What's Happening December 14 - 20, 2015

Our Winter Solstice Celebration Multigenerational Worship Service, will be Sunday, December 20 at 10:30 am. Join us for Deck the Halls! A Yuletide Celebration of the Winter Solstice with Katharine Childs and the children, and Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir. As Sunday once again falls close to the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the coming return of the sun with song and story, not to mention our annual Twelve Days of Christmas sing-a-long. Calling all partridges and calling birds. The service will be followed by the Holiday Potluck at 11:45 am.  Bring a salad, dessert or something simple to share if you can! Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, Rev. Rollert will lead A Time for Healing/Un moment propice à la guérison at 7 pm/19:00. A gathering for those in need of healing in this season.

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

Healing

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 pm/19h00
A Time for Healing/Un moment propice à la guérison
Rev. Diane Rollert
A gathering for those in need of healing in this holiday and winter season.  Whether you have a loss or a worry that is weighing heavily upon you, or are simply frustrated by the dark and cold, come join Rev. Rollert for a time to share warmth, light and healing together.
Ensemble,  partageons nos besoins de guérison en cette période des Fêtes. Que vous ayez une perte ou des tracas lourds à supporter, ou que vous soyez simplement déprimé par le peu d’ensoleillement et le froid, joignez-vous à la pasteure Rollert pour un moment de partage, de chaleur, de lumière et de guérison.

Wednesday, December 16

Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group- Letter-Writing, 10:30 am, Darwin or 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. Contact Carol Greene atcgreene@sympatico.caor 514-933-4532.

Midday Meal with Music, 12:30 pm
If you were at the September Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact Elizabeth Anglin or call at 514-937-4095 to register for this month's lunch. Cost is $5.00. Visitors are always welcome. Please let Elizabeth know if you could help out by setting table, serving, clearing up, etc.

piano

Music at Midday
The soprano scheduled for our entertainment has cancelled due to auditions in Italy.   However, Sandra Hunt has offered to lead a carol sing along from the Yamaha piano in the Phoenix Hall after your dessert so you can all get in the Christmas mood.  Verna says she has song sheets, and there's even talk that we'll try The 12 Days of Christmas in a French version!

cookies

Saturday, December 19th, 4 pm,  Room TBA and in the NDG Community
Cookie Decorating & Caroling

Join your fellow UCMers for an evening of holiday cheer! In the late afternoon we'll enjoy some refreshments and decorate cookies: some for the UCM Christmas Eve service, some to take home, and some to share. In the early evening we'll go caroling to visit the NDG clients of the Santropol Roulant Meals-on-Wheels program and bring our cookies to share. Take a moment in your holiday busyness to spread some love (enthusiasm, not singing talent is required)! Carpool drivers will also be needed! Contact: Katharine Childs or Melani Litwack

Sunday, December 20

Winter Solstice Celebration Multigenerational Worship Service, 10:30 am
Deck the Halls! A Yuletide Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Katharine Childs with the children and Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir
As Sunday once again falls close to the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the coming return of the sun with song and story, not to mention our annual Twelve Days of Christmas sing-a-long. Calling all partridges and calling birds.  Bring your thirst for wonder and magic, as well as an empty stomach for our annual holiday luncheon.Sunday, December 20, 11:45 a.m.
Holiday Potluck at 11:45 am after the service
Bring a salad, dessert or something simple to share if you can! Everyone is welcome.

bienvenue

Groupe de réflexion, 13h00 à 15h00 dans la Salle Thomas
Les rencontres du Groupe de réflexion ont lieu les 3e dimanche du mois de 13h00 à 15h00, sauf que ceux des mois de février et mars, lesquelles auront lieu les 4e dimanche.
L'éducation religieuse en français pour les enfants a lieu le troisième dimanche du mois. Si jamais vous désirez démarrer d'autres activités en français, vous pourriez contacter Hannelore.