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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
Sunday School and Youth Ministry: Leanne MacLachlan 
Designated Congregational Outreach Minister at COCLA: Julio Rivera

May 20, 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.


MEETINGS & EVENTS

Week of May 20

Thurs. May 24     7:30pm    Choir Practice                            Sanctuary

Fri.      May 25     5:30pm    Bunko Night                              Lower Hall

Week of May 27

Sun.     May 27     10:30am    Holy Communion – Trinity Sunday

Thurs.  May 31       730pm     Choir Practice                         Sanctuary

 

                                                FUNDSCRIP

Don’t forget to pick up your Fundscrip cards this morning in Lynn Hall after the worship service.


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!


UNI-FRAIS TESTIMONIALS

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.”

 

Shhhh! It’s a surprise for Ricky!

For 30 years, Ricky King has taken care of our building and all the special extra functions we ask him to perform.

We are sad that he has decided it is time to retire; however, we would like to honour his long commitment to our church by asking you to contribute to a special fund for him.  It’s our hope that he may buy gift certificates for airline tickets to fulfil his dream of visiting his homeland of Jamaica. Please see Brenda Pelton or Heather Copeland, and, if writing a cheque, please make they out to “Mount Royal United Church ~ Ricky King Fund”.  Thank you for your generosity!

BOOKS ON PALLIATIVE CARE

 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)


AUTO NEEDED

Do you (or someone you know) have a good used care to sell?

One of our families of newcomers to Canada needs reliable transportation for a new job. If you can help, please call Johanne at (514) 219-1532, or leave a message at the church office?

COFFEE HOUR

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! 


FRIDGE REMINDER
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.

UNI-FRAIS

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.


  ROOFS FOR THE ROOFLESS

“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!


          COMMUNITY NEWS

TMR Terry Fox BBQ & Bingo

Because Schofield hall is not ready, the Terry Fox BBQ and Bingo originally scheduled for Thurs., May 3, it will now take place on Thurs., June 7. Check the TMR facebook or web pages for details.

 

United Spirit Camp Esprit Uni

Hello young people 16 & up in the Eastern Townships & Montreal! 

Would you like to gain some leadership experience to add to your resume?  Our week long summer camp is looking for cabin counsellors/ activity leadership for our Quebec Presbytery Camp.   Camp runs from Sunday, June 24th - Saturday, June 30th.  For more information, please connect with Shanna Bernier at shanna.bernier@gmail.com or head over to our Presbytery Camp website at https://goo.gl/forms/Zv9isTZY3vffAgNZ2

 


Bunko Night - Friday, May 25th at 5:30pm

We’d like to invite everyone to join us in a fun night of games and fellowship. Bunko is a dice game that easy to learn and easier to play. A pizza dinner will be provided, and we suggest an entrance donation of 5$ per person. All are welcome, and no one will be turned away. The money raised will go towards paying for the Sunday School’s fall curriculum. 

 

In addition, we’ll also be collecting your gently used toys, clothes and general spring cleaning donations to be sold at the Miniprix. This will also help us raise money for next year’s curriculum.

 

Please sign-up using the sheet in Lynne Hall, or by speaking with any of the Sunday School Teachers!

 

Picnic Basket Silent-Auction - Sunday Jun 3rd + 10th

The youth group is helping to raise money for the children’s program as well. We’ll be packing a variety of different picnic baskets for all congregants to bid on starting June 3rd, and continuing into June 10th. Winners will be announced immediately after the service on June 10th, and just in time for the year-end Picnic in the Park. We’ll be set up to accept the winning donations by cash or online, if paying by card. If you would like to donate a basket to this endeavour, please contact Leanne at: 514-710-1397. The more the merrier!

 

Year End Celebration - Sunday, Jun 10th

Our regular school-year Sunday school and youth programming will come to an end for the summer. Children and youth will start outside the service for a morning of fun and games outside at the park (weather permitting). After the service we would like to invite all congregants for a bring-your-own picnic lunch in the park. We suggest our younger participants wear comfortable clothes and practical shoes. 

 

Summer Programming Jun 17th-Sept 9th

As summer approaches we’ll be wrapping up our regular programming. During the summer we invite our youth and young adults to join the rest of the congregants in the service. Our nursery will remain open for our pre-school aged children and younger. We will continue a more relaxed program of outdoors games and activities for our school aged children. See you again in the fall!


Multicaf - Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. Because they are housebound, many of the recipients are the elderly, and many of the volunteers are also elderly but able-bodied and able to drive automobiles.

The average age of our clients is 80 and above. For this program, a driver and a helper are needed. The driver’s task is to drive from one location to another by following an address chart. The driver also helps the helper place the required meal for delivery in a bag. Once the bag which contains the meal is ready, the helpers are the ones who bring the food to the client on their own.

We need volunteers Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00pm.

No experience necessary, just a desire to help others.

Drivers must have their own vehicle; we will reimburse you for gas.

Helpers are needed to accompany the driver and deliver the meals.

Please call 514.733.0554 ext.206 for more information.


COCLA’S NEW VENTURE

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