Merging Waters Mid-Week

May 10, 2017


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

May 21st BUC

May 28th Union

June 4th  BUC Pentecost

June 11thUnion Aboriginal Sunday

June 18th BUC Father’s Day Salad Potluck Lunch

June 25th Baie-D’Urfé Town Hall Outdoor Ecumenical Service




This is an invitation to anyone who wishes to be part of the discussions about the United Church of Canada’s remits that were explained to many after the Merging Waters AGM on February 26, 2017 at the meeting of the Official Board of the Merging Waters Pastoral Charge on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7:30PM at Union Church Adair Hall.

There were some members who spoke to me after the meeting following our Merging Waters AGM to say that they felt these decisions should have been voted on in a Congregational meeting. However, we are obliged to vote at the Official Board of Merging Waters.  It was decided to invite anyone who wishes to be part of the discussions prior to the Board’s vote to attend this meeting without having the right to vote.

If you wish further information about the remits to be voted on, please go to the United Church of Canada website and follow the links to General Council remits.

Please feel free to speak to me or to Lyle Cruickshank if you have any questions or concerns.

On behalf of the Merging Waters Official Board, Jan Langelier Co- Chairperson. 514-453-7103





The True Pot Luck Lunch will be held on this Sunday May 14th right after church. Please bring whatever your heart desires to share! Sandwiches, salads, cheese and crudités are always popular! Please note that there are lots of sweets left over from the Refugee Concert last week so these will not be needed…


After church on May 14th, Lynn Thompson will have some note cards for sale, with all proceeds going to the church. Most of the cards have origami designs made with recycled church bulletins. However, this particular “batch” includes cards with designs from another paper source.  Several months before she passed away, Joan Hadrill emailed Lynn, asking if she would like to have her remaining origami paper supply.  Lynn gladly accepted and so many of the cards have designs (mostly peace doves) made with Joan’s paper.The cards are 6 for $5.




It’s subscription renewal time for the Observer, the national magazine of the United Church of Canada. Please consider renewing or starting a subscription to this interesting and informative magazine at a cost of only $25 per year.

FOR UNION FOLK: You may pay by cash or cheque made out to the Observer and leave it in Ivy Lewis’ mailbox in Adair Hall by Sunday, May 21st. For further information, please contact Ivy Lewis, Union Observer Representative at 514-457-9139 or

FOR BEAUREPAIRE FOLK: You may pay by cash or cheque made out to the Observer and give to Jane during her office hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30-2:30) or slide an envelope under her door by Sunday May 21st.


“Spring is here and it is Plant Sale Season!”

  • Beaurepaire United Church May 13th 9:00 – 1:00 This week!
  • Suitcases for Africa Plant/Bake Sale/Africa Market May 20th 61 Beaconsfield Court, Beaconsfield 9:00-noon
  • Union Church May 27th


We welcome donations of perennials, herbs, annuals, veggies or house plants.  If you need help digging perennials please contact Jane Cowell (


Plants may be brought to Beaurepaire United Church on Friday May 12th in the evening or Saturday May 13th after 8 am, to 61 Beaconsfield Court for Suitcases for Africa on May 20th after 8 am or to Union Church May 27th after 8am. To make other arrangements, call Jane.


Beaurepaire United Saturday This Saturday! May 13th 9:00-12:00 VOLUNTEERS Urgently needed:   8:00 – 10:00 and /or 10:00 -1:00 Plant POTS needed..all sizes: Please leave ASAP in the courtyard PLANTS needed in pots:  Label clearly with type, colour, sun or shade.  Label cut from  yogourt containers marked with permanent ink works well. Plant delivery Friday evening or 8:00 Saturday to courtyard Contact Susan Cruickshank 514-694-3382 or OR Jane Cowell 514-695-5448 or


May 20th at the Suitcases for Africa Plant Sale, there will also be a Bake Sale and an African Market

At Union Church at the same time as the Plant Sale on May 27th, there will also be a Bake Sale, & a BBQ – our delicious hotdogs and drinks will again be available for your lunch.  BOUTIQUE 24 will also be open.  Come and shop for great bargains on gently used clothing, books etc

Note: Pots, large and small are needed for potting of plants.  If you can bring them to the Church marked for Plant Sale that would be greatly appreciated.  They may be left inside Adair Hall door.


Spruce-Up Month – Calling all Union volunteers – once again May has been declared Spruce-Up Month and there is lots of raking, digging and pruning and window-washing to do. If you’re seasoned DIY’er we can assign you something a bit more specialized. For more details (or to arrange a loan of a rake, wheelbarrow, etc) contact Eric at 514-457-3568 or



The Book Discussion Group will meet next Tuesday May 16, 1:30-3 p.m. chez Vicki to discuss  Putting Away Childish Things by Marcus Borg – please advise her if you plan to attend so she can set out the right number of chairs..

Spring can be a time of re-birth of both body and soul. Feeling stressed and need to slow down and/or wanting to connect with God in the midst of life? Come to meditation Tuesday 4:30 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m. chez Vicki. For more information call Vicki 514-245-4103.




Are you in spring cleaning and decluttering mode? Please remember Boutique 24 when cleaning out closets and basements – your clothes, books, dishes, small appliances, lamps, jewelry, accessories, yarn and other craft supplies can all find a new home – and raise money for church and community projects through our Boutique.



Community News


Spectrum Voices will present their spring concert “A Lyrical Scrapbook” on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th , 8 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70  Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield.  The concert will include a diverse collection of songs  will take you back to the big band era, to the music of  the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s up to today.  Proceeds from the concert will support of the Lester B Pearson School Board Cooperative Education Program that provides life skills and a work study program for young adults with developmental delays.  What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day with friends and family! Tickets ($20) can be purchased online, (http:// PEF.LBPSB.QC.CA/SPECTRUM.HTM or by calling 450-458-2296.

Voices for Hope Community Choir presents the concert The Beat Sings On Benefit Concert-Proceeds to assist Chez Doris’ Aboriginal Housing Program Cedar Park United Sunday, May 14, 3:00 pm Tickets: $15 Information / Tickets 514-630-0331

The St. Lambert United Church will hold its 50th annual Antiques, Arts and Crafts Sale on Friday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church halls. Entrances are at 415 Mercille Avenue and 440 Notre Dame Avenue, St. Lambert. Tickets are $2.00 at the door and include unlimited readmission privileges. Children under 10 years of age will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.




The Philomela Singers, under the direction of Margo Keenan have two upcoming concerts entitled Cantiamo : Saturday May 13th 7:30 p.m. at Union Church and Sunday May 14th 3:00 p.m. at St-Columba-by-the-Lake Church. Tickets $18 – students and seniors $10. Tickets are available from singers or at the door. Information: 514-605-0015






Ste-Genevieve United Church – 4697 Boul St Jean, D.D.O., QC – are holding our Annual Spring Garage Sale on Saturday May 13, 2017, between 10:00 am – 14:00 pm – There will be lots of Toys, Books, Jewellery, Furniture and much more.  Come out and enjoy fellowship, shopping and lunch .  We look forward to seeing you!   For information, contact the church office at 154-626-4795


Gigantic Garage Sale St John’s United Church Saturday May 13th 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kitchenware, small appliances, sports equipment, tools, furniture, plants, linens, jewelry, etc.


Seniors’ Voices Cocktail Reception – All Beaconsfield residents 55 years and older are welcome. Thursday May 11, 5 – 7 p.m. Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.



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