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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) - Mary Rutherford
DCM - Outreach at COCLA: Julio Rivera-Gamarra

November 10, 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 November 10

Sun.   Nov. 10                      Remembrance Service

Thurs. Nov. 14    7:30pm     Choir Practice                            Sanctuary

Sat.     Nov. 16    2:00pm     Games Afternoon                       Lynn Hall

Sat.     Nov. 16   3- 7:00pm  Messy Church                                     DMR

Week of November 17

Sun.   Nov. 17    10:30am   Jazz Service

Tues.  Nov. 19    7:30 pm    Council meeting                                 DMR

Wed.   Nov. 20    10:00am   Pastoral Care                                  Parlour

Wed.   Nov. 20    1:30 pm    MRUC Women                                Parlour

Thurs. Nov. 21    7:30pm     Choir Practice                            Sanctuary

Sat.     Nov. 23                      Sunday Sch. Puppet Making   Lynn Hall



Nov. 16 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Come and join us for an afternoon of games. You bring your friends and makeup a table of 4. Dessert and tea or coffee served.

Bring your own game.  You can call the church office to register (514) 739-7741. Cost $40.00/table. All proceeds for Chez Doris.

Messy Church

Nov 16, Saturday 3:00-7:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd Messy Church,

an afternoon of fun & fellowship

followed by a light supper!

RSVP by calling the church office 514-739-7741.

See Mary or Elizabeth for more information.


MRUC WOMEN will hold their next meeting

Wednesday November 20th. 1:30pm in the Parlour.

Hostesses: Margot Neaga, Joan Johnstone. Devotional: Gay Elkas. Hope to see you there.



The Church calendar is now available. 

We are stilling selling it at cost – just $5.



We are always happy to receive photos to grace our bulletin, especially for special seasons of the church year ~ Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas ~ so if you have any you think would be appropriate, please send them to the church office by email with the subject Photoshoot.  


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.


Testimonial of an employee:
Christine - is a young woman who immigrated to Canada from Haiti in October 2017 with her husband and child.  She speaks excellent French and good English.
She started working at Fogo in January 2018 where she soon demonstrated an exceptional work ethic, self motivation and a charismatic personality which draws both co-workers and clients to her.
When the position of manager/cashier became available at COCLA, Christine was transferred there.  In a short time, her skills and dedication endeared her to one and all.
As happens with the best employees, Christine left COCLA in September 2018 to attend a restaurant school to become a professional chef.  Lucky for COCLA, she continues to work at Fogo and COCLA when classes permit.
As Christine has been a gift to COCLA, so COCLA has been a gift to her as she applies her new skills cooking at Fogo and working Saturdays at COCLA - working together for mutual benefit!
Clients’ testimonials:
Ricardo, Caterina and child are new arrivals from Venezuela.  They love the beautiful fresh fruits and veggies from Uni Frais they received on their first visit.  They assured everyone that they will be back every week!
Maya, a frequent client from India, comes regularly with her two children.  She especially appreciates it when we offer cilantro!  Her children each eat a banana while mom “shops”.
Sebastian, an older local man, is always looking for foods that are easy to chew for him and his wife who is too ill to accompany him.  He was delighted to share his recipe for vegetable ratatouille that he will make with Uni Frais veggies!

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.

The Depot (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! 


“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!

Dear Mount Royal Family,

How grateful I am for your generous ‘Roofs’ donation that was collected during your 2018 ‘coffee hours’ on Sunday mornings! Your gift of $250.22, when converted to Indian rupees, will be SO appreciated for this ‘Life-Giving’ organization! On behalf of Roofs for the Roofless, thank you for your thoughtful contribution.

------- with Sincere Gratitude and many New Years’ Blessings ------

 Joan Cooke   ( Roofs Canadian Ambassador)




Sunday, Nov. 10 at Peace Park, TMR at 13h00

There will be the customary laying of the wreaths

and moment of silence at the cenotaph.

Following the ceremony, cake will be served at the Town Hall.



Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:00 to 18:00

Our annual vaccination clinic is offered free of charge those who are eligible in Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave.  The process takes from 30 to 45 minutes. Simply show up with your Medicare card, without an appointment. Information: 514-270-1536.


Royal Flush; Icons and Anthems.

The West Island LGBTQ2+ Centre Annual Drag Show Fundraiser

This year’s show is a showcase of the songs and artists that have been celebrated by the LGBTQ2+ community across the years.

At Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Rd, Beaconsfield,

Nov. 22.  Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

Tickets:  $15 for Students; $25 for General Admission.  To reserve tickets, contact us at info@lgbtq2centre.com




Friday, 6 December at 7 p.m., Mount Royal United Church

(doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

Featuring le Choeur Radio VM

A light supper (tortière and pizza) will be served.

Tickets on sale at the Rec Centre or Volunteer Centre.

Adults, seniors & students $10

Family (2 adults and children) $20

Proceeds for the Volunteer Centre