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Greetings from UUEstrie, a liberal spiritual community that first gathered in the village of North Hatley back in 1886, as the First Universalist Church of North Hatley.

Join us Sundays at 10:30am for our weekly service.

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November 27rd Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.: “Yoga,” with Stéphanie Cormier

Join us for a very special service. Yoga for everyone. Bring your mat, other accessories will be available. The course will be accessible for anyone, and can be done on a chair.

Rejoignez-nous pour un service très spécial. Yoga pour tous. Apportez votre tapis, d’autres accessoires seront disponibles. Le cours sera accessible à tous, et pourra se faire sur une chaise.

November 27 @ 10:30 am

In Person at the church – Clean-up Day

As the title states, we will gather together to clean up the Church. After a long absence, the Church needs some tender love and care. (version française suit)

Comme le titre l’indique, nous nous rassemblerons pour nettoyer l’Église. Après une longue absence, l’Église a besoin d’un peu d’amour et de soins.

November 20 @ 10:30 am

[Via Zoom] Joining the Unitarian Church of Montreal – Remembrance day

All of our veterans who were members of “The Greatest Generation,” and who carried our Remembrance Day wreath for years, are gone now. They were among the generation that had a vision of the United Nations and who wrote and ratified the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. As members of subsequent generations, we are called to carry forward their legacy in a time when we are challenged by our own fears of a potential Third World War looming before us. We take this day to mourn what was and what is, and to find sustenance to uphold our dreams of the basic human right to live in peace.

Worship team: Rev. Diane Rollert, Katharine Childs, Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert, Shoshanna Green, Indigo Micciche.
Tech Team Coordinator: Annalise Peterson-Perry.

Join online here:
http://bit.ly/ucmtlsunday
Meeting ID: 824 8169 5864
Password: 317122
or by phone: 438 809 7799 Canada or 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free.

November 13 @ 10:30 am

(In-person) All Souls – Remembrance of lost loved ones

An ancient Celtic tradition describes this time of year as when “the veil between the two worlds is thinnest”. In this service we encourage everyone to share a personal testimony about someone important to them who has passed away in the recent past.

October 30 @ 10:30 am

October 23rd Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.: “Yoga,” with Stéphanie Cormier

Join us for a very special service. Yoga for everyone. Bring your mat, other accessories will be available. The course will be accessible for anyone, and can be done on a chair.

Rejoignez-nous pour un service très spécial. Yoga pour tous. Apportez votre tapis, d’autres accessoires seront disponibles. Le cours sera accessible à tous, et pourra se faire sur une chaise.

October 23 @ 10:30 am

Oct. 16 Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.: Joining Unitarian church of Montreal via zoom

Make Your Life an Adventure of Love
Guest speaker Stephen Sims

Musical guests: Back Alley Roots (Jane Critchlow, Roger Haughey and Larry Cassini)
Worship team: Rev. Diane Rollert, Katharine Childs, Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert, Shoshanna Green, Indigo Micciche.

Tech Team Coordinator: Annalise Peterson-Perry.

Each of our lives is a silent promise … discovering your hidden self … making our lives into a work of art … listening to stories of transformation.
Author Stephen Sims served as program director of a drug rehabilitation center in his native Montreal, and later, as director of a hospitality house for the homeless. Growing out of this experience, Steve set up an awareness education foundation to foster personal transformation – to encourage physical wellness, emotional literacy, and spiritual realization. Steve also initiated dialogues with educators and community development workers throughout the Eastern Himalayas. This cross-cultural experience was the catalyst for him to begin writing, and to establish an interdisciplinary wisdom forum to study diverse healing arts, transformational sciences, and the teachings of different spiritual traditions.

There is no need to register in advance to join us in person.
Join online here:
http://bit.ly/ucmtlsunday
Meeting ID: 824 8169 5864
Password: 317122
or by phone: 438 809 7799 Canada or 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free.

October 16 @ 10:30 am

Oct. 9 Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.: Thanksgiving, with Rev. Carole Martignacco

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving service led by Reverend Carole Martignacco.

This service is BOTH In Person AND via Zoom. Come to the church building, OR join by Zoom (email info@uuestrie.ca for the link)

10 juillet, le service du dimanche, 10 h 30.

Responsable du service : Camille Bouskéla; Musique : Mike Matheson
Ce service est À LA FOIS en personne ET via Zoom. Venez au bâtiment de l’église, ou rejoignez par Zoom (contacter info@uuestrie.ca pour le lien)

October 9 @ 10:30 am

Paul-Conrad Carignan, “Forbidden Native Ceremonies” / “Cérémonies autochtones interdites”

In several amendments to the Indian Act, the federal government reinforced the assimilation of Indigenous people by forbidding their cultural and spiritual ceremonies. Activities we see today at Native gatherings like smudging, Pipe ceremonies, sweats lodges, etc. were legally forbidden until 1951 when the federal restrictions were finally lifted. This PowerPoint presentation reviews these spiritual practices and questions why this attempt at cultural genocide was allowed to happen. (Service Leader: Gudrun Brand. Musician: Kevin Jensen.

Paul-Conrad Carignan is a federally-recognized metis of Anishnabe (Algonquin) and Huron-Wendat heritage. He has been on the Red Road of learning and sharing his Indigenous heritage for over 25 years. A Franco-Ontarian by birth, he presently lives in the Eastern Townships.

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Dans plusieurs amendements à la Loi sur les Indiens, le gouvernement fédéral a renforcé l’assimilation des peuples autochtones en interdisant leurs cérémonies culturelles et spirituelles. Les activités que nous voyons aujourd’hui lors de rassemblements amérindiens, comme la purification, les cérémonies du calumet, les pavillons de sueurs, etc., étaient interdites par la loi jusqu’en 1951, date à laquelle les restrictions fédérales ont finalement été levées. Cette présentation PowerPoint examine ces pratiques spirituelles et s’interroge sur les raisons pour lesquelles cette tentative de génocide culturel a été autorisée. (en anglais)(Responsable du service : Gudrun Brand. Musicien : Kevin Jensen.

Paul-Conrad Carignan est un métis reconnu par le gouvernement fédéral, du patrimoine anishnabe (Algonquin) et huron-wendat. Il est sur le sentier rouge de l’apprentissage et du partage de son héritage autochtone depuis plus de 25 ans. Franco-ontarien de naissance, il vit actuellement dans les Cantons de l’Est.

October 2 @ 10:30 am

Soundwalk – outdoor service at the church – with Ryan Frizzell

A Sound Walk is…

a listening exercise that helps us become aware
of our immediate acoustic environment.
It is also about the aesthetic pleasures of listening.
Listening to sounds we might otherwise have missed;
listening to the rhythm of sounds;
listening for the unique ‘voice’ of a city.

It’s about enjoying the sensual beauty and sheer surprise
of sound…

– From hildegardwesterkamp.ca

We will take a 20 minute easy walk in North Hatley to experience the sounds around us. In the event of rain, we will go inside the church for a sharing service.

September 25 @ 10:30 am