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Mount Royal United Church

1800 Graham Blvd., Town of Mount Royal, QC H3R 1G9

Phone & Fax: 514-739-7741, E-mail: mruc514@gmail.com

Keep up to date with our website: www.mountroyalunited.ca

You can now find us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/MountRoyalUnitedChurch
Ministering to the Congregation:  David Clinker
Organist/Choir Director:  Michel Gauthier
Designated Congregational Minister (DCM) - Lauren Boivin 
DCM - Outreach at COCLA: Julio Rivera-Gamarra

November 4, 2018

All are welcome at Mount Royal United Church!

If you are a newcomer, please introduce yourself to the greeters and join us for refreshments in Lynn Hall following the service.


Tous et toutes sont bienvenue à l’Église Unie Mont-Royal.

Si vous êtes un nouveau venu, veuillez-vous présenter aux personnes qui accueillent. Après le service venez prendre des rafraichissements avec nous et faire connaissance.

A funeral for Ginnie King, a long-time member of Mount Royal United Church, will take place here on November 10th at 2:00 pm.


Week of Nov. 4

Thurs. Nov. 8       7:30pm     Choir Practice                            Sanctuary

Thurs. Nov. 8       7:30pm     Sun. Sch. Teachers                       Parlour

Week of Nov. 11

Sun.   Nov. 11                      Remembrance Day Service

Mon.   Nov. 12    7:30pm     Worship Comm.                              Parlour

Tues.  Nov. 13    7:30pm     Church Council                                  DMR

Thurs. Nov. 15    7:30pm     Choir Practice



Faith, Hope and Love

The calendar, featuring photos of United Churches from across the country, is now available.  Our price $5.00.  Cheap!



Don't forget our Fall Fair is coming fast! Saturday November 17th.

There will be delicious home baking, lots of gently used  women's clothing and accessories, interesting treasures, old jewellery and good used books. Also there will be a raffle with some very exciting prizes. Come with a friend and have a great lunch. Lunch tickets will be on sale after church service $10.00 each.

Donations towards each table are still welcomed.


Joint Sponsorship Team meeting #22

       You are invited to participate with us on

         Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

              from 7 to 8:30 pm,


           at Mount Royal United Church

              1800 Graham Boul. TMR


  Welcome and converse with our newcomers

     Edwar, Fadia, Homam, Rita,  Fedaa

        in Arabic, French and English.

  Learn about their journey here in Montreal.


It has been 8 months in Montreal for the family.


MRUC Women’s Famous Fall Fair

Saturday November 17, 2018 is the date of our upcoming Fall Fair.

As usual we need donations of jewellery, women's clothing and accessories, good used books, articles for the treasures table,

lots of homemade baking, and donations towards our raffle.

Also we need volunteers to help with the setup and day of the sale.  Please contact Ellen Morneau 514-735-6833.



A new Gifts with Vision catalogue for 2018/2019 is available. 

You can order online at giftswithvision.ca.

If you borrow the catalogue from the credenza

outside the minister’s study,

please return it when you are done.

Please feel free to use one of the postcards or gift cards

to let someone know a gift has been given in their name.

Newcomers’ Welcome Form / Update of our Church Directory:  

·  We invite you to provide us with general information in order for us to communicate with you and your family. The information you provide will be used for our church directory only.

·  For those that would like to update their church info, please also fill in this form.

·  Please ask an usher for this form. 

·  For any inquiries, contact Donald Cho (Thank you.)

 Let’s keep in touch!

Raphael’s trip to Cuba


Each end of the year, IMY Student of the Montreal School of Theology participate to a trip to Cuba. This time, it is my turn to be part of it. This trip is to familiarize me with the Cuban church, connect with the Cuban culture, and explore the cultural, political, sociological, and economic environment in which the Cuban church evolves. This is mainly a cultural trip. As a guest there, I will be welcomed and well taken care of and this is why I would like to offer my hosts a gift. One of the best gifts I can offer is a medicine kit. This kit will help the church doing its mission. I am inviting you to be part of this gift and to help raise 675$ for one medicine kit. Every contribution is welcomed. Please come to see me if you have questions and thank you for being part of this project with me!




Why do we take medicines?

Cuba has a very well developed medical system but because of the US embargo it is difficult for Cubans to get basic medications and medical supplies they need. Our Cuban partners have told us that this gift is very important to them, addressing a very specific need in their context. The medicines we take support the churches, missions, and communities we visit. They are distributed through clinics and medical professionals associated with the Seminary at Matanzas, our Cuban host.


How does it work?

Medications are donated to by Canadian Pharmaceutical companies to Health Partners International who prepares and assembles the packs we take. The boxes include everything from antibiotics and asthma medications to maternal vitamins and sterile dressings. We pay $675 per pack to cover the costs to Health Partners but each pack includes more than $5,000 worth of medicines an incredible multiplication of our donations. 

We order one pack of medications for each person traveling on the study tour.


A fundraising opportunity

For each pack, we need to raise $675 to cover the costs to Health Partners for shipping, storing, and packing the medications. Based on our past experience, we are usually able to raise enough money to cover one medical pack per person! Some are individuals or congregations are able to raise more and others less, but all donations help. 


A  New Information Flyer for Mount Royal United Church is available for you to show your friends and to invite them to worship with us on Sundays.  You can ask your friendly usher for it. 


Uni-Frais is the name chosen for out Mission Strategy Food Project. The response from COCLA, MultiCaf and the NDG Food Depot has been very positive after the first three months of contributions. Anyone who is interested in volunteering, please contact Lex or Ingrid for MultiCaf, Ann for COCLA or Robin for the NDG Food Depot.

MULTICAF  The unifying program, set up in collaboration with Mount Royal United Church, allows for the purchase and distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables for meals in the cafeteria and through the food bank. Nearly 20,000 servings of fresh fruit were served during lunches and more than 15,000 servings of fresh vegetables were distributed through the food bank through this partnership.

NDG Food Depot Participants have noticed the change and are very appreciative. Here is what they have to say about our emergency basket program:

“It has a feeling that the world can be kinder, you can keep your standards, even having less money, but still eat well.”

“The sense of how you can turn giving out food into a more interactive community. It’s hopefully going to get us away from stigmatizing people.”



 The following book list was offered our student minister, Cindy Casey.  The first five books were recommended to her by Dr. Bernard Lapointe of the Jewish General Hospital's Palliative Care Ward, and are primarily directed to those providing a variety of services in the Palliative Care setting.  The last book, written by the son of a terminally ill woman, has been used for a Book Study, and is patient/family/friend oriented.

 Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life (by Ira Byock, MD)

 Final Gifts:  Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs &  Communications of the Dying. (Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley)

 The Best Care Possible. (Ira Byock, MD)

 Crossing Over:  Narratives of Palliative Care.      (David Barnard, Anna Towers, Patricia Boston, Yanna Lambrinidou)

 Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century.      (Tom A. Hutchison)

 The End of Your Life Book Club.  (Will Schwalbe)


Volunteers are needed to help serve coffee and tea after church each Sunday. All that is required is to leave church before the last hymn, and help serve the coffee and clean the table after. This takes about 15minutes of your time. Please sign the sheet that will be on the coffee table with your availability. Men welcomed! 

Don’t forget, the refrigerator is cleaned out on a regular basis.  Please label your food and drink with your name or the name of your group and the date, so we know how long it has been there.  
A pen and labels are provided.  Thank you for your cooperation.


“Roofs for the Roofless” is a small organization working in tandem with rural leaders and councils in small communities in Southern India.  Its primary   goal is to restore dignity to the  people of these communities by liberating them from the endless cycle of  poverty, starvation and death.  Through various projects in housing, health care, education, sanitation and water supply which touches the hearts of the people,

          Although the “Roofs” I know you care

          Our little jar remains quite bare

          Ten cents provides a bowl of rice

          Without ten pennies, a dime would be nice

          Your gift of silver would be a loving touch

          Sent to “Roofs” with thanks......so much!


St. Mary’s Jingle Bell Fair

Thursday, November 8, from 9:30am to 3:30pm

Come and enjoy a day of shopping for Christmas.

Any donations for the bake table call Ellen Morneau, 514-735-6833.



Tues, 13 Nov. from 10am to 6:30pm at the Town Hall

Bring your Medicare card.  No appointment is necessary.



Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 13:00

at Peace Park (across from the Town Hall)

The Town of Mount Royal is preparing, with the Scouts, Girl Guides and the Canadian Forces, the Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Followed by


at 14:15, inside Town Hall, 90 Roosevelt Avenue

The ceremony will be followed by ceremonial military music performed by the 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Band, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

We hope that many of you will come to honour the Canadian men and women who risked their lives to preserve peace, freedom and democracy.


Grillades Portugaise FOGO, 825, boul. Décarie, VSL

You might enjoy tasting the delicious grilled chicken that is available at COCLA’s new community based restaurant, FOGO –

a venture intended to provide us with succulent Portuguese chicken (with a Peruvian twist) and also to provide work experience for community members.  The chicken is delicious and the cause is worthy.


Thank you for your ongoing financial support,

as well as for your gifts of time and talent.

Our congregation can continue our ministry through your generosity.

(We receive no government or corporate funding

for programing, or, the upkeep of our building.)


Of course, we continue to donate not only non-perishable food, but $1,200 a week for fresh fruits and vegetables to these local food banks:

NDG Food Depot; Multi-Caf; COCLA