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. The first fall rehearsal is September 7. Contact Maider Martineau.



Creative Play Group
Monday 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. For more information, contact Yvette.

MONTHLY EVENTS - October, 2017


Sunday, October 1, 10:30 am, Worship Service
Call Me Maybe

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau and the Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom Women’s Ensemble directed by Rona Nadler
Life is a series of connections and disconnections. How do you reconnect when you’ve fallen out of touch?


The Pragmatic Mystic, George MacKenzie Brewer, 12:30 pm


Tuesday, October 3, 12-1:15 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, October 5, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Thomas Room
Caring Network


Sunday, October 8, 10:30 am, Worship Service
A Tapestry of Gratitude
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt
Long ago, the Christian mystic Meister Eckhart said that if the only prayer you ever said was thank you, that would be enough. How do we connect with gratitude in our lives in the best of time and in the worst of times? If you have a reflection to share about gratitude, send it to rev.dianerollert@gmail.com.

Monday, October 9 - UCM office closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Council Meeting

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

Thursday, October 12, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Wardens' Meeting

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Sunday, October 15, 10:30 am, Worship Service
Connecting with the Light
Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Sandra Hunt and the Parts in Peace Choir directed by Maider Martineau
Special guest Sudeshna Maulik, traditional Hindu dancer
What are our spiritual connections? Inspired by the Hindu celebration of Diwali, we consider the connections that go beyond kinship and human connection.


Sunday, October 15, 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, October 18, 10:30 am
Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group: Letter Writing

Join us for a friendly discussion of a current issue, and, if so moved, write letters to your MP or the appropriate government official. Our group began as an initiative of the Montreal branch of the World Federalist Movement-Canada. Contact Carol Greene, 514-933-4532.

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Wednesday, October 18, 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 mid-week 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, October 18, 1:45 pm
Music at Midday

Daniel Tselyakov will perform a  Rachmaninoff Sonata, the Chopin Barcarolle, and Kapustin Variations. He made his debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In April 2014. He has appeared as a soloist with thr Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto), the Canadian Sinfonietta (Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals), the Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Bach Concertos) and the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini and Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto).

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Sunday, October 22, 10:30 am, Worship Service
Missed Connections

Rev. Nicoline Guerrier
Music by Maider Martineau and Louise Halperin
As we move through life a rich play of connections - and missed connections - shape our loves, our disappointments, our challenges and our yearnings. What might it all mean?


Sunday, October 22, 12:00, Thomas Room
Ruth di Giovanni Documentary Film Series

Countdown to Zero shows us how the nuclear threat has only grown in unexpected ways and moved in new directions in this documentary. There are 23,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. In Countdown to Zero, a number of leading politicians and political analysts discuss the question of nuclear war in the 21st century and what can be done to eliminate the weapons once and for all. 

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Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:30 (after the film)
SECC Luncheon

SECC members are invited to Restaurant Tehran, 5065 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, to celebrate the work of retiring SECC co-chairs  Christina Duvander and Patricia Phillip for their leadership on the SECC Committee, and their years of dedication to the cause of social justice. The new co-chairs are Emily Drysdale and Cym Gomery.

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Saturday, October 28, 5:30 pm
Annual Halloween Social
Join your UCM friends of all ages at our annual Halloween social!  Enjoy festive fall food (bring a nut-free dessert to share!), pumpkin-related fun in the Art Hive for kids, youth, and elders, and a chance to get to know folks in our community! Share in a light supper, play a tabletop game with friends, and feel free to BYOB. Don’t forget to wear your costume! All are welcome including our extended community and public.
Contact Melanie Litwack.



Sunday, October 29, 10:30 am, Worship Service
Connecting the Unconnected

Rev. Nicoline Guerrier
Music by Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
Many embrace the goal of making sure the world's 3.9 billion "unconnected" people get connected to the internet. But what have we learned about how technology reshapes our sense of what it means to be "connected"? How has life in the digital era changed you?


Sunday, October 29, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
October RE Lunch

Our October RE 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.