What's Happening September 14 - 20, 2015

Join us Sunday, September 20 at 10:30 am with Rev. Diane Rollert for The Risk of the Clean Slate with music by Sandra Hunt and Gary Russell. In the Jewish tradition, this is the time of the High Holy Days when the New Year has begun and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, lies only a few days ahead. It is a time to let go of the wrongs of the past year; to ask and to offer forgiveness. This Sunday we consider what risks need to be taken to wipe the slate clean so that we can be truly open to change and transformation in our lives.

RE registration is starting with registration available online. Don't forget to sign your online registration form at the registration table in the lobby. Paper registration forms are available from Katharine or Yvette on September 13th, or from the registration table on September 20th, 27th, or October 4th.

Wednesday, September 16, will see the Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group - Letter Writing group meet at 10:30 am and the Midday Meal with Music at 12:30 pm. The Unitarian Drum Circle meets Sunday the 20th from 4- 6 pm.

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

Tuesday & Thursday, September 15 & 17, 10:00 to noon in the 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, September 15, 7:30 pm
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 514-843-6497.

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Wednesday, September 16, 10:30 am
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group - Letter Writing
All are welcome to our letter-writing meeting. The theme of our letters this month will be what Canada should be doing to meet the increasing demands and challenges to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Where Canada was once top-ranked among UN troop-contributing countries, it now ranks 66th. We will also discuss WFMC’s Federal Election Toolkit, and plans for the future of the group. Join us! Bring writing paper and envelopes (or your laptop).More information? Send an email to cgreene@sympatico.ca or call 514-933-4532.

Wednesday, September 16, 12:30 am
Midday Meal with Music
If you were at the June Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact elizang@sympatico.ca or call at 514-937-4095 to register for this month’s lunch. Cost is $5. Visitors are always welcome. Please let Elizabeth know if you could help out by setting table, serving, clearing up and so on.
Music at Midday
Every third Wednesday of the month following the Midday Meal, a gifted student or students from Montreal’s advanced music schools provide us with a free hour-long concert. It’s an easy and interesting way to meet young musicians, hear about their lives, and enjoy some glorious music.
Today's concert will feature a recital by Eliazer Kramer, a pianist from the Université de Montréal, who is completing his Master’s degree there with Paul Stewart. Eliazer will play Scriabin’s “Black Mass Sonata” and the Brahms “D Minor Piano Concerto,” for which we will roll in the upright piano to use as a substitute orchestra. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, September 17, 7:30 pm
Part is Peace Choir Rehearsal

Join this loving and supportive mini-community which participates once a month in Sunday morning services and rehearses every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Sunday, September 20, 10:30 - Worship Service
Rev. Diane Rollert, music by Sandra Hunt and Gary Russell
The Risk of the Clean Slate
In the Jewish tradition, this is the time of the High Holy Days when the New Year has begun and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, lies only a few days ahead.  It is a time to let go of the wrongs of the past year; to ask and to offer forgiveness.  This Sunday we consider what risks need to be taken to wipe the slate clean so that we can be truly open to change and transformation in our lives.

Sunday, September 20, 4-6 pm
Unitarian Drum Circle

The Drum Circle meets each month to share the joy of rhythm, celebrate community, and connect to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Please bring your own drum if you have one; otherwise, you are welcome to share ours. There is no charge, but each month we will have a donation box for a local charity. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact ann_beer@hotmail.com or call 514-426-1204.