What's Happening: November 18 - November 25


Midday Meal
Wednesday, November 21, 12:30pm, Phoenix Hall
Music beginning at 1:45 pm
All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert followed by a concert of classical music performed by advanced students. To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by emailing or calling the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege (broegev@vaniercollege.qc.ca) or by calling 514-488-4670. If you have never attended one of these lively interludes taking place on the third Wednesday of each month, we encourage you to try it out. Guests are welcome as long as you include them in your advance reservation. Following our tasty Midday Meal lunch, Basil Vandervoort-Charbonneau, our pianist and beloved summer musician, and Agnès Ménard, singer, have prepared a programme of beautiful repertoire to present. Bring your friends!

Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group Letter Writing
Wednesday, November 21, 9:30 am
688 Sherbrooke St. W., Room 243 (take escalator up to 2nd floor)
Please note that the Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action group will not be meeting at the church this month. Instead, they will be attending the final meeting of the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning discussion group on the book "The Parliament of Man." John Trent, Chairperson of the World Federalists of Canada and retired professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa will be speaking on United Nations Reform. Please reserve your attendance with Claire Adamson (adamsonclaire@gmail.com).

5 à 7 - Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana
Saturday, November 24 / samedi 24 novembre, Phoenix Hall
Please join us for a special 5 à 7 in Phoenix Hall to honour the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana as he prepares to develop a new UU French language website. Joignez-vous à nous pour un 5 à 7 spécial en l'honneur du Révérend Fulgence Ndagijimana alors qu'il se prépare à developer son nouveau site Web en français de l'UU.

Three years ago, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, founder of the Unitarian Church of Burundi, faced attacks in his church and was kidnapped. He was ultimately forced to flee his country and came to Montreal to seek asylum. Today he and his family are living in Saskatoon where he is embarking on a new ministry to build a French-language online UU community, based on the model of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Discover how you can help realize a long-awaited dream to bring the UU message to French speakers throughout the world.

Il y a trois ans, le Révérend Fulgence Ndagijimana, le fondateur de l'Église unitarienne du Burundi, s’est fait attaqué dans son église et a été kidnappé. Il a eventuellement été forcé de fuir son pays et de venir à Montréal pour demander l'asile. Aujourd'hui, lui et sa famille vivent à Saskatoon, où il entreprend un nouveau ministère pour bâtir une communauté UU en ligne en français, basé sur le modèle de la « Church of the Larger Fellowship ». Découvrez comment vous pouvez contribuer à la réalisation d'un rêve tant attendu, celui de transmettre le message de l'UU aux francophones du monde entier.

Let us know if you can make it. RSVP now.

Sunday, November 25
Worship Service, 10:30 am, Sanctuary

The Hero’s Journey
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Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana & Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt & Jean-Marc Girard
Joseph Campbell describes the traditional hero’s journey as beginning when we are thrown out of our everyday lives into unexpected challenges that ultimately transform us and push us into a new life. Three years ago, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, founder of the Unitarian Church of Burundi, faced attacks in his church and was kidnapped. He was ultimately forced to flee his country and came to Montreal to seek asylum. Today he and his family are living in Saskatoon and he is embarking on a new ministry to build a French-language online UU website and community, based on the model of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Join us to hear more about Rev. Fulgence’s heroic journey and how you can help to realize a long-awaited dream to bring the UU message to French speakers throughout the world.

Congregational Budget Meeting and Refugee Sponsorship Vote
Sunday, November 25, 12:15 pm, Sanctuary
Meeting to approve the 2019 budget. There will also be a presentation and vote about continuing our refugee sponsorship program. A quorum is required and all members are encouraged to attend.

SECC Film Series
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November 25, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, Thomas Room
Join us for a film viewing and group discussion. The Ruth Di Giovanni film series documentary for Sunday is The Occupation of the American Mind. Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. For more information visit: https://www.occupationmovie.org

See a full list of this month’s events here