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DApple Picking Sunday, October 16, 2015 

It’s the season of Pumpkin Spice and beautiful leaves, and MRUC would like to celebrate it with you! After the service on Sunday, Oct. 16th, members of all ages will be meeting at the front doors to convoy to Quinn farms for Apple and Pumpkin Picking, tractor rides ,and access to their animal barn. Bring your own picnic lunch, or chow down at their snack Barn. Come dressed to enjoy the weather! Entry is 5$/Person, plus 10$ for 8lbs of apples or 0.35$ per lbs of pumpkin. 

Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 12, 2015

Baking : Cakes, pies, cookies, shortbread, jams, jellies, candy. Lots of Christmas goodies!!

Boutique: Women’s clothing. Also accessories like scarves, shoes, purses and hats.

Jewellery: Old, new, costume, antique

Silent Auction: Articles of value: china, crystal, sterling silver, signed paintings or prints.

Treasurers Galore: China, glass, crystal, linen, pottery, small appliances in working order and clean.

Frozen Casseroles: including some of Pat Pryde’s special recipes

Handicraft: Sweaters, hats, mitts, quilts, blankets, Christmas decorations.


Past Events:


Lenten Study Tuesdays, February 16 to March 29, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Our discussion on Michael Rinehart's book "Learning to Pray Again: Peace and Joy Through an Ancient Practice" continues. We will gather this Tuesday at 7p.m. for a group discussion that includes rote prayers, meditation, a simple "Lectio Divina, as well as a journey with Jesus through the “Stations of the Cross”.  

 

Santa's Breakfast Sunday, December 13, 2015

Our Sunday School Children and Youth Group raised $1,000 in support of Maison Elizabeth House


Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 21, 2015


Wine and Food Pairing Soirée Thursday, October 22nd


Event with MCs Leslie Chesterman, food critic of The Gazette

and Jean Aubrey, wine critic of Le Devoir


Turkey Supper Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

MRUC's 30-Hour Fast in Support of the SPCA  May 2 and 3, 2015


TEA AND SCONES  Saturday, April 18th  2:00 to 4:00 pm


THE MINISTER'S SUNG SERMOSunday, March 22nd, 10:30 am

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE   December 24th, 7:00 pm  "Carols, Communion  &  Candlelight


CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST  Sunday, December 14th  8:30 am


ENSEMBLE KÔ   December 13, 2014 7:30 pm


HARVEST DINNER and DANCE

October 18, 2014, an evening of good old-fashioned square dancing!  Join us for a dinner celebrating the season’s bountiful harvest.  

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, November 15, 2014

RALLY DAY ! ! !  Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 10:30am

Please join us for a magical worship service and a delicious lasagna and Caesar salad lunch to kick off our new season.  With performances by Magician Bao in the worship service and during lunch.


THE WINDHAM, MAINE, WINDHAM YOUTH CHORAL GROUP  Friday, April 4, 2014

Under the direction of Richard Nickerson, Director of Choral Activities at Windham High School, Windham, Maine, for the past 26 years


UN VOYAGE EN EUROPE - TRIO ENCANTATO  Saturday February 15, 2014

Trio Incantato is offering Europe to your Valentine with another concert of beloved works from the operatic and solo piano repertoire.

Our very own Jessica Wise (soprano) is joined by Steeve Vérayie (bass) and Mireille Santerre (pianist) in an evening that will take us all the from Italy to Spain.




ENSEMBLE KÔ ~ TOUS ET CHACUN   Saturday, December 14, 2103

Concert with music from Arcadelt, Desenclos, Purcell, Arvo Pärt
et des créations de François-Hugues Leclair et Alexandre David.


 VERY SPECIAL RALLY SUNDAY, Sept 15th, 2013

THIS Rally Sunday our worship service will captivate young and old with the beautiful presentation of Les Oiseaux du Paradis, the unique & talented 2-person team of Elsie & Mathieu.

 MRUC offers warm & friendly children and youth programs on Sunday mornings that are enriching, Christ-filled and filled with fun and games for all!  With a supervised nursery, children’s classes& youth group discussions, MRUC welcomes infants to teen-agers every Sunday! 

*COCLA (Corporation culturelle latino-americaine de l’amitie)

For the past 30 years COCLA, a multi-cultural, non-political, non-religious organization has been helping feed the hungry with weekly food boxes filled with healthy and nutricious items.  MRUC has supported and worked closely with COCLA in Ville St. Laurent through the years!  https://www.facebook.com/coclamtl

 

“Tea Room & Bake Sale”

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Artisan Sale, Books and a delicious “high Tea”

 

“I Wish I Had” Auction and Dinner

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Auction Offer Form 

 

After a 5-year hiatus, it’s BACK… a super fun-filled evening with great food, tons of laughter and folks offering goods and services to the highest bidder! And if you are wondering what on earth you have to offer, just look at the creative items some of our MRUC members have come up with in the past:

The Rapping’ Rev. David’s sermon on the Mysteries of Creation

Or Rev. David singing a sermon on the virtues of Stewardship

Decadent home-made cakes, ice cream pies,

cookies or squares YUM!

Scrumptious home-cooked casseroles

Dinner parties for 4 or 6 or 8 or 10 or 100?

Tea for Two (or Two Dozen or …)

Gorgeous handcrafted jewelry

Beautiful artwork from local talented artists

Spa certificates

Gift certificates to popular Montreal restos

Second Cup coffee for a year

Museum outings, movie outings

Strategic wines for the oenophilia

Babysitting services

Dog-sitting or dog-walking services

Your own “help” desk to trouble-shoot computer problems!

Music lessons

Bridge parties

Stylish purses, beautiful objets d’art

Cottage weekends

Spring cleaning for your home

Spring flowers for your garden

Christmas creations, floral arrangements

 

 

Mothers’ Day Hymn Fest

Sunday, May 12, 2013

We are celebrating “hymns”

and especially the hymns that are most important to you.

 

Festival of Hymns Order Form

 

We invite you to suggest and dedicate your most significant hymn(s) – perhaps your personal favorite(s) or the favorite hymn of someone important to you (maybe your mother), or a hymn that reminds you of that person or perhaps a hymn sung at a significant event in your life. They will be sung on May 12th, 2013 when our morning worship will be a Festival of Hymns, and your dedication will be included in the Order of Service.

We invite you to use this form to nominate the hymn(s) of your choice. (It could also be a favorite choir anthem or solo!) Let us know its significance—you may wish to include a short sentence about the person you are dedicating the song or hymn to (your relation to the person, or why you chose this piece, etc). You may make it in memory or in honour of a special person, or in celebration of a significant event.

A compact disc will be created for purchase to serve as a lasting memory of this unique worship service.

Your donation and all funds raised from this special event will go to support the extensive music program of Mount Royal United Church, so that our music program can continue to enrich our congregation and community.

There is deadline of April 19th 2013 in order that hymns may be compiled and the service developed. If there are more requests than time will allow, a selection will be made and those whose hymns we are unable to accommodate will be given an opportunity to affix their dedication to one of the selected hymns.

We look forward to receiving your dedications, and are sure you will enjoy our Festival of Hymns, Sunday May 12th during our worship service.

Deadline of April 19th 2013 to allow for selection process and service development.

Lenten Series - The Holy Bible

Wednesdays at 7 pm.

For centuries a

Worldwide Best Seller

but also a book that collects dust under our coffee table;

A book we love to quote,

so clearly have trouble understanding,

and yet love to argue about.


“A Concert for your Listening Pleasure”

Saturday, February 16th, at 8:00pm


Last year, they charmed and delighted us with “Au nom de l’amour…”


This year, Trio Incantato is bringing us another concert of beloved works from the operatic and solo piano repertoire.

Our very own Jessica Wise (soprano) is joined by Steeve Vérayie (bass) and Mireille Santerre (pianist) in an evening that will take us all the way from Bach to Gershwin.


Tickets are $20 ($15 for students)



“A Fresh Take On Jesus”

November 7 to Jan 23

Wednesday evenings from 7-9ish


Want to grow in faith, wonder, and imagination?

Talk with others about who this Jesus is, what God is doing in this world, and what it means for us to be a part of that?


Then come join us as we read through:


Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith


“This book is for those who need a fresh take on Jesus and what it means to live the kind of life he teaches us to live. This pursuit of Jesus is leading us backward as much as forward... I am learning that what seems brand new is often the discovery of something that's been there all along—it just got lost somewhere and it needs to be picked up, dusted off, and reclaimed” – from the introduction.



WHAT:

An opportunity to grow in faith together as we read a book by one of today’s most influential Christian writers, and discuss what it means to be a fan and follower of Jesus, be a part of church, believe in a loving God, and what that means for our lives today. Each week we’ll read a chapter and see where it takes us.


HOW:

Buy Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

from Chapters, Amazon, or your local bookstore.

Bring it along with you and we’ll go from there.


Rob Bell is the founder and pastor of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. Time Magazine listed him as one of the most influential Christian thinkers of this generation. Rob’s books and teaching aids have spoken to all kinds of topics such as faith, sexuality, church, suffering, creativity, and preaching. Through his engaging sermons, books, video series, and workshops on preaching and technology, Rob has quickly become an extremely popular, influential, and even controversial figure, in contemporary Christianity. His articulation, style and approach is fresh, engaging and thought-provoking.



Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Baking : Cakes, pies, cookies, shortbread, jams, jellies, candy. Lots of Christmas goodies!!

Boutique: Women’s clothing. Also accessories like scarves, shoes, purses and hats.

Jewellery: Old, new, costume, antique

Silent Auction: Articles of value: china, crystal, sterling silver, signed paintings or prints.

Treasurers Galore: China, glass, crystal, linen, pottery, small appliances in working order and clean.

Frozen Casseroles: including some of Pat Pryde’s special recipes

Handicraft: Sweaters, hats, mitts, quilts, blankets, Christmas decorations.

Raffle: Baskets of food, baby clothes, or beauty aids




7th Annual NDG Pet Fest

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

At Edifice Rosedale-Queen Mary

a mission of Mount Royal United Church.


Once again the highlight of the day will be the pet blessing and this year our own Rev Clinker will officiate. There will be games, contests, everything imaginable for the upbringing, training, rescuing, grooming and nourishment of pets and the annual pet parade will award best dressed and best looking pet prizes. Lots of fun for adults and children and lots of good stuff to eat. Great entertainment as well.


This year we would like to double the number of pet registrations and visitors and will donate all proceeds to 2 local charitable groups and an NDG animal rescue shelter. What we need at this early stage is the names of volunteers willing to help us do the actual setting up, registering guests, selling raffle tickets, serving food, organizing events, judging contests (fun stuff), controlling crowds and cleaning up and maintaining security and don’t worry just send your name to Sandra Aird or Lex Green and we will take your name and your volunteer preference. We want this to be the Best NDG Pet Fest Ever and leave our MRUC mark on the festivity.



May 26, 2012 Lobster Soirée Fundraiser

May 5 & 6, 2012 Changing the World - 30 Hours at a Time

MRUC Youth Group 30 Hour Famine for World Vision

April 28, 2012 Tea Room & Bake Sale

Feb. 17, 2012 Jessica Wise in Concert

Nov. 19, 2011 "Ye Olde Yuletide Fair"

June 2, 2011 MAYhem & MADness Dinner and Variety Show

April 19, 2011 Spring Dessert Bridge

April 2, 2011 Tea Room & Bake Sale

April 24, 2010 Junior Choir Festival Concert (a fund-raiser for Haiti)

May 8, 2010 Garden Garage Sale

June 6, 2010 Guest Youth Choir (Youth Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia)

March 6, 2010 MRUC Tea Room & Bake Sale

May 23, 2009 “MAYhem & MADness” Dinner & Variety Show

May 31, 2009 “Chicken Soup for the Soul & Hungry Tummies”

June 3, 2008 “Fund Raising for Literacy” with Lesley Chesterman
May 9, 2008 Fifth & Final “I Wish I had Auction”

November 4, 2007 Dr. Tom Long
August 24, 2007
The African Children's Choir
June 12, 2007
"Winds of the OSM"
April 12, 2007,
"Around the World in Eighty Minutes"
June 1, 2006, The Inaugural GALA Concert
April 23, 2006,
The Peoples' Gospel Choir
February 2006,
Valentine Concert
Dec. 11, 2005,
Montreal Male Welsh Choir
Sept. 25 & 28, 2005,
African Children's Choir