What's Happening This Month

WEEKLY EVENTS

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Parts in Peace
Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Join this loving and supportive mini-community which participates once a month in Sunday morning services and rehearses every Thursday at 7 pm. Rehearsals will continue in September. Contact Maider Martineau.

UCM creative play group

 

Creative Play Group Friday mornings, 10 am-12 pm
Get creative with art materials and a simple weekly art project to take home! The nursery will be open for youngsters to play when they are finished with their art. Suggested donation: $2 per child. Coffee and tea available for accompanying adults; light snack available for children. Bring indoor shoes or slippers, as well as clothes that can get messy. This group will return in the fall. For more information, contact Yvette.

 


MONTHLY EVENTS

July, 2017
 

UCM hands world

Sunday, July 2
Worship Service, 10:30 am
What Holds It All Together? Qu'est-ce qui maintient le tout ensemble?
led by John Inder with music by The Westmount Chamber Music Workshop and Basil Vandervort-Charbonneau
We live in a multi-national, polyethnic country. Many of us have come from other places, or our parents have. We have various gender identities that are more or less salient throughout the day. We come from various religious traditions. On top of all this variety, Unitarian-Universalists have no creed and welcome people from all faiths. Celebrating diversity is what we pride ourselves about, and it is a worthy project.
So what is on the other side of the coin? What is the unifying force? Are we all some kind of hybrid? Is that good, or not? How are we to find an authentic identity amidst the diversity? With no single myth to reference, are we losing our sense of self, our roots, our direction?
Talk of Dialogical Self Theory began in the 1992 due to the Dutch psychologist Hubert Hermans. Extending some insights of the psychologist William James and others, this approach may be a way to authentic self-discovery in a postmodern age. It also looks a lot like a traditional Melanesian world view.

Nous vivons dans un pays multinational, polyethnique. Beaucoup d'entre nous, ou nos parents, sont venus d'autres endroits. Nous avons diverses identités de genre. Nous venons de diverses traditions religieuses. En plus de cette variété, les Unitarien-Universalistes n'ont pas de croyance et accueillent les gens de toutes les confessions religieuses. Célébrer la diversité est ce dont nous sommes fiers, et c'est un projet digne de nos meilleurs efforts.
Alors, quel est l'autre côté de la pièce? Où est la force unificatrice? Sommes-nous tous des hybrides? Est-ce que c'est bon, ou pas? Comment trouver une identité authentique au milieu de la diversité? Sans un seul mythe à faire référence, perdons-nous notre sens de soi, nos racines, notre direction?
Les écrits sur la théorie du soi-dialogique a commencé en 1992 en raison de la psychologue Hubert Hermans. En approfondissant quelques idées du psychologue William James et du philosophe et critique littéraire Mikhail Bakhtin, cette approche peut être un moyen d'authentique découverte de soi en âge postmoderne. Cela ressemble beaucoup à une vision du monde mélanésien traditionnel.

July 2, 9, 16 (come to one, or come to all!),  Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Place: Westmount park (weather permitting). Group will meet at the front door of the library
Drop-in Art Classes: Drawing and Painting

Enjoy an afternoon outside in nature trying something new! Member of the congregation and art teacher, Deirdre McCay, is offering free outdoor art classes for the first three Sundays of July. This course will be a chance to explore either drawing or colour media (watercolour, oil pastel, etc.) with guided instruction as needed.
You will have the choice of capturing various subjects depending on your interest (objects, people, landscapes). Deirdre will demonstrate line drawing and other techniques that are suitable for all levels. Everyone welcome.
Materials: Participants with no experience can bring a spiral-bound sketchbook and black fine tip pilot pen.
Cost: FREE. Drop-ins welcome.
For more information, contact Deirdre at mccay.deirdre@gmail.com
To learn more about Deirdre, visit www.deirdremccay.com

Sunday, July 9
Worship Service, 10:30 am - TBA

Sunday, July 16
Worship Service, 10:30 am - TBA

Sunday, July 16, 1:00-4:30 pm, Garden Room
Collage Afternoon Sunday

This is an opportunity for creative play and self-exploration using collage. We work quietly at our own pace. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No experience necessary. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy, ucmcollage@gmail.com. Childcare is provided upon request.

Sunday, July 23
Worship Service, 10:30 am - TBA

Sunday, July 30
Worship Service, 10:30 am - TBA