What's Happening: December 9th to December 16th

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Worship Service, 10:30 am, Sanctuary
Our Blue Boat Home: Earth as Sanctuary

Rev. Diane Rollert, music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert, Shawn & Geneviève Dohring

The Earth is our sanctuary, our mother, our blue boat home. There’s too much distracting us from the reality that we need to act soon and decisively to save our climate and our many beautiful natural sanctuaries from permanent, irreversible damage. How do we draw from our UU faith to take meaningful action? Full audio version now available:

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
International Human Rights Day at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal 
635 Sainte-Catherine West (McGill Metro)
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm; formal program 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Rev. Diane hopes you'll join her in attending the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral's interfaith event, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event will be a time of solidarity, action and contemplation. Emphasis will be placed on freedom of expression, both in speech and in religious expression. For any questions, you may contact the organizing committee at humanrightsday@montrealcathedral.ca.

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 pm
Parts in Peace Choir
Sanctuary or Music Office/Library
Everyone is welcome to join the UCM's designated Sunday Service Choir! All that is required is enthusiasm, a certain commitment to attend rehearsals in order not to let your colleagues down, and a binder and pencil. Our goal is to learn beautiful, accessible and fun songs from all styles and periods which we perform in a Sunday morning service once a month. Contact: Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert at 514-484-5559 for more information.

Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Worship Service, 10:30 am, Sanctuary
Stories of Sanctuary 

Rev. Diane Rollert with special guests the Nakhla and Al Mohammad families with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and the Yellow Door Choir
Immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers come to Quebec and Canada looking for sanctuary. In our own small way as a spiritual community, we’ve done what we can to help. On this celebratory Sunday, we’ll share stories of finding sanctuary as well as hear music for the season. This is the Sunday when we’ll sing and act out the Twelve Days of Christmas, a beloved annual tradition.

Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Annual Holiday Luncheon
11:45 am, Phoenix Hall
Everyone is invited to join us for a holiday luncheon. Feel free to bring a dessert to share.
(Don’t forget to label the ingredients so that we can care for those in our community who have severe allergies! Consider this an act of loving kindness!) Helpers are needed: for setting the tables, heating and cutting food, serving the food, and cleanup. Please contact Petrina at membership@ucmtl.ca if you can give a hand.

Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Scrabble Sunday
1:00 to 2:00 pm, Phoenix Hall

Everyone is welcome to join a free game of Scrabble on the third Sunday of the month, following service and lunch. Come test your skills and vocabulary! For more information, you can contact Annie-Lou (514-278-8956) or by email at annielouchester@gmail.com.

Event Suggestion
Canadian Unitarian Online Book Club
Winter has arrived in Canada, and wouldn't it be nice just to curl up at home and discuss a good book with like-minded folks, without having to brave the weather. Mary Maler is proposing to create an online book club. The club could meet every month or so, via Zoom, at a time which is convenient for everyone. At the moment, the suggestion is to meet on Sundays at 4:00 EST, to discuss some of the classics of Canadian literature. Please contact Mary Maler if you're interested.  

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