Upcoming Worship Services

All services start at 10:30 am (unless noted) with childcare available.

Worship Calendar for the Holidays

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Sunday, December 3
10:30 am—Managing Expectations: Seeking the Spiritual and Avoiding Religion
Marc Boucher, with Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and special guests the Yellow Door Choir, directed by Roxanne Martel
Marc Boucher grew up in Montreal, the son of a Francophone Catholic father and an Anglophone Protestant mother. “Religion was always a contentious issue in my home,” he says. This Sunday, he’ll share his voyage of changing expectations as he found his way from the Buddha to Yogi Yogananda to a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Phoenix, AZ, and back home again.

12:00 pm—Celebration brunch in honour of the Al Mohammad family
Join us as well to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the arrival of the Al Mohammad family from Syria. A special brunch will be provided after the service.

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Sunday, December 10
10:30 am—What it Means to Come of Age

With the youth from the Coming of Age program and Rev. Diane Rollert, Danielle Webber (Sabbatical Minister), and Katharine Childs
Music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
Join the youth, young adults, and mentors of the Coming of Age group as we share some of our explorations of what leadership, worship, and Unitarian Universalism mean to us, and what expectations we have for ourselves and our community as we continue to grow together. This Sunday we’ll also meet Danielle Webber, who will be our sabbatical minister while Rev. Diane is away January 1 - March 31.

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Sunday, December 17
10:30 am—A Service for All Ages:
The Latke That Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Hanukkah Celebration

Rev. Diane Rollert with Katharine Childs
Music by Maider Martineau and the Parts in Peace Choir, Sandra Hunt and Louise Halperin
This year, our multigenerational celebration falls during the middle of Hanukkah, a time to share in a message of freedom, miracles and light. Bring your thirst for wonder and magic, as well as an empty stomach for our annual holiday luncheon, featuring potato pancakes (latkes!) and other delights.

11:30 am—Holiday Meal with Latkes
Join us for our annual holiday celebration, complete with potato pancakes and other goodies.

1:00 pm—Surviving the Holiday Malaise: A Gathering with Rev. Diane Rollert
The winter holiday season can bring up deep feelings of grief or loss. Perhaps you’re facing a time of transition or finding it hard to deal with the loss of light. This is a time to gather with others to share in conversation about the holiday blues and ways to make it through.

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Thursday, December 21
7:00 pm—Christmas Carol Choir Rehearsal, led by Maider Martineau

If you’d like to join the Parts in Peace choir in singing carols on Christmas Eve, come join us for this fun rehearsal. We’ll also practice a few songs for the Solstice service.

8:00 pm—Solstice d’hiver - Winter Solstice Celebration
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Maider Martineau and Louise Halperin
Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre pour une célébration du Solstice d’hiver. On the longest night of the year, come celebrate a service in the round with songs, readings, and the lighting of candles to welcome the returning of the sun.

Sunday, December 24
10:30 am—Lessons and Carols, Unitarian Style
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau

We’ll sing songs of the season and share a time of reflection together.

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5:30 pm—Veille de Noël - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Une célébration bilingue/ A bilingual celebration.
Rev. Diane Rollert, with musicians Sandra Hunt, Maider Martineau, Gary Russell, Margo Ellis and many others. We’ll sing the classic carols, read the Christmas Gospel, all with an open Unitarian Universalist spirit that is welcoming to everyone looking to rejoice in the beauty of holiday light, and fellowship. Everyone is invited for cookies and cider immediately following the service.  
Nous chanterons les chants traditionnels et nous partagerons l’esprit des Fêtes dans un contexte universaliste, qui accueille les gens désirant vivre la joie de Noël dans la splendeur de la lumière du moment et la fraternité. Après la célébration, nous servirons des biscuits et du cidre.

Sunday, December 25
5:30 pm—Christmas Dinner

All are invited to our annual Christmas dinner. Please RSVP for the meal by contacting Melani   Litwack at 514-775-2043, or melani_l@yahoo.com. If you can, bring sweets to share. The rest of the meal is provided.

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Sunday, December 31
10:30 am—Expectations for the New Year: Fire Communion

Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Maider Martineau and Louise Halperin
Join Rev. Diane (on her last Sunday before her three-month sabbatical), along with Maider, for a Sunday of facing our expectations for the New Year. We’ll share in our annual fire communion. Adults and children of all ages are invited to join us for a magical morning as we watch last year’s worries go up in smoke.