Sunday services are at 10:30 am. unless otherwise indicated.
In every society it is the Elders who hold and understand and pass on the Story of the people in which is accumulated the wisdom that allows the community to cohere, the good life to be shared.
The third in our spring series of literary readings begins with a “Meet the Authors Potluck” at 6 p.m. in the downstairs Stoddard Hall, followed by Kenneth Radu and Keith Henderson reading from their works at 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the wood-panelled church sanctuary. Both the potluck (bring a food contribution) and the readings are free of charge and open to the public. UUEstrie gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through the Quebec Writers’ Federation.
Writer and teacher Angela Leuck describes her experiences and adventures giving creative writing workshops to a variety of at-risk populations: youth, the disabled, teen mothers, battered women, the homeless, and soon, prisoners!
This month's theme for discussion and sharing is Growth. If you would like to participate, please contact Rev. Carole first, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Downstairs, in Stoddard Hall
Early summer our corner of the world is arrayed with an astonishing abundance of flowers. In our own version of a uniquely UU ritual first celebrated by Czech Unitarians to find hope during wartime, we will celebrate our shared ministry and express gratitude for the abundance of gifts we give to and receive from each other. Come and be celebrated for the colour you bring to our landscape! (Bring flowers from your garden if you can; extra flowers will also be provided.)
A musical stage play that gives an eye-opening glimpse into the 40-year career that made Mason one of Canada’s greatest musical legends. A 15-member cast co-directed by Wade Lynch of Bishop’s University, performed one night only at the Piggery Theatre, 215 Simard Road, North Hatley. This performance is a fundraiser for UUEstrie, and tickets purchased from us are only $20 instead of $25. Speak to Crystle Reid for tickets or reservations.
Away from UU Estrie
At 3:30 pm on this fathers' day we present a concert in our sanctuary by the Chœur des Sangs Mêlés. Beautiful songs from around the world. Freewill donation. Proceeds shared in part with the UUEstrie Roof Fund.
At the edge of the world… in a small remote village, an American doctor and a Haitian nurse confront their cultural differences as they face a life-threatening emergency. Written and performed by Barbara Newman MD, Doctors without Boredom was developed at The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco with Charlie Varon and Mark Kenward. She will have performed this work at the Black Theatre Workshop Studio during the Montreal Fringe Festival the week before this performance in North Hatley. Suggested donation: $10.
This service will consist of personal testimonies. It will be a participatory celebration of teachers or mentors or fathers or brothers in our lives, and what we have learned from them. All are welcome to participate, and invited to bring if they would like a photo or memento of some kind that represents this person they would like to honour.
Our annual Picnic Sunday will take place at 11am at the home of Uma Nigam, 14 Vaughan Rd in Canton de Hatley. Vaughan Rd is off the Capleton Rd. near the north edge of the village of North Hatley; Uma's home is across the bridge on the right. There will be a circle service on the lawn at some point, and a potluck picnic lunch for all. All are welcome.
No service in our meetinghouse on this day.
An annual summer celebration and fundraising event at UUEstrie. Reserve the date and time. More info to follow.
Downstairs, in Stoddard Hall
Jessica Riddell is chair of the English Department at Bishop's University. She reckons that the giant figures of English literature have much to teach us.
Simon is a student at Bishop's University who will have just returned from Denmark, where he will have experienced an intensive week of training in non-violent communication. We look forward to the thoughts he will have to share with us.
Andrea Rittenhouse will speak about her 25 years of experience working in a Montreal women's shelter, as well as her day job working with the police helping victims of violence.
Tom Wilcox is a summer visitor to North Hatley. His experience is as an educator and serving a foundation for community service in the inner cities.
Adrianna Mendrek is a professor of psychologie at Bishop's University, and a member of the Health and Wellbeing research cluster at the university. She is also a yoga teacher, leading a session normally each Sunday morning. We thank her for taking the time and arranging her life to be with us this morning.
Our Service on this day will NOT be in North Hatley. We take our Thanksgiving Service to the historic Huntingville Universalist Church, Rte 147 in Huntingville, (just opposite the bridge). All welcome, as always.
Away from UU Estrie
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