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In the face of COVID-19, know that MORSL is there for you through our online programming and referral of faith resources in Montreal or elsewhere. While our on-campus location is not accessible at this time, you can still connect with us through social media, morsl [at] mcgill.ca (email )or phone during our opening hours, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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Spirituality & Wellness Events, February 22 - 28, 2021

** All in-person events at McGill, both on and off campus, have been suspended until further notice. **

Check out our Online Resources for MORSL-recommended web-based activities and alternatives!

See more about the responses to COVID-19 here.

 

Online events available this week:

Monday, February 22

11:00 AM: Keeping Up the Pressure: The Role of Faith Communities in COP26 The Parliament of the Word's Religions is partnering with COP26, United Nations Climate Change Conference to host a vital program on the role of faith communities in the upcoming COP26

12:00 PM: Skills for Time Management Feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? In this workshop, you will learn strategies to organize your priorities, increase your productivity, and effectively manage your time.

Tuesday, February 23

12:00 PM: Lunch Together Join Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom for this conversation on "The Aron Museum presents Risen Leaves: Rare Judaica books and the stories they still tell".

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Conversation Café: Mantra Art Come and explore Mantra Art and discover how art gives us space to pay attention to ourselves, each other and the divine with Juss Kaur and the Concordia Multi-Faith and Spirituality Centre.

3:00 PM: Art Hive @Home Initiative The Art Hive @Home initiative brings the liveliness of our communal Art Hive space into the comfort of your home. Sign up to participate in our upcoming Art Hive @Home open studio.

3:30 - 4:30 PM: PhD Support Group Do you sometimes struggle to retain your focus and direction? Join this group for ideas, encouragement, motivation, and a sense of connectedness. Students may attend one or both groups.

5:00 - 6:30 PM: Colourism, Texturism, and Featurism Hosted by McGill's Black Students' Network, this event will engage in a discussion centring the history of colourism with its associated branches; featurism, and texturism and its permeation into different aspects of life and society.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Secular Reading Circle In this online reading circle, we will delve into poems by Canadian authors - many of whom were Montreal locals - and explore broad themes relating to life and spiritual questioning. For this final week, we look at Montreal Men: Confronting Anti-Semitism. Register here.

7:45 - 8:45 PM: Hide & Seek: A Purim Kreplach Story with The Gefilteria. Join chefs and cultural activists Liz and Jeffrey from The Gefilteria in Brooklyn, NY for an interactive cooking experience. We’ll explore the oft-overlooked tradition of eating hidden foods on Purim and learn how to make an unexpected Purim delicacy from eastern Europe: kreplach (aka Jewish wontons). We’ll prepare vegetarian versions of kreplach and enjoy it with a rich broth. Be prepared to cook along and be empowered to add your own flair. Register free via Eventbrite.

8:00 – 9:00 PM: Purim, A Time of Joy Purim is a time of joy and silliness! Join us to learn about the roots of this holiday and how we can bring happiness and celebration into our homes on Purim and beyond. Rabbi Avi Finegold, founder of the Jewish Learning Lab, an adult education institute in Montreal, invites you to grab a drink or a snack and join us for always light-hearted, never-judgmental interactive conversations, live on zoom! Register.

Wednesday, February 24

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Midweek Mindfulness Meditation (with MP) Do you hear about mindfulness and its benefits, but are not sure how to work it into your day-to-day? Join, Marie-Paule Deveau (MP), Student Wellness Hub's Local Wellness Advisor for Varsity athletics, every Wednesday afternoon in the month of February, for a 30-minute mindful pause.

7:00 - 8:30 PM: MORSL X R-Life Movie Night Feeling all cooped up because of COVID travel restrictions? Come explore the world from the comfort of your couch! Registration required.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: Midweek Quaker Meeting is meeting now on Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm ET. Followed by a bible study from 8:15pm to 9pm. There's no need to read ahead (unless you want to), and no prior biblical knowledge needed! Bible study is held via the Montreal Quaker Meeting discord. Message the FB group for the invite link. All are welcome!

7:30 PM: Intervarsity weekly Bible study (English) via Zoom.

8:00 - 9:00 PM: I am Jewish: Honouring Black Jewish Experiences. In honour of our Black Jewish community members, JLife invites all to celebrate Black History Month together with the the premiere livestream broadcast of "I am Jewish: Honouring Black Jewish Experiences". Register for link and participation details.

Thursday, February 25

2:00 - 3:30 PM: Active Listening Interested in improving your communication skills? This workshop will focus on defining what active listening is and isn't, explaining why active listening is both important and useful, and practicing active listening.

3:00 PM: Art Hive @Home Initiative The Art Hive @Home initiative brings the liveliness of our communal Art Hive space into the comfort of your home. Sign up to participate in our upcoming Art Hive @Home open studio.

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lenten Chapel Service, Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Kay Diviney Join A&P for this virtual Lent service.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Online Meditation Techniques Class Join us for the final session in this series of online classes that teaches students of all levels various meditation techniques. Facilitated by Devaki Groulx via Zoom. Register via this webform for the Zoom meeting details.

6:00 PM: Introduction to Anti-Racism What is anti-racism? How can I leverage my curiosity to create more inclusive communities? In this webinar, participants will learn about terminology related to equity centered education.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Free for McGill members, these sessions are designed as an alternative to traditional yoga practices. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, and Hatha Yoga practice, with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.

 

Friday, February 26

10:00 - 11:00 AM: International Support Group Has your mental health been impacted by all the uncertainty this past year? International students have been uniquely impacted by the pandemic. This online support group is an opportunity to come together, share what you're going through, gain coping skills, and receive support. Open to all international students, regardless of where they're located.

7:00 - 8:00 PM: youngadults [at] standrewstpaul.com (subject: Lending%20a%20Helping%20Hand%20discussion) (Lending a Helping Hand-Local and Global Opportunities for All). Learn how to become involved in helping out, whether that's in refugee sponsorship activities, dialoguing with Indigenous communities to learn about their needs and how young adults can help, and numerous other ideas to get involved. Facilitated by Keith Randall and Brian Merrett of the A&P Presbyterian church. All students and young adults welcome. Email youngadults [at] standrewstpaul.com (subject: Lending%20a%20Helping%20Hand%20discussion, body: I%27d%20like%20to%20register.%20Thank%20you!) (Sharon to register) and get the Zoom link.

Saturday, February 27

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Falun Dafa Meditation Workshop If you want to reduce stress with slow and gentle exercises and mediation, or if you are interested to know more about Falun Dafa, please feel free to join!

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Sisters' Quran Circle Recite, learn the ahkam (rules) of recitation, and memorize Quran with Sr Sarah. Register here.

6:00 PM: Coldest Night of the Year Once again this year the A&P Youth Group will be participating in “The Coldest Night of the Year Walk” in support of the St-James Drop-In Centre on February 27 and they are seeking sponsors. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Walk will be virtual. Team members will be walking in their own neighbourhoods and keeping in contact through texting, phoning and sharing photos, ending with a zoom pizza supper together – a time to share their experiences! Register here.

 

Looking for something active? Many groups still need volunteers to make friendly phone calls to isolated people as well as deliver groceries and medicines. Browse our volunteering listing on our website.

Sunday, February 28

Join the Eastern Orthodox Livestreaming services Facebook group for all information about available live streams.

7:30 AM: St-Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on live stream of services on Sundays and throughout the week.
9:30 AM: St Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on live streams of services on Sundays and throughout the week.
10:30 AMThe Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul is broadcasting church services via their YouTube channel.

10:30 AM: Christ Church Sunday Eucharist with music. Join via Zoom.

10:30 AMThe Unitarian Church of Montreal begins uploading videos of their worship service on their YouTube channel at 10:30 am, and the full playlist is available for Monday morning,

11:00 AMSunday Morning Quaker Meeting Contact the group on Facebook for the Zoom meeting details.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Online Mile End Meditation Join Jonathan Stewart for secular meditation sessions offered via Google Meet.

7:00 PM: Cathedral at 7. A bilingual joint ministry of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Martha's Chapel, we celebrate a simplified liturgy led by young adults and open to all. A song, a sermon, and a prayer. This week, Pastor Jean-Daniel is preaching. // Un ministère partagé de la Cathédrale Christ Church et la Chapelle Ste-Marthe, nous célébrons une liturgie simple avec un chant, une leçon et une prière. Leadership des jeunes adultes mais ouvert à toutes et tous. Cette semaine notre predicateur sera le pasteur Jean-Daniel.

DAILYPunj Granthi sessions (7-9 PM) hosted by McGill Sikh Students. DM on Facebook for the Zoom link.

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