What's Happening May 25 - 31, 2015

Join us Sunday, May 31 at  10:30 am for Characters with Character presented by Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt with Marie-France Boisvert. Do you have a favourite character from a novel? Has that character had an effect on your own character? Whether it's a positive role model or someone you'd never want to be, send a note to Rev. Diane with your thoughts.

Our usual weekly events including the Nursery Play Group, Carmina Choir and the Parts in Peace Choir will meet at their regular times. In addition, The Yellow Door Choir will present True Colours on Friday and Saturday May 29 and 30th at 7:30 pm. Special pricing is available for UCM members for pre-purchased tickets.

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

Tuesday and Thursday, May 26 and 28, 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 26, 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, May 28,  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 & Saturday, May 29 and 30, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary
The Yellow Door Choir presents "True Colours," directed by Roxanne Martel.

The Yellow Door Choir is back with a new and enticing program, a benefit for the Rock Camp for Girls, with the added bonus of a reduced admission price for UCM members. General admission is $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Special UCM admission is $15 or $10 for seniors and students. Buy your special-price tickets before May 26 by calling the church office at 514-485-9933. (Special price tickets are not available at the door.)

Sunday, May 31, 10:30 am
Characters with Character
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt with Marie-France Boisvert
Do you have a favourite character from a novel? Has that character had an effect on your own character? Whether it's a positive role model or someone you'd never want to be, send a note to Rev. Diane with your thoughts.

Monday, June 1, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
UCM Annual General Meeting

Please mark your calendars for our AGM. Each year, members and friends have a unique opportunity to get a brief update on the church's accomplishments over the past twelve months, ongoing projects that are helping to shape our community, as well as the challenges that confront us in the year ahead.  This is also an occasion to fête the church's Unsung Hero for 2014-15, someone who has made an outstanding contribution "behind the scenes" to our congregation.
This community is yours and mine. For this reason, it is so important for each of us to attend the AGM and to feel a personal connection to what goes on inside our walls. Please join us.

Following is the slate of candidates for positions on the Board of Management:
 President:  Stanislaus Mackiewicz
Vice-President:  OPEN
Treasurer:  Hélene Boucher
Secretary:  OPEN
Past President:   John Inder
Council Moderator:  Shoshanna Green
Members-at-large:  Harvey Shepherd and Sophie Beaudoin-Dion
Stewardship chair:  Prue Rains
Two positions remain open.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested in one of these, please contact Petrina Lee Poy, Membership chair.
Procedures for the presentation of Resolutions at Business Meetings are posted in Phoenix Hall for your interest prior to the meeting.