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 7:00 pm.

October 2018

The Caring Network coordinator for September is Nancy Lorimer with help from Joan Hongoh.

The UCM church office will be closed on Friday, October 5.

Tuesday, October 2
Seeking the Sacred in Stories, facilitated by Rev. Diane Rollert, 2:00 - 1:30 pm, Thomas Room

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


Sunday, October 7
Worship Service, 10:30 am
Gifts from Our Ancestors
Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and special guests, Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa, choreographer of contemporary works and dancer of the traditional jig with Alexis Chartrand, musician. 
On this Thanksgiving Sunday, we’ll consider the gifts that we’ve received from our ancestors. The children will stay with us throughout the service. There will be something for everyone, from deep thoughts to fun music and multigenerational interaction. This Sunday also kicks off our annual financial commitment campaign.

Wednesday, October 10
Wardens Meeting, 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Friday, October 12
Child Haven International Benefit Evening, 6:00 pm

Karnak Shriners Hall, 3350 Boul. des Sources, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC
Indian cuisine and cash bar. There will be a silent auction and Bazaar treasures from India, Nepal, Tibet and Bangladesh. Get your tickets before October 5 for $45 or $50 after October 5th. (8 years or under free; 9-17 years $20)
For information call Conny Bélanger at 514 541-3381 or reserve at www.childhaven.ca before October 5 or phone 613 527-2829.

Friday, October 12
Pathway to Membership — Chemin vers l'adhésion Unitarian Church of Montreal — Église Unitarienne de Montréal, 5.30 p.m. - Dinner and fellowship, 6 - 8:45 p.m. - Learning and activities Childcare upon request.

Would you like to know more about Unitarian Universalism? Would you like to become a member of the Unitarian Church of Montreal? Join Petrina Lee Poy and Rev. Diane Rollert  to learn more and to meet others seeking a spiritual home.
Come to be welcomed, nurtured, inspired and challenged.  Help this community take action in the world. Please RSVP with Petrina at 514-485-5555 or membership@ucmtl.ca .

Vous aimeriez en savoir plus concernant l'Unitarianisme universaliste? Aimeriez-vous devenir membre de l'Église Unitarienne de Montréal? Venez partager une soirée avec Petrina Lee Poy et Rév. Diane Rollert afin d'en apprendre plus et de rencontrer d'autres personnes en quête d'un sanctuaire spirituel.
Pour trouver accueil, enrichissement, inspiration et défis, joignez-vous à cette communauté qui est en action dans le monde.SVP reservez votre place avec Petrina au 514-485-555 ou membership@ucmtl.ca.


Sunday, October 14
Worship Service, 10:30 am
Bringing Your Spirit Home
Rev. Diane Rollert and Carol McGregor, Female Chief of the Bear Clan in Kahnawake with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert 
What are the blessings and burdens of our ancestry? What does it take to find a home for the spirit that helps you to stay grounded, honest and strong? Rev. Diane and others will join our special guest Carol McGregor, Female Chief of the Bear Clan in Kahnawake, in sharing stories and thoughts about our ancestors.

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Social and Environmental Concerns Committee (SECC), 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Thomas Room
All are welcome! For more information, please contact Cym Gomery.

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Wednesday, October 17
Marie-Berthe Issues Action Group: Letter Writing, 10:30 am, Garden Room
Bring letter-writing paper, iPad or laptop and join us for a brief friendly discussion over coffee or tea, and write your letter(s), if you feel moved to do so. All are welcome.

More information? Carol Greene, 514 933-4532, cpg4taxi@gmail.com.

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Midday Meal, Phoenix Hall, 12:30 pm
All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert followed by a concert of classical music, performed by advanced students.
To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by emailing or calling the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege, broegev@vaniercollege.qc.ca - 514-488-4670.
If you have never attended one of these lively interludes taking place on the third Wednesday of each month, we encourage you to try it out. Guests are welcome as long as you include them in your advance reservation.


Music for an Afternoon, Sanctuary, 1:45 pm



Sunday, October 21
Worship Service, 10:30 am
Campfires, Traplines, and Wildflowers
Amber Dawn Bellemare with music by Louise Halperin Amber Dawn Bellemare reflects on her spiritual journey of Truth, Healing and Reconciliation as a documentary filmmaker, a risk taker, and a Unitarian. Don't forget to invite your ancestors!

RE Lunch, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Collage Group, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Garden Room
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 Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com. Childcare is available upon request.


Sunday, October 28
Worship Service, 10:30 am
The Breath of the Ancestors
Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert with the Parts and Peace Choir
On this Sunday, we remember all our ancestors as we share in our traditional All Souls bread communion, as well as light candles for all the souls we have lost in our lives. The children will join us for their annual Halloween costume parade before going to their religious explorations program.

SECC Film Series12:00 - 1:30 pm, Thomas Room

October Ruth Di Giovanni series film: Beyond Crisis
Beyond Crisis is a story of hope for a rapidly changing world: a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of climate change, as told by over fifty diverse voices from across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. A hand-crafted portrait of a growing social movement united by our shared crisis, this film empowers YOU to continue the world's tough climate discussions at home, in school and in your community - to build a #SafeClimateFuture for all of us. The SECC will be welcoming representatives from the local Leap Chapter to chat with us after the film.

You may view the trailer here, or contact Cym Gomery, for more information about the film.