What's Happening March 14 - 20, 2016

Rev. Carole Martignacco, will join us Sunday, March 20th at 10:30 am, for Discipline is Remembering What We Want, with music by Sandra Hunt, and Deidre McCay on sitar. Discipline is a way of shaping life so that it becomes a vehicle for making meaning. Our habits and actions serve our highest values.

The service will be followed by a fundraising lunch sponsored by RE. There will be a congregational meeting at 12:30 pm to discuss the 2015 financials. The Ruth di Giovanni Documentary Film Series will meet at 12:15 pm. The Collage group will meet later that same day from 1-4:30 pm. Other activities this week include the Midday Meal with Music held earlier in the week on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:30 pm. 

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

Play Group
Tuesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 17, 10:30 am - 2 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.


Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group: Letter-Writing
Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 am–12 pm, Darwin or Garden Room

Join us for a friendly discussion of a current issue, and if so moved, write letters to your MP or the appropriate government official. Suggestions for topics are welcome. An example: Why hasn't Canada signed the Arms Trade Treaty? Our group began as an initiative of the Montreal Branch of the World Federalist Movement-Canada, but it is open to all. The benefits: sharing points of view, becoming better informed about an issue of concern, acting on that issue, and receiving replies, which show that our letters have been read. Contact Carol Greene, 514-933-4532.

Midday Meal with Music
Wednesday, March 16, 12:30 pm

On the third Wednesday of every month we have a lunch at the church for all and sundry. If you cannot come to the lunch, you are welcome to come just for the concert afterward. Our music director, Sandra Hunt, persuades musicians, mostly pianists, to present a high-calibre, free concert (~1 hour). We urge people to come enjoy and support both the artist and Sandra.


Music at Midday
Wednesday, March 16, 1:30 pm

McGill students, Zachary Rubens and Charlotte Stewart-Juby, singers, and Parker Sheil, pianist, plan to present some masterpieces of vocal/piano repertoire including Schumann's Dichterliebe, and a selection of songs by Richard Strauss. Do attend this special concert!


Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 17, 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.


Worship Service
Sunday, March 20, 10:30 am
Discipline is Remembering What We Want

Rev. Carole Martignacco, with music by Sandra Hunt, and Deidre McCay on sitar.
Discipline is a way of shaping life so that it becomes a vehicle for making meaning. Our habits and actions serve our highest values. Rev. Carole Martignacco is the minister of UU Estrie, the North Hatley congregation. She has also served as our sabbatical minister several times. We are pleased to welcome her back.

RE Fundraising Lunch
Sunday, March 20, 12 pm, Phoenix Hall

Enjoy a delicious after-church lunch in Phoenix Hall, prepared by our master chef, David Horan. Your free-will contribution will support our youth and young adults participating in professional and faith development travel, including the ACM and CanUUdle in Vancouver in May 2016. Your dessert contributions (no nuts!) are always welcome!! Childcare provided. Contact Katharine Childs or David Horan.

Congregational Meeting
Sunday, March 20, 12:15 pm

We will meet to review the 2015 financials with our accounting firm, Oligny Salvati Inc., and to
confirm their appointment as the church’s professional accountants for the 2016 – 17 calendar year. A quorum of the voting membership is needed.

Collage Afternoon
Sunday, March 20, 1-4:30 pm, Garden Room

This is an opportunity for creative play and self-exploration using collage. We work quietly at our own pace. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No experience necessary. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com.


Ruth di Giovanni Documentary Film Series
Sunday, March 20, 12:15 pm, Thomas Room

Environmental photographer James Balog's film chronicles Arctic icebergs melting and disappearing at an alarming rate with breathtakingly beautiful photography. Contact Christina Duvander, 514-630-7523.