Midday Meal
Mar
20
12:30 PM12:30

Midday Meal

All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert, followed by a concert of classical music performed by advanced music students. To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by contacting the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege, at 514-488-4670 or by email at broegev@vaniercollege.qc.ca.

View Event →
Nowruz Dinner Party
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Nowruz Dinner Party

Join us in Phoenix Hall for an interactive contemporary Nowruz dinner party! Camellia Jahanshahi, our DREA in collaboration with the RE team and the Racial Justice committee, invites you to share in her favourite holiday with a night of food; poetry; music; and art! Norouz is the Persian New Year. A celebration of the Spring Equinox celebrated throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Click here to see the sign-up page and more information.

View Event →
 The Word from Wet'suwet'en - Sunday Service
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

The Word from Wet'suwet'en - Sunday Service

- Special guest Marlene Hale with Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

Wet’suwet’en chief, organizer and activist Marlene Hale will share a film and provide an update from the developing situation in the Wet’suwet’en Nation, where Coastal GasLink/Transcanada is proposing a 670-kilometer fracked gas pipeline. All five clans of the Wet’suwet’en have unanimously opposed all pipeline proposals and are asking us to stand in witness to their land rights.

View Event →
 Fundraiser in Support of the Wet'suwet'en at Unist'ot'en Camp
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Fundraiser in Support of the Wet'suwet'en at Unist'ot'en Camp

During coffee hour in Phoenix Hall we'll be holding a fundraiser in support of the Wet'suwet'en at Unist'ot'en Camp.  Wet'suwet'en chef, organizer and activist Marlene Hale will be on site to speak at our service and during coffee hour will answer any questions you might have and gratefully accept any donations to help her people in their struggle to protect their land from corporate interests.

View Event →
Collage Group
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Collage Group

Garden Room

Join us for an afternoon of creative play and self-exploration using collage. We work quietly at our own pace (without instruction). Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No previous experience is necessary to join. Please confirm your presence by contacting Avis Anderson or Janet Clancy at ucmcollage@gmail.com. Childcare is available upon request.

View Event →
March Against Racism and Xenophobia 
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

March Against Racism and Xenophobia 

On March 24th, there will be a major march in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination. Rev. Rollert, Katharine Childs, and members of the Racial Justice Committee invite you to join them as we march together to represent our congregation.  We’ll make signs after the service and leave together at 1:30 pm. Alternatively, you can meet us at Saint-Laurent metro station for 2:00 pm. If you plan to join us, let us know by emailing racialjusticecommittee@ucmtl.ca. For more details about the event, see the organizers’ Facebook page.

View Event →
Closing Words - Sunday Service
Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

Closing Words - Sunday Service

- Rev. Diane Rollert and special guest Moe Clark, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

We’re pleased to welcome a very special guest to close out our month’s exploration of reconciliation. Moe Clark is a multidisciplinary Métis artist, spoken word poet, educator, artistic producer, public speaker and activist. She creates poetic song and sonic landscapes of layered voice through looping pedal. In 2013 she directed the 10th Annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Montreal, the first bilingual edition of the six-day national slam festival, which highlighted Indigenous languages and the art of poetic translation. As a community arts educator, Moe facilitates writing, spoken word performance and looping pedal workshops in high schools, communities and with Indigenous youth.

View Event →

Awakening to Whiteness Book Club
Mar
17
12:30 PM12:30

Awakening to Whiteness Book Club

Thomas Room

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month until May to explore novels and engage in a conversation about what it means to be white; how it feels, the impact on others, and anything else we come up with. Each month we will discuss a novel in a safe and caring environment. Please send me an email for more details: margot@margothovey.com.

March:
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, the seminal book by Dr. Beverly Tatum.

View Event →
Kahnawake and Reconciliation - Sunday Service
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Kahnawake and Reconciliation - Sunday Service

- Special guests Carole McGregor and Wahiakeron with Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

 How deep is the river that divides Montreal and the First Nations reserve of Kahnawake? This Sunday we’ll share in conversation with two respected leaders of Kanien’kehá-ka. Carole McGregor is the Female Chief of the Bear Clan of Kanawake. Wahiakeron/George Gilbert is an elder, teacher, actor and consultant in the Mohawk language including for films such as Hochelaga: Lands of the Souls.

View Event →
Field trip to Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools @ Espace Libre Theatre
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Field trip to Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools @ Espace Libre Theatre

Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.

Come see the theatre play with us! Full details, including ticket purchase information and meet-up schedule, are available by clicking on this post.

View Event →
 Spring Equinox Pancake Pajama Brunch Party
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Equinox Pancake Pajama Brunch Party

Spring is almost here!  Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with a family-friendly brunch social - wear your pyjamas (or other comfy clothes!) and join the Religious Explorations program of the Unitarian Church in a delicious meal to welcome back the warmer weather. Meet your NDG neighbours and members of our church community.

Pancakes & sausages (pork and vegetarian), coffee, and juice, will be served. This FREE event is hosted by the Unitarian Church with support from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation Landmann Family Fund.

View Event →
RE Lunch
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

RE Lunch

Phoenix Hall

Enjoy a free soup and bread lunch after the service, a gift to our community. Please be our guest! Your contributions of nut-free desserts are welcome.  We often have soup left over at the end of the lunch, please bring a container if you’d like to bring some home with you.  

View Event →
In Memory of the Women - Sunday Service
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

In Memory of the Women - Sunday Service

- Special guest Marie-Josée Tremblay with Rev. Diane Rollert, with additional music by Lillias Lippert and the Phoenix Community Choir

We’re pleased to welcome Marie-Josée Tremblay, Métis filmmaker, folksinger and drummer, to share her music and film with us. On the Sunday closest to International Women’s Day (March 8), we pay tribute to the many missing and murdered Indigenous women whose stories deserved to be heard.

View Event →
 Seeking the Sacred in Stories
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Seeking the Sacred in Stories

Thomas Room

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Seeking the Sacred in Stories group, which meets once monthly. Each month we read a short story and then share in conversation that’s often powerful and surprising. Copies of each month’s story can be found in my mailbox in the upstairs hallway. Bring a brown bag lunch, if you’d like.

View Event →
From Holes to Whole - Sunday Service
Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

From Holes to Whole - Sunday Service

- Rev. Diane Rollert and Katharine Childs, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

To reconcile means to make things happen so that we can coexist in harmony. On this multigenerational Sunday, as we prepare to welcome many Indigenous guests in the coming weeks, we’ll consider what reconciliation means in very interpersonal terms and in broader social terms. Where are the holes in our lives that need to be make whole in order to find understanding, compromise, or restoration? 

View Event →
Congregational Meeting
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Congregational Meeting

On February 24 at noon there will be a congregational meeting to discuss the proposed resolutions for the CUC’s Annual General Meeting. 

Among the proposed resolutions is a new way of calculating the Annual Program Contribution -- the amount that congregations share with the CUC every year -- which could affect UCM’s finances. We will also debate the resolution which calls forth the CUC to draft a proposed 8th Principle. More specifically, this calls for the CUC and its congregations to accountably dismantle racism in our institutions and within ourselves. (This may be an adaptation of the UUA's proposed 8th principle.)  If you would like more information or would like to be part of the discussion for how UCM’s delegates should vote on these measures, you are encouraged to attend the meeting.

View Event →
The African-American Spiritual - Sunday Service
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

The African-American Spiritual - Sunday Service

The African-American Spiritual
- Special guest: Floydd Ricketts with Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Floydd Ricketts and Sandra Hunt

We are pleased to welcome Floydd Ricketts to our service this Sunday to share his passion and extensive knowledge of the African American Spiritual. Floydd is a conductor, coach and doctoral student at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Most recently, he was the musical director and arranger for Choir Boy at the Centaur Theatre. His research focuses on the African-American Spiritual, it’s origins from West Africa, across the Middle Passage, and into North America; the evolution of the art form from monophonic hymns to intricate modern arrangements; and how to perform Spirituals well and within an informed and conscientious purview while diminishing the risk of offence or cultural appropriation.

View Event →
Parent & Community Event
Feb
17
12:30 PM12:30

Parent & Community Event

- With Katharine Childs, Director of Religious Exploration, Rev. Diane Rollert, and YOU!

Come get excited about our RE program and find out how we’d love for you to get involved!
Whether you’re a new parent in the program, an elder with stories to share, or a young adult member who feels called to work with children or youth, anyone with enthusiasm for religious exploration is welcome! Grab some soup from the Community Lunch and bring it downstairs for our conversation!

View Event →
Pathways to Membership
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Pathways to Membership

Thomas Room

Would you like to know more about Unitarian Universalism? Would you like to become a member of the Unitarian Church of Montreal? Join Petrina Lee Poy and Rev. Diane Rollert to learn more and to meet others seeking a spiritual home. Come to be welcomed, nurtured, inspired and challenged.  Help this community take action in the world.

View Event →
Seeking the Sacred in Stories
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Seeking the Sacred in Stories

Thomas Room

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Seeking the Sacred in Stories group, which meets once monthly. Each month we read a short story and then share in conversation that’s often powerful and surprising. Copies of each month’s story can be found in my mailbox in the upstairs hallway. Bring a brown bag lunch, if you’d like.

View Event →
Internet Security Workshop
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Internet Security Workshop

Katherine Belisle, our communications specialist, and her partner, Jonathan Dupre, will be hosting a workshop on ways to protect yourself, your family, and other members of the congregation from online crime. No knowledge or experience necessary. Please bring a workbook and pen with you!

View Event →
Before Birth and After Death - Sunday Service
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Before Birth and After Death - Sunday Service

Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert & the Parts in Peace Choir

A child asks, “Where was I before I was born? Where will I go when I die?” and her parents find themselves at a loss for words. “Does it matter?” they wonder. Still the child hungers for answers to the questions that humans have been asking since the beginning of time. Maybe we can live with the mystery. Or maybe we need religion, philosophy or science to guide us and comfort us as we face the unknown.

View Event →
Vocal Workshop
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Vocal Workshop


Price: $25

Brooke and Eleuthera will facilitate a group vocal workshop for those who desire to gain more confidence in their singing; to sing more freely and with more ease; or who want to enjoy and explore singing in harmony. The workshop focuses on improving vocal technique in the group context. No previous musical background or music-reading skills are necessary.

View Event →
Awakening to Whiteness Book Club
Jan
20
12:30 PM12:30

Awakening to Whiteness Book Club

Thomas Room

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month until May to explore novels (and a podcast) in a conversation about what it means to be white; how it feels, the impact on others, and anything else we come up with. Each month we will discuss a novel in a safe and caring environment.

View Event →
Awakening to Whiteness Book Club
Jan
20
12:30 PM12:30

Awakening to Whiteness Book Club

Thomas Room

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month until May to explore novels (and a podcast) in a conversation about what it means to be white; how it feels, the impact on others, and anything else we come up with. Each month we will discuss a novel in a safe and caring environment.

View Event →
Religious Exploration Parent & Community Event: with Katharine Childs, Director of Religious Exploration, Rev. Diane Rollert, and YOU!
Jan
20
12:30 PM12:30

Religious Exploration Parent & Community Event: with Katharine Childs, Director of Religious Exploration, Rev. Diane Rollert, and YOU!

Note: CANCELLED for time being

Come get excited about our RE program and find out how we’d love you to get involved!  Whether you’re a new parent in the program, an elder with stories to share, or a young adult member who feels called to work with children or youth, anyone with enthusiasm for religious exploration is welcome!

View Event →
Voices of Mystery - Sunday Service
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

Voices of Mystery - Sunday Service

Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Brooke Dufton, soprano, and Lilias Lippert & Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

In every relationship there remains an element of mystery. Each of us perceives the world differently, and we can never fully know the other. Yet what beauty there can be in trying! On this interactive Sunday, we’ll make room for many voices to be heard as we share thoughts about our understandings of the mysteries of faith. 

View Event →
Midday Meal
Jan
16
12:30 PM12:30

Midday Meal

*Please note our date change for this month only. All are welcome! The cost is $5 for a delicious hot meal with dessert, followed by a concert of classical music performed by advanced music students. To enable our volunteer cooks to plan quantities, we ask that you reserve your place one week in advance by contacting the reservation coordinator, Valerie Broege, at 514-488-4670 or by email at broegev@vaniercollege.qc.ca.

View Event →