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.

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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.

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Collage Group
Feb
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.

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Midday Meal
Feb
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.

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Awakening to Whiteness Book Club
Feb
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.

February:
Waking Up White, by Debby Irving. This memoir from a white, liberal northerner is a very accessible and relatable read and therefore a great starting place for folks who don’t know what they don’t know.

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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!

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RE Lunch
Feb
17
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.  

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Inquiry and Preconception - Sunday Service
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Inquiry and Preconception - Sunday Service

Inquiry and Preconception
- Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Lillias Lippert and Parts in Peace Choir

Let’s be honest. We often begin with preconceptions and judge before we’ve even had time to ask the questions. How do we shift our patterns and embrace new ways of thinking? This may be a Sunday of true confessions from our minister as she considers her own approach to inquiry.

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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.

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 The Religious Experience - Sunday Service
Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

The Religious Experience - Sunday Service

The Religious Experience
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Special guest: Rev. Fred Cappuccino, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

The classic Religious Experience was that of St Paul on the road to Damascus. Paul immediately stopped persecuting Christians, and became one himself. Many religious people have devoted their lives to seeking a religious experience. One fellow named Mert inquired of (Methodist) Bishop Quayle, "Bishop, How can I have an experience of God?" The bishop said, "Well, Mert, Go into a deep forest…." The Rev. Fred Cappuccino will finish this story when he speaks…

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Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Parts in Peace Choir Rehearsal

Sanctuary or Children’s Chapel

Join this loving and supportive community, which rehearses every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Their goal: to learn beautiful, accessible and fun songs from around the world, which they perform in a Sunday morning service once a month.

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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.

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Grow your Mind - Ask a Question! - Sunday Service
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Grow your Mind - Ask a Question! - Sunday Service

Grow your Mind - Ask a Question!
- Chloe Hart, Camellia Jahanshahi, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

Our Unitarian ancestor Sophia Lyon Fahs encouraged children to ask questions and for the community around them to follow their curiosity and help them learn, tending the seeds of kindness, justice, and spirituality within them.  On this all-ages Sunday we'll explore the wisdom of asking questions and how we can all grow the garden of our minds.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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