strongest tree is that one that bends.  How do we bend together as a people to become most resilient as we try to build beloved community?  Controversies, conflicts, fires and loss.  There is resilience in our past that is worth remembering.  The band has chosen some great songs to accompany us as we stretch, sway and remember together. On this day, we’ll also welcome new members joining the church.

RE Fundraising Lunch, 11:45, Phoenix Hall
Your free-will donation for this soup and bread lunch will support our youth & staff in attending the ACM and CanUUdle in Vancouver in the spring of 2016.

Congregational Budget Meeting, 12 pm
We will vote on the budget today. We'll also vote on a resolution to begin the process to sponsor a Syrian refugee family (the initial funds have already been donated).

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Unitarian Drum Circle,  4- 6 pm
The Drum Circle usually meets once a month on the fourth Sunday of each month, except for this month. We meet to share the joy of rhythm, celebrate community, and connect to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Please bring your own drum if you have one; otherwise, you are welcome to share ours. There is no charge, but each month we will have a donation box for a local charity. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Ann Beer or call 514-426-1204