What's Happening November 9 - 15, 2015

Join us Sunday, November 15 at 10:30 am for That's How the Light Gets In with Rev. Diane Rollert. Music will be by Sandra Hunt with mystery musical guests.
You know the Leonard Cohen song: There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Resilience is all about living with the cracks and finding the light. If we're lucky and our mystery guests arrive, we'll be filled with Diwali light.

Council meets this Wednesday the 11th at 6:30 pm. The SuiSheng Lui Vernissage will take place in the Stairwell Art Galley starting at 5 pm on Thursday, November 11th. The Book Discussion Group meets that same evening at 7 pm. On Friday, the Lesbian/Queer Discussion Group meets at 7:30. The Collage Afternoon will be after the service on Sunday, November 15 from 1 - 4 pm.

BidNite is Saturday, November 14 from 4 - 7:30 pm. Join us for the evening of our major fundraiser with fun, food, music and a huge variety of items to be bid upon.

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

Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 - 8:30
UCM Council Meeting

The Council includes chairs of all UCM committees, conducting and coordinating church activities. Meetings are open to the UCM community. Contact: Shoshanna Green

Thursday, November 12, 5 - 7 pm - Stairwell Art Gallery
SuiSheng Liu Vernissage

Suisheng Liu, recently retired from his position as professor of Architecture and Fine Art at the Inner Mongolia Polytechnic University in China, came to Canada in 2012. A watercolor painter from childhood, Suisheng Liu has won numerous awards for his paintings of nature, many of which have been collected by museums and private collectors. Come meet the artist and his daughter Emily who serves as his translator when needed, and whose framing shop Art-en-Ciel features some of her father's work. Suisheng Liu's work will be on exhibit through December.
Contact: Prue Rains or 514-481-8653

Thursday, November 12, 7 - 7:30 pm- socializing time, 7:30-9 pm - discussion of the book
Book Discussion Group, Thomas Room
Calling All Bookworms! The Book Discussion Club has resumed its 21st year of literary activity this fall and would like to enlist some new recruits to join in the fun. At our second meeting the book we will discuss is And the Mountains Echoed by the internationally beloved writer Khaled Hosseini. Have you ever contemplated how family decisions can resonate through generations? This question figures prominently in Hosseini's novel, which should make for some provocative reflection and discussion. Please contact Valerie Broege at 514-488-4670 for further information.

Friday, November 13, 7:30 -9:30 pm, Thomas Room
Lesbian/Queer Discussion Group

This group meets monthly on a Friday evening to socialize, discuss topics of interest and provide a friendly place for lesbians to meet. This is a primarily English speaking group although francophones are certainly welcome. Topics will evolve according to members' interests. For more information: Carole Tenbrink at 514-563-2429.

Saturday, November 14, 4 - 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
BidNite 2015 - Aloha Hawaii

Join us Saturday, November 14 for BidNite 2015 - "Aloha Hawaii". Please note: the evening starts and ends earlier than last year- 4:00 pm till 7:30 pm with a Hawaiian dinner at 6:30.
We are excited about offering over 100 items donated by members and friends of the UCM-among them a homestay in Ottawa, a play date for parents and kids, an intriguing hike up Montagne Noire, a crocheted blanket destined for the Montreal Children's Hospital, and an especially ugly tie, not to mention an array of pies, soups, main dishes, cakes and cookies. Printed copies of the BidNite catalog of offers were available starting Nov. 8 with an electronic version sent out in advance.Raffle tickets will be on sale that day. Take your chance to win a place for two at Rev. Diane's Classic Northern Italian Dinner as well as other prizes. We hope to see you on the 14th.

Sunday, November 15, 10:30 am
That's How the Light Gets In
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt with mystery musical guests
You know the Leonard Cohen song: There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Resilience is all about living with the cracks and finding the light. If we're lucky and our mystery guests arrive, we'll be filled with Diwali light.

Sunday, November 15, 1 pm
Collage Afternoon

This is an opportunity for creative play and self-exploration using collage. We work quietly at our own pace. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary. Please confirm your presence. Call 514-481-8681 or email: Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy