Join us Sunday, February 14 at 10:30 am for our worship service, Honouring Truth and Reconciliation. Honouring Truth and Reconciliation
Special Guests Elders Jean Stevenson and Delbert Sampson, with Rev. Diane Rollert
Music by special guest Nina Segalowitz, with Sandra Hunt and Maider Martineau
This Sunday we will be honoured by the presence of three exceptional guests: Elders Jean Stevenson and Delbert Sampson have been conducting traditional Native Ceremonies for urban Indigenous people since 1992, as well as providing spiritual guidance for Aboriginal inmates in the correctional system. Jean is Muskego Cree, a band member of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. She is a proud wife, mother, and grandmother who earned her Master of Social Work degree from McGill University. Delbert is Shuswap from the Adams Lake Band in British Columbia. He is a proud husband, father and grandfather and a certified Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, as well as a Residential School Survivor. Jean and Delbert are committed to living a spiritual way of life and sharing their knowledge with others. Our musical guest, Nina Segalowitz grew up in a mixed Jewish-Catholic household in Montreal after being forcibly separated from her birth parents. She has become a renowned performer of the Inuit vocal art after rediscovering her heritage.
The Reconciliation "World Café" Potluck Dinner is scheduled for Friday, February 12 at 6 pm. Sunday after the service, people will gather at UCM at 2:30 pm to travel together by metro to show our community support for the Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women.
Tuesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 11, 1- am - 12 pm, Nursery
We welcome children under five on a drop-in basis accompanied by a caregiver. Pack a snack for your child. Coffee is provided. Open to all. No charge but a donation of $3/session/family is suggested. Contact Melani Litwack, 514-775-2043.
Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, February 11, 7 pm
Join us for choir rehearsal with Maider Martineau, our new choir director. Come and participate in this loving and supportive mini-community, which participates once a month in Sunday morning services.
Reconciliation "World Café" Potluck Dinner
Friday, February 12, 6 pm
Come and share an informal discussion over a potluck dinner with UCM members and friends, and our invited honoured guests. What does Reconciliation mean to you? What part can our community play in building Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians? Come and be inspired by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to build a better world. Bring a side, salad, or dessert to share (no nuts!). Childcare available for ages 0 to 5. Children are also invited to participate in the dinner and discussion. Contact Katharine Childs.
Social and Environmental Concerns Committee (SECC)
Sunday, February 14, 12 pm, Thomas Room
For more information, contact Christina Duvander.
Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Sunday, February 14, 3 pm, Metro St-Laurent
Meet at church at 2:30 pm to travel together by metro to show our community support for the families and communities of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Vigils and marches for missing andmurdered women will be taking place across the country on this day, and will be attended by UUs from many communities. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like to remain at church between the service and the march. Contact Katharine Childs or Rev. Diane Rollert.
More info about the march: https://www.facebook.com/events/923717884350650/