Merging Waters Mid-Week

September 6, 2017


Our condolences and prayers are extended to Debbie and Rob Smith on the recent death of Rob’s 36-year-old nephew/godson.



September 10th Union

September 17th BUC

September 24th Union

October 1st BUC World Wide Communion

October 8th Union Thanksgiving


Exciting news! Vicki will be reaching out to the community just beyond our doors in becoming the volunteer Spiritual Liaison for the Macdonald Campus, a position complementing the chaplaincy services offered by McGill University. Working alongside the nurse and psychologist on preventive health initiatives, she will offer support to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a weekly meditation session which has already garnered significant interest. Vicki will balance this new commitment of a few hours a week with her many services to Merging Waters and the community, and will continue to hold spiritual sessions at the Maxwell residence on a monthly basis.

UNION FOLK: Should the need arise to add individuals to the Prayer List during the summer, you can email your request to Ivy Lewis  Although Ivy will be in Newfoundland until early-mid October, she will, nonetheless, ensure that the prayer list is sent to the Prayer Circle if she receives the names. If you know of anyone who needs a sympathy or get well card during the summer, please call or email Cheryl Miller 514-695-2950


Youth Singing Together

Merging Waters is known for its diverse musical talent and musical events. And now there are even more possibilities, as Keith Whittall and Victoria Moulton, known for their musical expertise and experience with youth, have offered to coordinate a youth singing group for Merging Waters in the Fall -an opportunity for young people (8 and up) to sing together. It would be very collaborative, with the young people helping to make decisions as to the music. Please spread the word. Those interested should contact Keith Whittall or Victoria Moulton at 514-425-2136 or




Potluck at Union Sept. 10th!

Merging Waters Social Fellowship Committee would like to welcome you back with a true Potluck to be held at Union on Sept. 10th after the service. We welcome your main course meals, salads and desserts. Please put any items requiring refrigeration in the fridge in the basement kitchen, and mark it ‘potluck’.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again  and hearing about your Summer!


Meditation chez Vicki starting back up Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.! Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives. Why not give meditation a try?


Soup Pot Cinema is back! Our first Soup-pot of the Fall will be ”Lion”. We will be showing it on Wednesday Sept. 13th at 7:00 in Adair Hall.You may have heard about this movie based on a touching and realistic true story.  Apparently close to 80,000 children are homeless in India (facts are shared at the end of the movie). Despite a loving home, the young boy in this story gets lost, and we follow his journey.  Towards the end he ends up searching for his family, against all odds.

LION (2016) 8.1 stars; Biography/Drama  1 hour 58 min. PG

With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham. Five-year old Saroo gets lost on a train which carries him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata (Calcutta), against difficult odds, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed only with distant memories, unwavering determination and the revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and find his first home. 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):Barbara Hermon

Individual ice creams: (Enough for 15 people):

Popcorn: Susan

DVD: Susan


Do you like to spread good news on a Sunday morning? Union Church could use a couple of new volunteers to stand up at the mic and deliver the Community News at the start of worship, only a few times during each liturgical year. Prerequisite: willingness to speak concisely in public and show up a few minutes before the service to receive last-minute additions. Please contact Christine at to add your name to the roster!







Yoga for the mind, body and soul:

Hello all future yogis/yoginis. Once again a gentle Hatha yoga course will be offered this Fall. The course will run for 12 weeks. Classes will be from 7:00-8:00pm on Tuesdays in Adair Hall. (NB: For days when there is soup pot in Adair Hall arrangements will be made to have yoga in the sanctuary at 6pm.) There are a couple of options for payment. You can pay 7.50$/class and pay as you go. The other option is 80$ payed on the first class for 12 classes.

I look forward to seeing old and new faces. 🙂

Bryson Davis

Cell: 514-980-0905



Community News


NOVA 4th Annual Homestyle Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser!

Come and enjoy breakfast while supporting a great cause. Tuesday September 26th between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Homestyle Bakery and Black Lion Pub 455, Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield. Tickets are $20 (children under 5 eat for free) are available at NOVA’s offices.



Beaconsfield United Church will be hosting Nova West Island Thursday Sept 7th at 9 am A member from NOVA will be doing a presentation on the services they offer such as home care, adult and child bereavement support, adult centers, and volunteering opportunities. Muffins and Coffee will be served before the    presentation

Where: Beaconsfield United Church

202 Woodside Rd, Beaconsfield

For more information call 514-695-0600

Or E-mail Emilie at




Autumn by the Lake Dinner/Dance presented by the Beaconsfield 55+ Club. October 7th 5 – 11 p.m. Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar. Royal Canadian Legion, 28 Sainte-Anne Street, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. For Tickets or Information:




Ste-Genevieve United Church – 4697 Boul St Jean, D.D.O., QC – are holding our Annual Fall Garage Sale on Saturday September 30, 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