Welcome to the
Unitarian Church of Montreal Community
We are an open and inclusive faith community offering individuals and families many ways to nurture spiritual exploration and practice, participate in social justice, and to become a part of this vibrant community.
Join us Sundays at 10:30 am for our weekly service with an inspiring sermon led by our minister Rev. Diane Rollert, wonderful music, our children's programs, and lively discussion. Come visit us and experience our diverse community for yourself. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our fellowship. The building is handicap accessible with front and rear ramps.
Inquiry and Preconception
- Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Lillias Lippert and Parts in Peace Choir
Let’s be honest. We often begin with preconceptions and judge before we’ve even had time to ask the questions. How do we shift our patterns and embrace new ways of thinking? This may be a Sunday of true confessions from our minister as she considers her own approach to inquiry.
Enjoy a free soup and bread lunch after the service, a gift to our community. Please be our guest! Your contributions of nut-free desserts are welcome. We often have soup left over at the end of the lunch, please bring a container if you’d like to bring some home with you.
- With Katharine Childs, Director of Religious Exploration, Rev. Diane Rollert, and YOU!
Come get excited about our RE program and find out how we’d love for you to get involved!
Whether you’re a new parent in the program, an elder with stories to share, or a young adult member who feels called to work with children or youth, anyone with enthusiasm for religious exploration is welcome! Grab some soup from the Community Lunch and bring it downstairs for our conversation!
Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month until May to explore novels and engage in a conversation about what it means to be white; how it feels, the impact on others, and anything else we come up with. Each month we will discuss a novel in a safe and caring environment. Please send me an email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waking Up White, by Debby Irving. This memoir from a white, liberal northerner is a very accessible and relatable read and therefore a great starting place for folks who don’t know what they don’t know.
You are invited to a free game of Scrabble on the third Sunday of the month, following service and lunch. Come test your skills and vocabulary!
All are welcome at our monthly letter-writing meetings. We meet around a table for a brief, friendly and informal discussion of a current global concern.
February’s topic: “The Current Situation in Sudan and what can be done about it.”
All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert, followed by a concert of classical music performed by advanced music students. To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by contacting the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege, at 514-488-4670 or by email at email@example.com.
This month’s Music for an Afternoon features Edward Enner who will perform Phrygian Gates by contemporary American composer John Adams ( the latter is famous for his operas Einstein on the Beach and Nixon in China.) The concert starts as usual at 1:45 pm and all are welcome.
Sanctuary or Children’s Chapel
Join this loving and supportive community, which rehearses every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Their goal: to learn beautiful, accessible and fun songs from around the world, which they perform in a Sunday morning service once a month.
The African-American Spiritual
- Special guest: Floydd Ricketts with Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Floydd Ricketts and Sandra Hunt
We are pleased to welcome Floydd Ricketts to our service this Sunday to share his passion and extensive knowledge of the African American Spiritual. Floydd is a conductor, coach and doctoral student at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Most recently, he was the musical director and arranger for Choir Boy at the Centaur Theatre. His research focuses on the African-American Spiritual, it’s origins from West Africa, across the Middle Passage, and into North America; the evolution of the art form from monophonic hymns to intricate modern arrangements; and how to perform Spirituals well and within an informed and conscientious purview while diminishing the risk of offence or cultural appropriation.
On February 24 at noon there will be a congregational meeting to discuss the proposed resolutions for the CUC’s Annual General Meeting.
Among the proposed resolutions is a new way of calculating the Annual Program Contribution -- the amount that congregations share with the CUC every year. We will also debate the resolution which calls forth the CUC to draft a proposed 8th Principle. If you would like more information or would like to be part of the discussion for how UCM’s delegates should vote on these measures, you are encouraged to attend the meeting.