What's Happening March 2 - 8, 2015

Join us this Sunday, March 8 at 10:30 am, for To Live in the Age of Melting with Rev. Diane Rollert and special guest, Evalyn Parry. Evalyn is an award-winning Canadian theatre-maker, writer and musician (as well as the daughter of Caroline Balderston Parry). We welcome Rev. Rollert back from her trip to the Philippines and give our thanks to Rev. Carole Martignacco for her service through the month of February. Music will be by Sandra Hunt, and performance art by Evalyn Parry.

Friday, March 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm,  the Stairwell Art Gallery will feature the vernissage for Caroline Balderston Parry's Collages "The Search for the Self". SECC is sponsoring a potluck starting at 5:30 that same Friday. Bring a dish to share.

March kicks into gear with a busy week of activities. For more information on these events and others, continue reading below.

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, March 3, 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.

Thursday, March 5, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal
- Reading workshop at 7 pm
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.

Friday, March 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Stairwell Art Gallery

Caroline Balderston Parry's Collages "The Search for the Self"
During March and April, the gallery walls will feature the wonderful collages of Caroline Balderston Parry, on the theme of "The Search for the Self". During the vernissage, additional smaller works will be available to take home that evening!
For samples of her work check out www.carolinebalderstonparry.com.

Friday, March 6, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Potluck Supper

Sponsored by the Social & Environmental Concerns Committee.  Bring a dish.  Everyone welcome. For more information, Christina at 514-630-7523.
 
Saturday, March 7, 10 am - noon, Children's Chapel
Brain Gym Workshops

Janet Clancy is offering the second of three free workshops in Brain Gym (last workshop on April 4). The movements and noticing to be explored are fun, simple and profound in their ability to communicate integration and ease to the mind-body system, adaptable to all ages and physical abilities. For further information, please contact  Janet Clancy or 514-481-8681 and let her know you will be attending.  To learn more see MoveWithBalance.org heartsatplay.com, corbalance.ca, rekinexion.com, and  brain-gym.org.
 
Saturday, March 7, 10 am - 4 pm, Garden Room   
Open Collage Workshop

Anchored by Caroline BP. Plenty of materials available in a quiet, meditative setting. Bring any special photos or images you may want, and a brown bag lunch if applicable. It is best to plan for at least two hours to focus and create; CBP provides tea, context and as much/little orientation as you would like. First or last collage-makers, please plan to help with set-up or take-down.
Questions: carolinebp@sympatico.ca

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am
To Live in the Age of Melting
Rev. Diane Rollert with special guest, Evalyn Parry.
Evalyn is an award-winning Canadian theatre-maker, writer and musician (as well as the daughter of Caroline Balderston Parry). Music by Sandra Hunt, performance art by Evalyn Parry.
 
Sunday, March 8, 12:15 pm, Thomas Room
Social & Environmental Concerns Committee

Please join us for our monthly meeting. Genevieve Patterson will show her Power Point presentation entitled: "The Impact of Mining Industries on Aboriginal Peoples".
For further information, please contact Patricia Philip