What's Happening March 23 - 29, 2015

We've got a multigenerational service coming up Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 am -
Unitarian Universalists: Never surrender! - A multigenerational celebration of UU history
with Rev. Diane Rollert and Caroline Balderston Parry with music by the Parts in Peace Choir. When a magical chalice allows a congregation to witness important moments in Unitarian Universalist history, they set off on a journey as inspiring, informative, and moving as it is funny!  Be part of this unconventional service.

Other activities include les activités en français le vendredi, 27 mars à 18 h 00. There are also the Open Collage Workshop and the Brain Gym Workshop both on Saturday, March 28 starting at 10 am.

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

Tuesday and Thursday, March 24 and 26, 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, March 24, 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 26, 7:25 - 9:00 pm- Sandra Hunt's home
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.

le vendredi, 27 mars à 18 h 00.
Les activités en français

Lors de notre prochaine rencontre, nous aurons le bonheur d'accueillir notre pasteure, Diane Rollert. Elle nous relatera son pèlerinage aux Philippines. Elle y a retrouvé les communautés unitariennes-universalistes où elle a passé trois mois en faisant du bénévolat pendant son séjour sabbatique.
Pour ceux et celles qui désirent partager leur souper avec nous (genre auberge espagnol ou pot-luck), nos portes sont ouvertes dès 17h30. Le Cercle de discussion débute vers 19h00 et normalement dure jusqu'à 21h00. Amenez vos ami(e)s, c'est une façon de leur faire partager les valeurs de notre communauté unitarienne universaliste en français. Hannelore Poncelet au 450-653-5694

Saturday, March 28, 10 am - noon, Children's Chapel
Brain Gym Workshops

Janet Clancy is offering the last of three free workshops in Brain Gym 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 514-481-8681and let her know you will be attending. To learn more, see MoveWithBalance.org / heartsatplay.com  /  corbalance.ca /rekinexion.combrain-gym.org   
 
Saturday, March 28, 10-4 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 (Additional collages not in the Stairwell Art Gallery will be available for sale.)

Sunday, March 29, 10:30 am
Unitarian Universalists: Never surrender! - A multigenerational celebration of UU history

Rev. Diane Rollert and Caroline Balderston Parry
Music by the Parts in Peace Choir
When a magical chalice allows a congregation to witness important moments in Unitarian Universalist history, they set off on a journey as inspiring, informative, and moving as it is funny!  Be part of this unconventional service.

Sunday, March 29, 12:45-1:45
R.E.: Second of five sessions for an all- ages Dance Workout Class with Kimberley deJong. Suggested donation ranging from $10 to $20 with half the proceeds for the UCM. .
Further sessions on April 12 and 26,and May 10:  Drop in for whichever dates you can manage!  More information from kimcdj@gmail.com or call 514-561-3654.