What's Happening Sept 29 - Oct 5, 2014

This coming Sunday, October 5, at 10:30 am, the service will be Our Eleventh Emotion: Awe, Our Changing Climate, and the People's March  and will be presented by Nicoline Guerrier, Candidate for Unitarian Universalist Ministry.

It's the first Sunday of the month so please bring non-perishable fool items to share with the NDG food depot. During the month of Ocotber, half of the money in the collection baskets will go to the Mile End Community Mission. 

This coming Friday at 6:00 pm is the first First Friday Potluck Supper sponsored by SECC. The documentary film "Five Broken Cameras"will be shown after the meal.

For more information and details about the week's activities, see below.

Tuesday, September 30, and Thursday, Oct 2,  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, September 30, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall  
Carmina 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.   
Friday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal   
We are starting October with one special date:  a dessert party on a Friday and starting at the unusual time of 7:00 pm instead of our usual Thursday rehearsal at 7:25pm. Everyone who would like to try us out for the choir is invited. I would love to see more tenors and baritones!  I will make a cake and bring a few bottles of wine to help our piping!
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. We offer these songs to complement the service themes, generally once a month at a Sunday morning service.  Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available online at www.ucmtl.ca/choir-practice/
Contact:  Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.

Friday, October 3, 6:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
First Friday Potluck Supper of the church year
The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee is hosting this evening and after the meal will show the documentary film "Five Broken Cameras" which has received several awards.This is a deeply personal, firsthand account of peaceful resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Discussion to follow. (Any group can attend the potluck supper and then continue on to  their own activities.) Contact: Christina at 514-630-7523.
Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Garden Room
Open Collage Workshop (1st Saturday of the month)
Caroline Balderston Parry anchors this workshop, held almost monthly. Drop in any time! The room (on the nursery level) will be set up with supplies and quiet music for the duration, but plan to give it at least two precious, soul-restoring hours. Bring a bag lunch if you want and any photos or other images you especially like. All are welcome!
Contact: Caroline at 514-622-2173 (cell) or 514-481-8462.
Sunday, October 5, 10:00 am
Children's Choir rehearsal
Final rehearsal for today's singing at Service.
Sunday, October 5, after the 'Time for All Ages'  
R.E.: We roll up the carpets in the Children's Chapel and get serious about chopping veggies together and cooking our sauce. (see R.E. item under September 28) Sign up for Mystery Friends at the registration table or at the R.E. office. Letter exchanges begin Sunday, November 16.  

Sunday, October 5, 10:30 am
Our Eleventh Emotion: Awe, Our Changing Climate, and the People's March  
Nicoline Guerrier, Candidate for Unitarian Universalist Ministry
The neuropsychologist Paul Pearsall has called awe "our eleventh emotion."  What role does awe play, both in our changing climate and in the groundswell of voices calling for a dramatic change in the way we inhabit this planet?
Parts in Peace will sing a short benediction by the Music Director of the Toronto Neighbouhood UU church, Susanne Maziarz.