What's Happening May 4 - 10, 2015

Sunday's service on May 10 at 10:30 am will be It’s Not Your Mother Who Made You Weird:  You Just Are led by Rev. Diane Rollert with Krin Haglund and music by Sandra Hunt with Geneviève Demers, soprano. Krin Haglund began her career as an acrobatic clown. She joins Rev. Rollert in an offering of verbal and physical reflections on the challenges of character and motherhood.

The Lesbian Social Discussion group meets this Friday, May 8 at 7 pm. Trevor Juhl will give a presentation on his recent trip to Philippines with a dinner before  on Saturday, May 9 at 7 pm. The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee has a meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 10 at 12:15 pm.

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

The Church office will be closed from 2 pm Thursday, April 30, until 10 am Tuesday, May 5.  If you need a reply urgently, please leave a message at: 514-485-9933.

Tuesday and Thursday, May 5 and 7, 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, May 5, 7:30 pm, Children's Chapel
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, May 7, 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! Contact:  Sandra Hunt at 514-484-5559.

Friday, May 8, 7:00 pm, Thomas Room
Lesbian Social Discussion Group
 
A Lesbian Social Discussion Group meets monthly on Friday evenings 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. We will have a different topic each time (e.g., discussion of lesbian books, films we've seen, topics of interest in current gay culture; we may also occasionally plan a potluck meal). Topics evolve according to members' interests. I' started the group because I've found there's a scarcity of places in downtown Montreal for lesbians to gather on a regular basis. One more gathering is planned in this first series, always on the second Friday of the month, i.e., June 12. For more information and to offer suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me, Carole Tenbrink at 514-563-2429     
 
Saturday, May 9, 5:30 pm.   
Trevor Juhl Presentation  

Maligayang! Join Trevor Juhl for a presentation about his pilgrimage to the Philippines. There will be a Filipino-inspired dinner, raffle and silent auction.  Dinner at 5:30, presentation at 7. Suggested donation $20 for dinner and presentation; $10 for presentation only (half-price for children six and under).

Sunday, May 10, 10:30 am
It’s Not Your Mother Who Made You Weird:  You Just Are.
Rev. Diane Rollert with Krin Haglund
Music by Sandra Hunt with Geneviève Demers, soprano
Krin Haglund began her career as an acrobatic clown. She recently directed the successful circus show Cirque Prom, tackling the absurdities of a high school prom, and is currently working on a show exploring motherhood and embracing eccentricity. She joins Rev. Rollert in an offering of verbal and physical reflections on the challenges of character and motherhood.

Sunday, May 10, 12:15 pm, Thomas Room  
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee Meeting

All are welcome. On Sunday, May 24, we will offer a fundraising Soup and Dessert lunch,prior to the trombone concert with Matthew Russell. The funds will go towards the music program Viva! Musica! at Kahnawake and St Gabriel school in Pointe St Charles, where the children learn to play violin, cello and other instruments. For more information, contact Christina or call her at 514-630-7523