What's Happening Feb 23 - March 1, 2015

Our upcoming service on Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 am will be Why Surrender? led by Rev. Carole Martignacco. Music will be by Sandra Hunt, Please bring non-perishable food items to share with the NDG Food Depot.

During the month of March, half of the unidentified cash in the collection baskets will be donated to the Montreal Diet Dispensary which annually provides nutrition and moral support to 2,000 women in need during their pregnancy and the first months after their baby is born.

 Tax receipts will be at the welcome desk in the foyer for pick-up on Sunday morning. 

The Nursery Play Group will be on Tuesday and Thursday, February 24 and 26th. The Parts and Peace choir will be rehearsing on Thursday, February 26 starting at 7:25 pm. Le Cercle de Discussion débute vers 19 H 00, vendredi. The RE committee will meet after the service on Sunday at noon.

For more information and details about these and other activities this week, continue reading below.

Tuesday and Thursday, February 24 and 26, 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, February 24, 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, February 26, 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.

vendredi, le 27 février, 2015
Cercle de discussion

Lors de notre dernière rencontre, suite au visionnement du film < L'heureux naufragé >, nous avons trouvé qu'il y manquait un dénouement. Sommes-nous si heureux de vivre de façon tellement séculière qu'il y a une vide dans nos mains, de dire le chanteur dans le film? Comment combler ce vide? Nous essayerons ensemble de pondérer des possibilités de réponses lors de notre prochaine soirée de discussion.
Pour ceux et celles qui désirent partager leur souper avec nous (genre 'auberge espagnol' ou 'pot-luck'), nos portes sont ouvertes dès 17 H 30. Le Cercle de discussion débute vers 19 H 00 et normalement dure jusque 21 H 00. Hannelore Poncelet au 450-653-5694

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am 
Why Surrender? 

Rev. Carole Martignacco. 
Music by Sandra Hunt, piano  

Sunday, March 1, during the 'Time for All Ages'
R.E. is planning a "sock throw"  -- like we did a few years ago, to benefit St. Michael's Mission. UCM staff and teachers will line up on the Chancel, holding small baskets, and children and congregants are invited to throw new, clean, balled up socks at the baskets. It seems a great way to start the March theme of "surrender," don't you think? Please remember to purchase socks to donate.

Sunday, March 1, noon, R.E. Level
R.E. Committee meetin