What's Happening May 11 - 17, 2015

There will be a Service Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia led by
Kirstin McKeown with music by Louise Halperin at 10:30 am on Sunday, May 17. Please join us!

During the week, Rev. Rollert will facilitate Seeking the Sacred in Stories on Tuesday, May 12 at noon. The Book Discussion Group will be meeting Wednesday, May 13 at at 7 pm.

Thursday May 14 at 6:30 pm, everyone is invited for the ordination of Nicoline Guerrier. This will be our first ordination, a festive event with invited speakers, compelling music, refreshments and pride in the accomplishments of our good friend. We are all invited to celebrate the occasion, after which we can officially call her The Reverend Guerrier! 

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

Tuesday and Thursday, May 12 and 14, 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 12, Noon - 1:15 pm, Thomas Room
Seeking the Sacred in Stories facilitated by Rev. Diane Rollert

Bring your own brown bag lunch and join this ongoing group, as we deepen in community and search for meaning in the stories we read. Copies of stories will be available from the office (upcoming dates: May 12, and June 9)

Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 13, 7:00 pm, tea; 7:30 pm, Thomas Room
Book Discussion Group

In David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Beginning with the real story of what happened between Goliath, the giant, and David, the shepherd boy,three thousand years ago, join us to discuss how Gladwell draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the modern world around us.
Contact:  Kathy Douglas: 514-488-9608

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Everyone is Invited to Ordain Nicoline!

Ordination is the final step in the process of becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. In our tradition, ministers are ordained not by other ministers, or by an over-arching organization, but by a church congregation. Because of her long relationship with the Unitarian Church of Montreal, Nicoline Guerrier has asked us to ordain her. This will be our first ordination, a festive event with invited speakers, compelling music, refreshments and pride in the accomplishments of our good friend. We are all invited to celebrate the occasion, after which we can officially call her The Reverend Guerrier! The details are   below:
The Unitarian Church of Montreal invites you to celebrate the ordination of Nicoline Guerrier to the
Unitarian Universalist Ministry. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 Boulevard de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec
All are welcome! Childcare available. RSVP to ordination@ucmtl.ca

Sunday, May 17, 10:30 am
A Service Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia
Kirstin McKeown
Music by Louise Halperin