What's Happening January 17 - 24, 2016

Our service on Sunday, January 24 at 10:30 am, will be Fleshly, Fleshy Spirituality: A Bidnite Sermon by Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Louise Halperin and Maider Martineau. To everything there is a season: a time to laugh, a time to cry, and a time to blush. Modern humour laughs at the body and sex a lot. Why is it that we we are so uncomfortable with ourselves? "What would it mean to see the body not as something to be transcended as we attain spirituality, but as something transcendent in itself?” That’s the assignment our minister must face this Sunday, upon request of Shoshanna Green, winner of last year’s Bidnite sermon topic raffle.

The third week of the month is always a busy one. This Wednesday the 20th, the Letter Writing Group meets at 10:30 am, followed by the Midday Meal with Music starting at 12:30 pm. The UCM Winter Social will be Friday the 22nd at 5:30 pm and promises to be a lot of fun! The Ruth Giovanni Film series will be at noon on Sunday the 24th. Later that afternoon, the UCM Drum Circle will meet from 4 - 6 pm.

For more information, continue reading below.

Tuesday and Thursday, January 19 and 21, 10 am- 12 pm
Play Group

We welcome children under 5 on a drop-in basis accompanied by a (grand)parent or caregiver. Pack a snack for your child. Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session/family is suggested. Contact: Melani Litwack, 514-775-2043

Wednesday, January 20

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Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group - Letter-Writing, 10:30 am, Darwin or Garden Room
We meet for coffee and friendly discussion of a current issue. This month we will be encouraging, likely in the form of letters, the new Federal Government to proceed with the implementation of some of the items in the platform of the Liberal Party with which we agree. An example would be international action to restrict the trade in small arms. Contact: Carol Greene 514-933-4532.

Midday Meal with Music, 12:30 pm
If you were at the September Midday Meal, there is no need to register. Otherwise, please contact Elizabeth Anglin or call 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.

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Music at Midday
Following the Midday Meal, we'll have a short half hour concert featuring Armenian/Canadian teenager Nazani Sevarjian. Presently a student at Dawson, she composes music on the piano and also electronically. Here is a link you can click to hear a few of Nazani’s compositions: https://soundcloud.com/nazanii

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Thursday, January 21,  7:00 pm
Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal
Join this loving and supportive mini-community which participates once a month in Sunday morning services and rehearses every Thursday at 7 pm. Contact: Maider Martineau
 

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Friday, January 22, 5:30pm, Phoenix Hall
UCM Winter Social

Come enjoy a social evening with UCM friends of all ages! Goings on will include: an Ugly Mug Swap! (Bring your no-longer-loved mugs to give away, and bring home a new treasure! Enjoy soup in your new mug for dinner!); 25,000 Toques Refugee Hat Knitting Corner (Be part of the continental movement to welcome refugees to the frozen North – bring your own materials, or use some of the yarn provided to make a hat for a new Canadian). Childcare for ages 0-5 available in the nursery – children’s activities downstairs. Please bring desserts to share (no nuts)! Suggested donation: $5 per adult, $10 for a family, includes a soup & salad dinner.

Sunday, January 24

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Worship Service, 10:30 am
Fleshly, Fleshy Spirituality: A Bidnite Sermon

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Louise Halperin and Maider Martineau
To everything there is a season: a time to laugh, a time to cry and a time to blush. Modern humour laughs at the body and sex a lot. Why is it that we we are so uncomfortable with ourselves? "What would it mean to see the body not as something to be transcended as we attain spirituality, but as something transcendent in itself?” That’s the assignment our minister must face this Sunday, upon request of Shoshanna Green, winner of last year’s Bidnite sermon topic raffle.

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Ruth di Giovanni Documentaries Film Series, 12 pm, Thomas Room
The film title is yet to be announced.  For more information, contact Christina Duvander.

 

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Unitarian Drum Circle, 4-6 pm
The Drum Circle meets once a month on the fourth Sunday of each month. We meet 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 or call 514-426-1204.