What's Happening Feb 16 - 22, 2014

On Sunday, February 22 at 10:30 am, the service will be Justice Is What Love Looks Like in Public
led by Rev. Carole Martignacco with music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir
What does it mean to "stand on the side of love"? Underlying all social action -- whatever the humanitarian theme or variations that challenge us -- is the call to create a new world order.  
Can we do this? Can we survive if we don't?

The Marthe-Berthe Dion Issues Action group will host their monthly letter writing at 10:30 am, Wednesday Feb. 18, followed by the Midday meal with music at 12:3o pm. Parts is Peace has their weekly rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:25 pm.

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

Tuesday and Thursday, February 17 and 19, 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(ren). Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session per family is suggested. Contact: Melani Litwack at 514-394-2043

Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir

Ability to read music is not necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage. For further information, please contact the director, Brian Brice, or call at 514-843-6497

Wednesday, February 18, 10:30 am
February Letter-Writing
- Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group
All are welcome at our monthly letter-writing meetings.
We meet on the third Wednesday of the month around a table for a brief, friendly and informal discussion of a current global concern. Background information is provided, including suggestions for action, usually letters to government officials or the media. Following the discussion, we may write individual letters or send e-mails. We benefit from sharing ideas and leave with a feeling of satisfaction that we have acted on our often unfulfilled good intentions. The responses to our letters indicate that our concerns have been noted.
This month's proposed topic is "A wish list for Canada's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rob Nicholson". In the wake of John Baird's resignation, this is an opportunity to congratulate his replacement, and to let him know of some of the priorities we would like to see regarding Canada's foreign policy and relationships with international organizations and institutions.
All are welcome. You may choose to write on this topic or others, or to respond to letters you have received.  Join us! Bring writing paper and envelopes (or your laptop). Bring a friend! (You may also wish to stay for the Midday Meal at 12:30.)More information? Contact Carol Greene or call 514 933-4532.

Wednesday, February 18, 12:30 pm, Phoenix Hall   
Midday Meal with Music 
 
If you were at the January Midday Meal, there is no need to register.  Otherwise, please contact Verna Litwack at 514-485-9933 to register for this month's lunch. Cost is $5.00. Visitors are always welcome. Please let Verna know if you could help out by setting table, serving, clearing up, etc.
A music recital will start at 1:30 pm featuring advanced music students from Montreal schools of music.

Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm
Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD, Professor, McGill Department of Family Medicine will speak about "Why Your Tears May be Normal in the Office of a Family Doctor." This is the Dr. Hirsh Rosenfeld annual Distinguished Public Lecture in Family Medicine. 

Thursday, February 19, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal

The UCM's service choir, meets to sing all kinds of genres of music from the Indian National Anthem to French chansons, rounds and four-part harmonies.  We are committed to singing at least once a month at Sunday services so our musical choices reflect the message of the service. Bring a binder for your music and a pencil with eraser. Non-music readers are enthusiastically welcomed along with seasoned choristers.  You just have to love to sing -- or want to find your musical voice.  It's a great way to participate in the life of our church!  Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available online at http://www.ucmtl.ca/ucm-music-resources
Contact: Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.

Sunday, February 22, 10:30 am
Justice Is What Love Looks Like in Public

Rev. Carole Martignacco with music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir
What does it mean to "stand on the side of love"? Underlying all social action -- whatever the humanitarian theme or variations that challenge us -- is the call to create a new world order.  
Can we do this? Can we survive if we don't?