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.




June 2018

The Caring Network coordinators for June are Joan Hongoh 514-488-5381, joan.hongoh@gmail.com and Cheryl Cholavchu, 514-481-2768, ccholavchuk@gmail.com.

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Sunday, June 3, 10:30 am
Worship Service
Simplify My Life, Please! Flower Communion Sunday

Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
“I’m a recovering overfunctioner,” our minister likes to say. She also says, “I am definitely not a poster child for simplicity!” Join her as she reflects on what it could possibly mean to stop overfunctioning and live a simpler life. Step one: join us in a simple flower communion. Bring a single flower to exchange with someone else.

Sunday, June 3, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Montreal Annual General Meeting


Tuesday, June 5, 12 - 1:30 pm, Thomas Room
Seeking the Sacred in Stories, facilitated by Rev. Diane Rollert

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.

Thursday, June 7, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Thomas Room
Caring Network


Sunday, June 10, 10:30 am
Worship Service
J’te dis oui ! I Say Yes!

Rev. Diane Rollert and Normand Gosselin with music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau and special guest Vianney Desplantes on euphonium.
We begin life by saying yes with breath. We end life by saying yes to letting go. In between, there are milestones to be celebrated. How do we say yes to life through the many commitments that we make to those we love? Join us for a Sunday that lifts up the work of our lay chaplains as well as the ministry of saying yes, even in the darkest hours.


Sunday, June 10, 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.

Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Thomas Room
Wardens’ Meeting

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Council Meeting

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


Sunday, June 17 10:30 am
Worship Service
Simple Gifts

Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and the Basque group Sasi ardiak with Maider Martineau, Vianney Desplantes and Jokin Irungaray on the trikitixa, alboka, euphonium and percussion, and the Parts in Peace Choir, directed by Maider Martineau
This Sunday will be pure celebration and full of music as we say goodbye to our beloved song leader and choir director, Maider Martineau, who is returning to the Basque country in France, and to Yvette Salinas, who is stepping down as Religious Exploration Assistant (though she’ll still be with us!). This will be a time to say thanks for the music, the people (including fathers and father figures) and the many simple gifts in our lives. The service will be followed by a special reception in honour of Maider and Yvette.

1:00 pm -Join us for a special concert in the sanctuary with Maider, Vianney, Jokin, Parts in Peace, Sandra and others for a bittersweet goodbye celebration of Maider on her final day with us.

Sunday, June 17, 12:00 pm—(after the service)
RE Community Lunch and Picnic

At our last community lunch of the RE year, we're serving up a picnic-friendly menu with
sandwiches, fruits, and veggies, in addition to our usual soup offering.  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. If the weather is good, we'll be able to enjoy our lunch in the back garden in the sunshine!

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Sunday, June 17, 12:45 pm
Concert in Response to the Unthinkable - Maider's Departure

A farewell concert with lots of different musicians:  Maider Martineau, Jokin Irungaray and Vianney Desplantes, Sandra Hunt, Kerry-Anne Kutz, Margo Ellis, Louise Halperin, Jane Critchlow, Jean Seguin, Parts in Peace, possibly others!