What's Happening January 4 - 10, 2016

Join us for Quoi ?!! I Don’t Get It! with Rev. Diane Rollert and music by Sandra Hunt at 10:30 am, Sunday, January 10. Humour has an incredibly cultural context. You can master another language, and still not get the jokes. Cultural humour can define who we are as separate from others. It challenges us to build bridges where the language of laughter can be universal.

Sacred Stories meets on Tuesday, January 5 with Rev Diane. The Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, January 7 at 7 pm. The Lesbian/Queer Social Discussion Group will meet at 7:30 pm on Friday, January 8. The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee will meet at noon following the service on January 10.

sacred-stories

Tuesday, January 5,  12-1:30 pm, Thomas Room
Seeking the Sacred in Stories

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Rollert
First Tuesdays of the Month: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.

Thursday, January 7,  10 am to noon, Nursery
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

Thursday, January 7,  7:00-7:30 pm - socializing, 7:30-9:00 pm - discussion, Thomas Room
Book Discussion Group

We will be discussing The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong. In this fictionalized biography of one of her distant forbears Armstrong limns a portrait of a feisty rebel, encouraging the reader to reflect on the benefits and costs of being a non-conformist. How far would you go to satisfy your heart's desire, even if it meant separation from your family, social opprobrium and physical danger? Contact: Valerie Broege at 514-488-4670

speak out

Friday, January 8, 7:30 pm, Thomas Room
Lesbian/Queer Social Discussion Group

This group meets monthly on a Friday evening to socialize, discuss topics of interest and provide a friendly place for lesbians to meet. This is a primarily English speaking group although francophones are certainly welcome. Topics will evolve according to members' interests. For more information: Carole Tenbrink at 514-563-2429.

Sunday, January 10

quoi

Worship Service, 10:30 am
Quoi ?!! I Don’t Get It!

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt
Humour has an incredibly cultural context. You can master another language, and still not get the jokes. Cultural humour can define who we are as separate from others. It challenges us to build bridges where the language of laughter can be universal.

Social and Environmental Concerns Committee (SECC), 12 pm, Thomas Room
All are welcome. For more information, contact Christina Duvander.