Merging Waters Mid-Week

September 27, 2017


Please note that the church office (at Beaurepaire) will be closed Tuesday October 10th for Thanksgiving and that both Vicki and Jane will have regular office hours on Wednesday October 12th. Happy Thanksgiving!



October 8th Union Thanksgiving

October 15th BUC World Food Day

October 22nd Union

October 29th BUC Stewardship & Reformation Sunday

November 5th Union Communion

November 12th BUC Remembrance Sunday



Sunday, October 15th is World Food Day.  We will be hearing from Sarah Levesque, the director of “Corneille de Pain/Bread Basket” during our Church  service.  She will enlighten us about their community kitchen, “Ugly But Loved” project and how you can get involved whether through volunteering or donating money.

Please bring a contribution of canned goods and let’s celebrate together with a “Finger Food Potluck” at Beaurepaire United following our Church service.  We have so much to be thankful for so let’s be generous  and share with others.


Youth Group

To young people in the community, if you would like to build a group of young people for activities and connections with one another, please let us know. If you are a young adult with a focus on leadership and teaching, we would appreciate hearing from you also.

Please spread the word. Those interested should contact Keith Whittall and Victoria Moulton at 514-425-2136 or







Fruit and Nut Sale Fundraiser is Back!

Please fill out your order form online or on paper – available in the entranceway of BUC or at back of Union Church – for FRUIT AND NUTS orders. Be sure to let your friends and acquaintances in on these great deals on quality products, while supporting Union financially in its partnership with BUC. For information or to email your filled-out Excel forms, contact Allan and Sandy Davis at 514 453 9154, email The deadline for returns is Sunday, October                                    29th. Your order will be ready for pickup November 5th at Union.
Meditation chez Vicki -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?

Save the Date: Saturday Nov. 18 and Sunday Nov. 19

Pierre Gallant is planning another fabulous Road Show! This one will be based on the Danish concept of ”Hygge” and the Charter for Compassion.  Further details to follow in the weeks to come.




A chair yoga course will be offered in Union’s Adair Hall starting Friday October 6th. Every Friday from 4:30-5:15, you are invited to join us for a gentle class of modified poses, sun salutations, and breathing exercises for rest, renewal and positivity! No yoga mat required. This is a free yoga course done as outreach so you do not need to bring money to the class. If you are interested simply show up for 4:30 on October 6th or call Bryson Davis at 514-980-0905 or email: NB: On the last Friday of every month there will be no class offered because of coffee house in Adair hall.

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:

The gentle Hatha yoga course is still on-going!. Classes are 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.

I look forward to seeing old and new faces. 🙂 Bryson Davis Cell: 514-980-0905     Email:


Walking Group

The Walking Group will skip Thanksgiving Monday (Oct.9), but will resume as usual Monday Oct. 16th, meeting at 10:00 in front of the Simon Fraser House.If you would like to join us, contact Susan Hawker at 514-457-1793 or



Montreal and Ottawa Conference – Travelling Road Show – Come! Discuss! And Ask!

A workshop directed at Treasurers, Trustees, Board/Council Chairs, Mission and Service, Stewardship and Outreach Committees, Clergy and lay! Saturday November 4, 2017. Summerlea United Church, 225 50th Avenue, Lachine. 8:45 am – 3:30 pm. Free event, lunch included (Donations appreciated) If you have any questions or to register call Paul Sales 613-841-9291.



Our second Soup-pot of the Fall will be the new animated version of ”The Little Prince”. We will be showing it on Tuesday Oct. 10th at 7:00 in Adair Hall, Union Church, 24 Maple, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Hoping you can join us. Please email us back with your offering of soup, bread or ice cream.

The Little Prince (2015) 7.8 stars; Fantasy/Drama  1 hour 50 min. G

A little girl (Mackenzie Foy) lives in a very grown-up world with her mother (Rachel McAdams) , who tries to prepare her for it.  Her neighbour, the Aviator (Jeff Bridges), introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince (Paul Rudd). The girl learns that it is human connections that matter most, and that it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.  Based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, directed by Mark Osborne.

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






What with the abundance of veggies in the local markets these days, we thought it would be a good time to make up some wonderful, tasty soups to put in the freezer for a cold day or a day when you are too busy to cook.  We are looking for both Soup makers and soup buyers.   Bonnie Norris  and Helen Fyles have a list of tried and true Soup Recipes you can use or perhaps you have a favourite  chili, baked beans or soup of your own to make.  Just contact Bonnie at or 514-457-3568  if you can help and you will receive a copy of the recipes and free 1 L or ½ L containers for freezing.   1 l and ½ l containers are now available from the downstairs kitchen at Union.   Take what you need and make a note on the sheet available.  The date of the Sale will start Oct. 22nd, 11:30 a.m. following Union’s Church Service.  Please bring your soups to Union Church’s freezer clearly labelled on or before Oct. 22nd.   Proceeds to go to the work of Union Church.




Community News

Join us for Contra Dance (country dancing complete with caller,instruction) featuring Ste-Anne-en-Gigue (Bill Gossage, Mike Bleho, Glenn Roy) in the Ceilidh, Centennial Centre, Macdonald College Campus on Saturday Oct. 14th at 7:30 p.m. All welcome, no charge. Info: Anna Duff 514-398-7852




A Military Whist will be held at Ste-Genevieve United Church, 4697 Boul St-Jean, Dollard des Ormeaux on Wednesday, October 18th 2017 at 12:30 pm.  Donation of $15.00.  Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes.  Please bring your own playing cards.  Bridge players are welcome. For further information, please contact the church office at 514-626-4795.



Child Haven Fundraiser to support orphanages in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Nepal: Sat. Nov. 4th 6:00 p.m.  3350 Sources, DDO Indian Buffet, Silent Auction,Bazaar treasures for sale, cash bar

Info: Conny Belanger. 514-542-3381

Tickets: (Montreal Dinner)




The Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club will host the Lyric Theatre Singers this year as a fundraiser for their scholarship program. Entitled BRAVO BROADWAY, the concert will be held on October 25th at Lakeside Academy 5050 Sherbrooke Street, Lachine at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42. and are available for purchase on-line at


Beaconsfield Seniors are cordially invited to a tea offered by the students of Beaconsfield High School in the BHS Library October 19th from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m. Drivers are welcome to stay…