What's Happening Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2014

Coming up on Sunday, November 2 at 10:30, our service will be Days of the Dead, Days of the Bread, and Birthdays: An All Souls service with bread communion and candles of memory with Rodrigo Emilio Solano-Quesnel. Music will be provided by Geneviève Demers, Shawn and Geneviève Dohring, and pianist Sandra Hunt. RE plans to have a costume parade.

Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday, November 1!

In addition, the Montreal Dialogue Group meets on Tuesday at 10:am. Les activités en français ont lieu le vendredi à 18 h.

For more information and details about all of the week's activities, continue reading below.

Tuesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 30, 10:00 am - noon, Nursery
Play Group
We welcome children under five on a drop-in basis accompanied by a (grand)parent or caregiver. Pack a snack for your child(ren). Coffee is provided. Open to all, whether church members or not. No charge but a donation of $3/session per family is suggested. Contact: Melani Litwack at 514-394-2043 

Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm
The Montreal Dialogue Group

invites you to learn about the Hajar/Hagar School in Beer Sheba, Israel. Hajar/Hagar is a school where Arab and Jewish children learn together in Arabic and in Hebrew. The school's director, Uri Gopher,  and founding father, Anwar Al Hjooj, will speak about their efforts to build bridges between their communities. Please join us!
For more information: click here or contact Deena Roskies at 514-483-5763.

Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm. Phoenix Hall
Choir rehearsal  
The choir will be preparing music for a December seasonal concert, which will include excerpts from Carmina Burana, HMS Pinafore, light works, humorous music and a sing-along.To be a member of Carmina, no ability to read music is necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage. Contact: Brian Brice at 514-843-6497. 

Thursday, October 30, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal 
Sarah Albu will conduct weekly rehearsals to prepare the choir for our November Remembrance service. 

Vendredi le 31 octobre, 18 h 00, Salle Phoenix
Les activités en français

Auront lieu les quatrième vendredis du mois à l'exception d'octobre. Pour les soupers communautaires, chacun(e) apporte un repas à partager. Vers 19h30 nous nous organiserons pour recevoir des conférenciers, ou visionner des films, toujours suivis d'une discussion. Amenez vos ami(e)s, c'est une façon de leur faire partager les valeurs de notre communauté unitarienne universaliste en français.  
Hannelore Poncelet au 450-653-5694
Sunday, November 2, 10-10:25 am
Children's Choir with Sarah Albu.

All welcome!
Sunday, November 2, 10:30 am
Days of the Dead, Days of the Bread, and Birthdays:
An All Souls service with bread communion and candles of memory
Rodrigo Emilio Solano-Quesnel
Music: Singers Geneviève Demers, Shawn and Geneviève Dohring, and pianist Sandra Hunt
On birthdays and memorials, we celebrate the bookends of life as we usually see it.  Once in a while, we get to sit down for a meal with others, or with a simple piece of bread, and have a chance to see life in the bigger picture of every other soul, of time, space... everything! Even this simple sharing takes courage... Rod is a ministerial candidate with fond memories of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, and a big fan of mindful contemplation rituals, looking forward to sharing this special service with you!
[Rev. Diane Rollert will be in Halifax for the Canadian Unitarian Council's Eastern Regional Gathering. This is her first time away on All Souls, one of her favourite Sundays of the year.   She is pleased (though a little envious) that you will share this day with Rod.]
Sunday, November 2, during the 'Time for All Ages'  
R.E.: We will have a costume parade to remember Hallowe'en (All Hallow's Eve) and listen to visiting ministerial candidate, Rod Solano-Quesnel, who will explain the traditional way of observing the Latin American Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  
Mystery Friends: Sign up all this month with the R.E. office, and note that letter exchanges begin Sunday, November 16.