What's Happening Jan 4 - Jan 11, 2015

Sunday, January 4 at 10:30 am,  join us for A New Year of Hope: Fire Communion Service for All Ages led by Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt. Start the New Year right by letting go and starting fresh. Adults and children of all ages are invited to join us for a magical morning as we watch last year's worries go up in smoke. R.E.: The Nursery is open and child care is provided but there are no R.E. classes or groups. The Children's Choir will meet on January 11. 

Sunday, January 11 at 10:30 am, the service will be Walking with Hope led by Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Jean Séguin, Denis Barsalo, Stuart Edding and Jane Critchlow. In anticipation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, where are we going and what are we doing, here in Quebec and Canada, as we witness racial tensions in the U.S.A.?

Play group resumes this week along with Parts in Peace choir rehearsals. The First Friday Potluck supper will be held January 9, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Caroline Balderston Parry anchors the Open Collage workshop, this Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.

For more information and details, continue reading below.

Tuesday and Thursday, January 6 and 8, 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, January 6, 7:30 pm, Phoenix Hall
Carmina Choir

Ability to read music is not necessary as learning aids are provided. A sense of humour is an advantage. For further information, please contact the director, Brian Brice, or call at 514-843-6497

Thursday, January 8, 7:25 - 9:00 pm, Phoenix Hall
Parts in Peace Choir rehearsal

The UCM's service choir, meets to sing all kinds of genres of music from the Indian National Anthem to French chansons, rounds and four-part harmonies.  We are committed to singing at least once a month at Sunday services so our musical choices reflect the message of the service. Bring a binder for your music and a pencil with eraser. Non-music readers are enthusiastically welcomed along with seasoned choristers.  You just have to love to sing -- or want to find your musical voice.  It's a great way to participate in the life of our church!  Recordings of voice parts for many of the songs we learn are available online at http://www.ucmtl.ca/ucm-music-resources
Contact:   Sandra Hunt, Director of Music, at 514-484-5559.

Friday, January 9, 5:30 - 8 pm
First Friday Potluck Supper

The Social and Environmental Concerns Committee hosts this event.
For info, call Christina at 514-630-7523.

Saturday, January 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Garden Room
Open Collage Workshop

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!
For more information: CBParry or call 514-622-2173 (cell) or 514-481-8462.

Sunday, January 11, 10:00 - 10:25 am
Children's Choir rehearses, and Sarah Albu visits the R.E. classrooms to share more music.

Sunday, January 11, 10:30 am
Walking with Hope

Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by Jean Séguin, Denis Barsalo, Stuart Edding and Jane CritchlowIn anticipation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, where are we going and what are we doing, here in Quebec and Canada, as we witness racial tensions in the US?