In Griffintown

Scott MacLeod is back to share another of his thoughtful films on Quebec’s history.  This time, it’s the life history documentary on the Mercier family of Griffintown, a once thriving community of predominantly working class Irish and French Canadians, now almost gone.

Blanket ceremony for reconciliation

This will be the second of three services this year on indigenous people’s perspectives on Canada. This TWO-HOUR exercise demands the full participation of the attendees in a reliving of the experience of dispossession in the indigenous encounter with white society. Indigenous meal follows.

Beauty

Rev. Heather Fraser-Fawcett tells us:  Beauty matters. It surprises us and sustains us. It is in our essence and in the essence of others, places, and things. Sometimes, we need the eyes of the heart to truly see beauty.

Lighting Our Corner of the Sky

This is a holiday season MULTI-GENERATIONAL service.  Our children and youth will lead us through a joyous spiritual exploration of how different religions celebrate at this time of the year. The faiths featured, Pagan, Jewish, Christian, Kwanzaa and Unitarian, will be delightfully expressed through story and song.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Our Musical Director Kerry-Anne Kutz will lead our community in a holiday season sing-a-long, with poems and story-telling. The musical talents of the Congregation, including some Lakeshore Community Choir members, will be solicited for this festive service reflecting the Christmas tradition.