Merging Waters Mid-Week

April 12, 2017



April 14th BUC Good Friday

April 16th: 7:00 a.m. Ecumenical Service St-Joachim Church, Pointe-Claire village.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Easter Continental Breakfast, Union

10:30 a.m. Union Easter Communion

April 23rd BUC

April 30th Union

May 7th Arboretum Earth Day Service Spare Parts

May 14th Union Mother’s Day; Pot Luck Lunch


Please note that the offices will be closed April 14th, 17th, and 18th for the Easter Holiday and that meditation is cancelled at Vicki’s on Tuesday afternoon April 18th.



For over 25 years, Christians from churches along the Lakeshore have gathered at 7:00 am on Easter Sunday to celebrate and give witness to the resurrection. This short bilingual, ecumenical service has been a highlight of many people’s Easter celebrations, and is one of the few times that we join together from our different churches. This year we will meet in front of St-Joachim Church, overlooking the lake, in the Pointe-Claire village.


Do you have tickets for the Cabaret April 22nd? Would you like to volunteer an hour of your time during the evening to work as a bartender or cashier? Al Davis is organizing a work schedule…Please contact him at 514-453-9154 or


The True Pot Luck Lunch will be held on May 14th right after church. Please bring whatever your heart desires to share! However, if you are planning to bake something as your contribution, why not bake a double batch and freeze half for the Bake Sale on May 27th?




The Union Church Cabaret is SOLD OUT! There is a waiting list, however, in the event of last-minute cancellations. To put your name on the list, please contact Jan Langelier: 514-453-7103


The evening of April 22nd, the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the Cabaret will begin at 8:00 p.m. Snacks, French Desserts and Bar items will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Please consult the menu below:




Le Cabaret du Chat Noir



Snack Bowl                            $2.00

Cheese Plate                           $5.00

Charcuterie Plate                   $5.00


French Pastries                      $5.00

Les Madeleines

Profiteroles avec ganache au chocolat

Les Macarons


Café, thé, & jus inclus


Red & White Wine     Glass     $ 5.00

Bottle   $ 20.00

Beer                                                   $ 4.00

Soft Drinks                               $2.00

Perrier                                          $2.00





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





The Book Discussion Group has chosen a New Book! Read now and attend a discussion group Tuesday May 16, 1:30-3 p.m. chez Vicki for the book discussion.

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.



Community News


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.)


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:



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.

TONIGHT! April 12th at 7:00 pm there will be a FREE TALK at Union Church entitled:


SPEAKER: Stephen Schettini, former Buddhist monk, mindfulness teacher, author, coach; 40 years experience
Stephen is a spiritual speaker with a flair for the practical. Trained in Tibetan Buddhism for eight years, he has a unique perspective on life, work and family. In this talk he draws on his rich experience as a contemplative, a teacher and coach to show you how you can better understand the nature of your own stress, and how to manage it.
This FREE TALK will be followed by a six-week workshop, also at Union, entitled:
Five Things You Need to De-Stress & Get Back on Track

MORE INFO: visit or call 450-458-8030.



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.



Summerlea Refugee Support Coalition Fundraising Concert, Tuesday, April 25, 7:30pm at Summerlea United, 225 – 50th Avenue, Lachine.  Octet Plus Choir will perform under the musical direction of Connie Osborne, Choir Director at Summerlea Church.  Suggestion donation is $15.




Ste Anne Singers

Join us for a concert celebrating 30 years of song, including many audience favourites. In honour of Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th, our programme features music from Quebec and across Canada. You will hear the premiere of an arrangement of “Belle, embarquez” by Mes Aïeux, commissioned for us by Radio-Canada as part of a 150th anniversary project, and the Quebec premiere of an award-winning composition by our own Martin Fairbank. Former members of the choir will also add their voices to two special pieces (for the April 29th concert).


Saturday April 29
8:00 p.m.

Union Church
24 Maple Avenue
Ste-Anne de Bellevue

Tickets: $20 (12 years and under: $5)


Sunday April 30
2 :00 p.m.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
400 Saint-Paul Street East

Free admission (donations accepted)

Join us in celebrating the 20th edition of the Montreal’s FADOQ Games from May 8 to May 13, 2017.  This sporting event for people aged 50 years and over brings together more than 500 participants annually and takes place in a participatory rather than competitive context. Badminton, Softball, Running, Golf, Walking, Swimming, Pétanque, Bowling, Pickleball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball are the 12 sports in the program. An olympic rendez-vous for Montreal’s 50+ crowned by a medal ceremony and Awards gala. Set the athlete in you free!

Registration deadline: April 18, 2017


For more information:

Olivier Gauthier

( 514) 271-1411 Poste 222