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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

January 13, 2019

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.


Week of Jan 13

Tues.  Jan. 15       7:30pm   Church Council                                  DMR

Wed.   Jan. 16     10:00am   Pastoral Care Comm.                     Parlour

Wed.   Jan. 16       1:30pm   MRUC Women                     Parlour/DMR

Thurs. Jan. 17       7:30pm   Choir Practice                            Sanctuary

Week of Jan. 20

Wed.   Jan. 23       7:30pm   Book Study                                      Parlour

Thurs. Jan. 24       7:30pm   Choir Practice                            Sanctuary


MRUC Women

are meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 1:30pm.in the parlour. Hostesses: Joan Meyer and Joan Johnstone, 

Devotional: Winnie Stewart,  Program: Erika Gisel.

Erika will be showing her slides from her trip to the Arctic.

All are welcomed.



Sunday, January 27 at 3:00pm at Mount Royal United Church

Ecumenical service  with the theme

Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue. (Deut. 16: 18-20)



Don’t forget to place your orders for Fundscrip gift cards this Sunday.


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.

 Book Study  at MRUC

The book study « The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism » by Timothy Keller begins January 23.

Sessions will be held on January 23, February 6 & 20,March 13 & 27, & April 17, at 7:30 pm in the Parlour

« The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism » by Timothy Keller. Keller is a theologian, pastor, and Christian apologist. His book was ranked in the seventh position on The New York Times Best Sellers list for non-fiction books in March 2008. Keller addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. He makes use of the literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning in order to explain how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a rational one. To true believers, he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

For more information please contact our student minister, Raphaël Pérusse, at perusseraphael21@hotmail.com


Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Come celebrate the Year of the Pig!

Warm up with a fun evening of a food, conversation and fellowship - the perfect way to chase away the winter chill.

Restaurant Kim Fung

1111 rue Saint-Urbain 2nd floor (corner René-Levesque)

Underground parking available, entrance St. Urbain

Cost: $35 per adult (excluding wine/beer) &

$15 per child under age 12 (kids' table)

Deadline for reservations:  February 13th, Wednesday

RSVP: church office @ 514 739-7741 or

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Boivin 

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!


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!


“Food – you cannot live without it!’’

Saint Columba House is launching its hunger appeal campaign to raise $50,560 in 5 weeks to serve an additional 6,775 meals annually through our Community Lunch and Meals on Wheels program. Please donate to this important cause to feed more people, more often within the at risk community of Point Saint Charles.  Donations can be made online at:

·         https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/saint-columba-house/campaign/hunger-appeal

·         or via our website at www.saintcolumbahouse.org – follow the donation button.

·         or via mail :  cheques can be made out to Saint Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk, Montreal, Quebec H3K 1M8

Thank you for your support of our important work.



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:

The Depot (NDG Food Depot); Multi-Caf; COCLA