Merging Waters Mid-Week

March 29, 2017


April 2nd BUC, Lent V

April 9th Union Palm Sunday, Easter Chocolate Sale

April 14th BUC Good Friday

April 16th Union Easter Communion Continental Breakfast

April 23rd BUC

April 30th Union

May 7th Arboretum Earth Day Service Spare Parts


Sit comfortably on a chair or lie in bed before getting up in the morning.


Close your eyes and take several long, deep breaths through your nose.


Ask yourself: “What is my heart’s desire? What do I wish for myself, for my loved ones, and for the world?” The Dalai Lama has a simple way of testing our intentions: “Is it just for me, or for others? For the benefit of the few, or for the many? For now, or for the future?”


State your intention for the day. For example: Today may I greet everyone with the love that is in my heart.


You might like to repeat the following four lines adapted from the traditional Tibetan prayer of the Four Immeasurables:

May all beings attain happiness.

May all beings be free from suffering.

May all beings never be separated from joy.

May all beings abide in equanimity.




 Soup Pot Cinema: We will be showing Temple Grandin Wed. April 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Union’s Adair Hall. Hope you can join us for a fun evening. Please e-mail us back with your offering of soup, bread, or ice cream.

Suggested donation: $7 per person, but not if you bring soup or bread or ice cream. We need: 5 soups: (large pots) 6 bread: (3 people, please bring 2 bread each and butter or margarine) Individual ice creams: (Enough for 15 people): Popcorn: Susan DVD: Susan

Temple Grandin (2010) 8.3 stars 1h45min. Biography/Drama. 32 wins, 34 nominations

This film is based on a true story of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. The film allows the audience to experience the world much as she does, while recounting her colourful life and remarkable achievements. Despite many setbacks, she graduates with a degree in psychology and pursues a master’s degree in animal science. Temple faces sexism while attempting to integrate into the world of cattle ranching, but succeeds in revolutionizing practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses. Come join us for a fascinating film! Trailer:


Merging Waters Easter Continental Breakfast – Sunday April 16th from 9 – 10 a.m. at Adair Hall, Union Church. Tickets $5 per person will be available following the April 2nd service at BUC and the April 9th service at Union.

March Coffee House Isabelle Young Trio is opening for the John Speed Band. March 31st. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 p.m. Also, don’t forget the extended Boutique 24 hours on Coffee House Weekends. Boutique 24 will be open from 6- 9 p.m. Friday Mar 31st and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 1st

The Outreach Committee and Dix Mille Villages, Pointe Claire, bring to you Fair Trade Chocolates for Easter! On Palm Sunday, April 9, after the service, we will have a table in Adair Hall with Fair Trade Chocolates available for purchase. The prices range from $3 to $9. We can accept cash only.

Fair Trade Chocolate takes child labour out of the equation and gives the growers, their families and communities respect, dignity and a better quality of life. Fair Trade means each purchase you make casts a vote for the kind of world you want to live in.

Anne-Marie Kubanek, for the Outreach Committee 3


The True Pot Luck Lunch scheduled for Palm Sunday has been postponed. As soon as a new date is chosen we will advise you

West Island Lenten Lunches are being held each Wednesday between 11:30 & 1:00 from March 8th to April 12th in the hall at Christ Church Beaurepaire. Please note that they have been extended by a week to make up for the cancellation the week of the big snowstorm.

Union Church is presenting a festive evening of Cabaret entertainment to celebrate the arrival of spring. The eclectic fare will range from French chansons to Broadway show tunes, to favourite opera choruses and comedy skits and parodies. As a theme in the show involves cats, part of the proceeds will go towards CASCA – a cat shelter in Vaudreuil-Dorion. So come join the high spirits and, as the song says ‘Life is a Cabaret, old chum, Come to the Cabaret!’ Saturday April 22, 8:00 p.m., 24 Maple, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue,QC Info: Jan Langelier 514-453-7103

Unfortunately, it was not possible to show the TED Talk that Christine Bryce and Mark Weber had planned for last week’s service. For those who are interested, here is the link:

Many Faces, ONE Humanity…

A special musical concert to support Syrian refugees. Featuring musicians and a joint choir from Summerlea United, Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist and Merging Waters (Union Church and Beaurepaire United). Desserts and refreshments following the concert.Saturday, May 6th, 7:30 p.m. Union Church, 24 Maple, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Tickets $15 in advance, with suggested price of $20 at the door.Tickets: Jan Langelier 514-453-7103, or

A Message from BUC Musical Director Michael Woytiuk… It has been almost 2 months since I opened a YouTube channel to offer my piano recordings for free on the internet as part of my music ministry.

There have been over 1500 views in 23 countries so far. I now have 11 videos on-line. My latest addition is “1 HOUR OF PIANO CLASSICS FOR STUDYING AND RELAXATION”. Simply type in “Michael Woytiuk 1 hour of piano classics” in your web browser and you will find it. These are all pieces that I played in the series “Calming Classics”. 4


The Book Discussion Group has chosen a New Book! Read now and attend a discussion group in early May!

Putting Away Childish Things by Marcus Borg

In Putting Away Childish Things, Marcus Borg weaves his insightful teachings on Christianity into a new form—fiction. In this compelling tale, we meet Kate—a popular religion professor at a liberal arts college in a small midwestern town who thinks her life is right on track. She loves her job, is happy with her personal and spiritual life, and her guilty pleasure consists of passing her afternoons at the local pub with a pint of Guinness and a cigarette. Life is good. Kate is up for tenure when it all starts to go wrong. A colleague warns her that her books are too Christian and too popular. She is offered a visiting professor job at a prestigious seminary, which sounds like the perfect solution except for one complication—it is the same seminary that employs the professor she had an affair with years ago. Kate now has to face her past and watch as the ramifications unfold in ways she never imagined.

In the classroom, students ask for her views on Jesus, the Bible, and homosexuality, controversial topics that Kate candidly addresses until outraged parents start campaigning for the school to get rid of her. Through it all, Kate faces the toughest challenge yet—a crisis of faith that leaves her questioning what she believed so strongly before. Putting Away Childish Things is an engaging way for readers to learn about the important issues dividing Christians today. Along the way, we join with the characters to ask the hard questions such as what does the Bible really teach? Who is Jesus? What is the nature of faith today? This is a story that promises to leave us different in the end than when we started, as we learn how even in the twenty-first century, God works in mysterious ways.

Amazon and Chapters online

On Kindle and Kobo at $11.99 Cdn

Paperback at $14.38 Cdn if ordered on line.

The Pierre Gallant/Nadia Theobal Nina Simone show is coming up next week. Here are the details: Saturday, April 8, at the Upstairs Jazz Club, 1254 Mackay St. (off Ste Catherine, near Guy). Three sets: 8:30, $15 cover charge for the whole evening; 10:15, $10 cover charge for rest of evening; 11:30, free. Singer, piano, bass, drums, guitar.

Yoga with Bryson Davis

Regular yoga is still ongoing 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Adair Hall – $7.50 per class If you wish to participate, you must call Bryson at least 24 hours before each class to confirm your participation at 514-980-0905.

Just a friendly reminder that bulletin covers can be sponsored. You can sponsor a bulletin to celebrate or congratulate someone, in memory of a loved one or for no reason at all! Cost of sponsorship is $25. Look for forms at the back of the sanctuary or call or email Jane at either church office. 5


Community News

Dorval Strathmore United Church Players present their annual murder mystery dinner show,“MURDER ON THE BLUENOSE TO VALDOR 11”, written and directed by Steve Gillam.

Five Saturdays in April: 1st. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show starts at 6:30.Tickets are $40 & $35 (students & seniors) Tickets includes the 4 Act play and a 4 course meal.Cash bar.All tickets sold in advance. Call 514-631-9879 Or order online:

All Seniors who are residents of Beaconsfield are invited to a free party in the library of Beaconsfield High School-Thursday April 6th from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments and entertainment by the students. Drivers and escorts are welcome to stay for the event.

St Columba House will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary Gala April 27th at the Paradoxe Theater,5959 Monk, Ville Emard. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Sylvie Desgroseilliers and Silent Auction. Tickets are $125 (tax receipt of $95.)

Artisan Fair & Book Sale, on Saturday, April 8th, from 10am – 3pm at Summerlea United Church, 225-50th Avenue, Lachine. There will be over 35 artisans displaying their beautiful crafts, delicious home baking, and many books at great bargain prices! A lunchroom serving quiche with soup, salad & homemade dessert will also be available between 11AM & 2PM for $10 (advance ticket $8). For information or to purchase a lunch ticket in advance, call Susan at 514-634-2651

Ste Genevieve United Church – 4697 Boul St Jean, D.D.O. H9H 2A7 is hosting a “Chinese Auction” on Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 6pm. Chicken a La King Supper – Adults $15.00 / Children 10 and under $7.00. RSVP by Thursday April 23 514-626-4795 Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 11:00am. Advance Ticket Sales Only.

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Come shop for a variety of used & new items.

Don’t forget to visit our bake table, used book sale and treat yourself to a hot dog lunch! Half and half tickets available 6


Learn Effective Mindful Meditation from Stephen Schettini, Former Buddhist Monk · Mindfulness Teacher, Author, Coach · 40 Years Experience

DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE GET to know Stephen for free by listening to his set of ten daily meds: 10-minute guided mindfulness meditations · CLICK HERE

FREE TALK April 12th at Union United Church. 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Being Overwhelmed and How to Overcome it with Mindfulness Meditation, by Stephen Schettini

Nova West Island is pleased to collaborate with the Lakeshore Association of Artists for their 29th Spring Art Exposition. April 21st from 7-9:30 p.m., April 22nd and 23rd from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Raffle Tickets sold on site. Fritz Farm.