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


February 2018

The Caring Network coordinator for February is Elizabeth Anglin, elizang@sympatico.ca, or 514-937-4095 with backup from Fran Nott.

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

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Sunday, February 4
Worship Service, 10:30 am

Intergenerational Interdependence
Danielle Webber, Rebekah Mobley-Kasner and Katherine Childs
Music by Jane Critchlow and the Parts in Peace Choir led by Maider Martineau and accompanied by Sandra Hunt What a better way to live into and explore our understanding of interdependence than to have an intergenerational service…with a twist? Please join us this Sunday for an innovative style of worship, and perhaps an innovative understanding of interdependence.

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Sunday, February 4, 12:00 pm
SECC Fundraising Lunch

SECC will host a fundraising lunch to benefit L'Itineraire, an organisation that helps homeless men and women. We will be serving David Horan’s famous soup, along with many other hot and cold dishes.



Tuesday, February 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, February 11
Worship Service, 10:30 am
By This We Live

Nicoline Guerrier
Music by Maider Martineau and Sandra Hunt
There’s a simple song we’ve embraced in our tradition. Its words remind us, “From you I receive, to you I give, together we share, and from this we live.” How does this dance of giving and receiving, central to all our lives, affirm and reinforce our essential interdependence?

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Sunday February 11, 2 pm
Valentine's Concert of Love Songs, Folksongs and Food Songs!

Featuring a collaboration of three Quebec Unitarian musicians: Kerry-Anne Kutz, music director from the Lakeshore Unitarian Fellowship; Maider Martineau, UCM choir and song leader; and Sandra Hunt, UCM music director. Suggested donation $25, or whatever you can afford. 


Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Thomas Room
Wardens’ Meeting


Sunday, February 18
Worship Service, 10:30 am

The Antidote to Perfectionism
Danielle Webber
Music by Maider Martineau and Louise Halperin
How can interdependence encourage us to move away from the concept of perfectionism: a need to be all things to all people, to constantly have everything under control, to be self-critical and to have an all-or-nothing approach to life? Is it possible to step away from the need to be perfect, and realize the resources all around us?


February 18, 12:00 pm
RE lunch

Our February community lunch will follow the service. 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, and we will be collecting contributions to support youth and young adults traveling for spiritual and professional development.


Sunday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 21, 1:45 pm
Music in the Afternoon

The guest artists are pianists Maxi Chen and Cédric Bax.



Sunday, February 25, 10:30 am
Worship Service
Love and Justice

Danielle Webber
Music by Maider Martineau
In May 2016, at the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Annual General Meeting , a motion was passed to adopt the following vision statement: “As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.” What does this vision statement ask of us? How are we expected to live this into the future of our world, and how will we ensure that Unitarian Universalism’s future is bright and focused?


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

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