What's Happening February 1 - 7, 2016

Join us Sunday, February 7 at  10:30 am for Locating Ourselves in the Reconciliation Story with Rev. Diane Rollert, Margot Hovey-Ritter, and Mike Spence. Music will be by special guest MJ Tremblay, with Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau. A preparatory Sunday to explore our individual places in the narrative of reconciliation. Mike Spence, our building manager and member of the Cree Nation, will share his own story. Folksinger and drummer MJ Tremblay will share her music from the perspective of her Métis experience. Margot and Rev. Diane will lead us through some exercises to get us thinking about where and how we find ourselves in the story.

Later in the week, there is a Young Adult Mixer & Potluck taking place on Friday, February 6 at 6 pm. There will also be a congregational meeting at 12 pm following the service for an update on the status of our refugee sponsorship project. We will discuss the possibility of sponsoring a second, smaller family. 

Tuesday, February 2  & Thursday,  February 4
Play Group, 10:00 am - 12 pm, Nursery

We welcome children under five on a drop-in basis accompanied by a caregiver. Pack a snack for your child. Coffee is provided. Open to all. No charge but a donation of $3/session/family is suggested. Contact Melani Litwack, 514-775-2043

Thursday, February 4, 7 pm
Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal

Join us for choir rehearsal with Maider Martineau, our new choir director. Come and participate in this loving and supportive mini-community, which participates once a month in Sunday morning services.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 4, Thomas Room, 7-7:30 pm: socializing 7:30-9 pm: discussion

We will be discussing They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson. In this memoir Johnson reflects on what she learns about her parents and herself when faced with the daunting task of clearing out her huge family home in preparation for selling it after the death of her mother. Have you ever felt like an archaeologist digging through the "geological strata" of your own possessions or those of someone close to you? Contact Valerie Broege, 514-488-4670.

UCM Young Adult Mixer & Potluck
Friday, February 5, 6 pm, 1575 avenue Summerhill, Apt. 307, Montreal, QC, H3H 1C5

Are you 18-35 years old (or a couple years on either end of the spectrum)? Come mingle with the young adults of our congregation for a mixer & potluck dinner. Please RSVP to Phoebe Warren at least one daybeforehand. Some food and drinks will be provided but bring something to share! Contact Phoebe Warren, 514-213-9168.

Worship Service
Sunday, February 7, 10:30 am
Locating Ourselves in the Reconciliation Story
Rev. Diane Rollert, Margot Hovey-Ritter, and Mike Spence
Music by special guest MJ Tremblay, with Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
A preparatory Sunday to explore our individual places in the narrative of reconciliation. Mike Spence, our building manager and member of the Cree Nation, will share his own story. Folksinger and drummer MJ Tremblay will share her music from the perspective of her Métis experience. Margot and Rev. Diane will lead us through some exercises to get us thinking about where and how we find ourselves in the story.

Congregational Meeting
February 7, 12 pm, Sanctuary

We invite you to a special meeting on February 7 at noon following the service to discuss the advancement of our refugee sponsorship project. We have the opportunity to sponsor a second, smaller family and we would like to offer everyone the chance to discuss this possibility. Vous êtes invités à une réunion le 7 février prochain après le service (midi) pour avoir les dernières nouvelles du projet de parrainage d'une famille de réfugiés. Nous sommes inspirés et souhaitons discuter et proposer le parrainage d'une deuxième famille.