What's Happening This Month



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. Contact Maider Martineau.

TRC Reading Group
Sunday, February 4 and 18, and March 11 and 25, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, Thomas Room
Danielle Webber, our sabbatical minister, will be running a reading group during her time here in Montreal. Having spent a significant amount of her ministry focused on social justice for First Nations people and educating individuals about the history of Canada’s colonization of Aboriginal people, Danielle would love to share her knowledge with the Montreal church. The group will gather four times during the course of the three months she is with us to read and discuss the Commission’s Summary of the Final Report. If you are interested in participating or have questions about the program, please contact Danielle at Danielle@ucmtl.ca
Dates and further details will be shared with those interested. Please fill out this linked form to register: https://goo.gl/forms/oNZBnOwvVSpDI6n92


March 2018

The Caring Network coordinator for March is Nancy Lorimer, nancyddl@videotron.ca, 514-482-3205 with backup from Joan Hongoh, joan.hongoh@gmail.com, 514-488-5381

Thursday, March 1, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Thomas Room
Caring Network

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Concert—Les marginaux des années '20

Admission, a suggested donation of $25 or what you can afford.  
Andréanne Brisson-Paquin, soprano,Vincent Ranallo, baryton, Brigitte Poulin, pianoThree renowned, award - winning musicians performing a beautiful programme of songs by
Unitarians George Brewer and Alfred LaLiberté along with other great composers of that period such as Ravel, Charles Ives, and Erik Satie.


Sunday, March 4, 10:30 am
Worship Service

In Dreams Begin Responsibility
Mark Abley
Music by Maider Martineau and Sandra Hunt
Dreams are as essential as bread — we couldn’t live without them. To place limits on dreams is to constrict the imagination. But what if the urge to create runs into conflict with the need to bemorally responsible? The Irish poet William Butler Yeats quoted an old saying at the start of one of his finest collections of poems: “In dreams begin responsibility."


Tuesday, March 6, 12 - 1:15 pm, Thomas Room
Seeking the Sacred in Stories, facilitated by Danielle Webber

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 UCM office.


Sunday, March 11, 10:30 am
Worship Service
Pathways of Creativity

Danielle Webber
Music by Maider Martineau, Olivier Arsenault, Patricia Ho-Yi Wang and Chloe Hart
With special guests this morning sharing their understandings of creativity in music and dance, we will be looking at many different ways to engage with creativity. How do we start on the path, what keeps us there, and how do people find joy, frustration, elation and fury? No matter where you are on the pathway of creativity, even if you think you are not on it at all, we hope this service will stir something inside you.


March 11, 12:00 pm
RE lunch

Our March RE Community lunch will follow the service on March 11th. The lunch is offered as a gift to the community, for which there is no cost. Your additions of nut-free desserts are always appreciated, as are your donations to support youth and young adults traveling for spiritual and professional development. We usually have leftovers - if you'd like to bring some of David and Jim’s amazing soup home with you, please bring a container with you to church.

Sunday, March 11, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Garden Room
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee Meeting (SECC)

All are welcome! For more information, please contact Cym Gomery, jeanromberry@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 -  8:30 pm, Garden Room
Council Meeting

The Council enables UCM groups to cooperate, coordinate, and discuss UCM policy. All are welcome. Contact Shoshanna Green.

Thursday, March 15, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Thomas Room
Wardens’ Meeting

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Sunday, March 18, 10:30 am
Worship Service
Creative Passion or Spiritual Practice?

Danielle Webber
Music by the Parts in Peace choir, led by Maider Martineau, with accompaniment by Sandra Hunt and guest musician Benjamin Tremblay Carpentier
There are so many ways to live into our creativity: in spurts of activity, with regular practice,
in constant, overwhelming flows. Sometimes we draw it out of a dry well. How do we understand these different modes of creativity? Two models of creative expression have gained popularity: as an expression of passion and as a spiritual practice. What are their differences? What are their similarities?


Sunday, March 18, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Garden Room
Collage Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of creative play and self-exploration using collage. We work quietly at our own pace (without instruction). Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No experience necessary. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com. Childcare is available upon request.

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Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 am
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group: Letter Writing

Join us for a brief and friendly discussion of background information on the issue of the day. Bring writing paper and envelopes. Coffee, tea, addresses and stamps are provided. Write letters if you are moved to do so. All are welcome.

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Wednesday, March 21, 12:30 pm
Midday Meal with Music

All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a tasty meal followed by a piano concert by advanced students. Enjoy a midweek interlude with friends. Plan to attend each month and enjoy meals produced by different members of our community. Contact Elizabeth Anglin, 514-937-4095

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Wednesday, March 21, 1:45 pm
Music in the Afternoon

The guest artists are pianists Maxi Chen and Cédric Bax.


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Sunday, March 25, 10:30 am
Worship Service

Creative Spirit Jam
Danielle Webber
 with Sandra Hunt, Katherine Childs, Yvette Salinas, and Many Others!
Come to worship this morning with your creative selves ready to play! 
The worship and staff team have gathered multiple creative opportunities for you to join in on. Interested in playing hand bells with Sandra? Or Dancing with the children and Chloe? Perhaps you want something more contemplative and would like to try your hand at writing or visual art? We will also have an opportunity for you to play with fiber, yarn, and stitching floss; or building blocks and Lego. Please join us this morning as we worshipfully create.

Sunday, March 25, 12:15
The congregational meeting scheduled for this date has been postponed. It will be rescheduled sometime in April. 


Sunday, March 25, 12 -2:30 pm, Thomas Room
Ruth di Giovanni Film Series

The SECC film in March is Addicted to Plastic, a Canadian documentary that looks at modern society's prolific use of plastic, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.

Monday, March 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Awareness of Indigenous Cultures Speaker Series: Lisa Koperqualuk

Lisa Koperqualuk is the founder of Saturviit, the Inuit Women's Association of Nunavik. She grew up with her grandparents in Kuujjuarapik, Kangirsuk and Puvirnituq. She has a Master's degree in anthropolgy from Laval and has worked for the Makivik Corporation, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq School Board and Nunsvik Sivunitsavut.