What's Happening June 15 - 21, 2015

The Sunday service, June 21 at 10:30 am, will be The Power of Words presented by Mark Abley. Music will be provided by Sandra Hunt and family (Gary, Vanessa and Matthew Russell). In this service, poet and journalist Mark Abley will explore the capacity of language to heal, to inspire, and to hurt. Why do certain words have such extraordinary power over us? Do we take language too seriously -- or not seriously enough?

Mid-month activities for this week include the Letter-Writing Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group meeting on Wednesday at 10:30 am. The Midday meal with music is scheduled this Wednesday at 12:30pm. Trevor Juhl will be doing a presentation on his trip to the Philippines this Sunday after the Sunday service at 12:30 pm.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 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

Wednesday, June 17, 10:30 am, Garden Room
Letter-Writing Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group

All are welcome at our monthly letter-writing meetings. Topic: Human Rights Issues in the 2015 Election.  All are welcome. Background information for this month's topic is from Amnesty International Canada. Join us around a table for a brief, friendly and informal discussion, following which we may write our own individual letters, on paper or via e-mail. Bring writing paper and envelopes (or your laptop). If you prefer an evening meeting, please reply to that effect and it will be arranged. E-mail copies of the briefing documents are also available upon request. Join us! Bring a friend! More information? Contact:  Carol Greene at 514-933-4532

Wednesday, June 17, 12:30 pm
Midday Meal with Music

If you were at the May Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact Elizabeth Anglin at 514-937-4095 to register for this month's lunch. Cost is $5.00. Visitors are always welcome. Please let Elizabeth know if you could help out by setting table, serving, clearing up, etc.

Every third Wednesday of the month following the Midday Meal and starting about 1:30 pm, a gifted student or students from Montreal's advanced music schools provide us with a free hour-long concert. Its an easy and interesting way to meet young musicians, hear about their lives, and enjoy some glorious music.. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday, June 21, 10:30 am
The Power of Words
Mark Abley
Music by Sandra Hunt and family (Gary, Vanessa and Matthew Russell)
In this service, poet and journalist Mark Abley will explore the capacity of language to heal, to inspire, and to hurt. Why do certain words have such extraordinary power over us? Do we take language too seriously -- or not seriously enough?
 
Sunday, June 21, 12:30 pm, Thomas Room
Trevor Juhl Presentation

Did you miss Trevor Juhl's Philippine Pilgrimage Dinner/Presentation May 9th? Here is your chance to hear his presentation. Trevor will be serving refreshments in Phoenix Hall after the service on June 21 followed by his presentation in the Thomas Room at 12:30 pm until approximately 2 pm. Donations towards the remainder of his micro-loan gratefully accepted. Childcare available. If possible, please reply to  trevorjuhl@yahoo.com or 514-775-2043.