January 16, 2019

When the opportunity presented itself to host a Finnish Independence Day concert at St. Michael’s church, we did not hesitate to say “Yes, we’d love to do this!”. It took time and efforts of many volunteers to pull the event together, but the result was fantastic.

How d...

November 1, 2018

If you have ever been to our services, I'm sure you will agree if I say that often they turn out to be wonderful musical events. If you haven't found your way there yet, I encourage you to come!  We have a small organ in the church, of course. But we also have a piano,...

July 5, 2018

Yet another year in the St Michael’s congregation is behind and summer is here, in Finland as well as in Canada. Fall 2017 – spring 2018 saw a lot of activities including a confirmation camp, first one since about 20 years! While writing this on summer holiday in Hyvin...

May 11, 2018

Tämän vuoden Suomi-Konferenssi, Kanadan suomalaisten seurakuntien yhteinen tapaaminen, järjestettiin Sudburyssä, Ontariossa. Pastori Matthewin lisäksi matkaan oli Montrealista lähdössä seitsemän hengen joukkue yhteisellä autokyydillä. Valitettavasti Mirkku ja Rauha jou...

May 9, 2018

A photo of seventeen “Finnish” Pastors, and what this photo tells us about the future of the Suomi Conference…

Look at this photo of the “Finnish pastors” at this year’s May 2018 Suomi Conference in Sudbury Ontario. Seventeen smiling faces. Seventeen pastors who, for th...

May 5, 2018

When you’re the pastor to Finns, watch what you wish for…you just might get it!

Back in February, I suggested to the confirmation youth and to their parents that we take a spring hike. Living, as I do, close to the sidewalks and cafés of Montreal, I forget that the end...

April 19, 2018

Easter is a special celebration in the yearly church calendar. On Easter Sunday, April 1st, St Michael's Finnish Church offered a joint service with the St. John's Estonian Church, since the church building is the home for both congregations. We enjoyed music from the...

April 1, 2018

As a continuation for Ismo Makkonen's 40's-60's sing-along event that was held on February 25, St. Michael's hosted a second sing-along evening on March 23. This was a 5@7-style event with wine, pop and snacks, and we sang both Finnish and international tunes from the...

March 8, 2018

I think you'll agree when you watch this two-minute video! Thanks to Marja-Leena, Ilona, Iitu, Pirkko, and all the others who made this such a special day for the Montreal Finnish community!

We have put together another video as well, of the concert by EVA-trio. Sit bac...

February 26, 2018

Despite the freezing rain warning, there were 10 joyful congregation members (Finns and not Finns) who got together Friday afternoon February 23, for the first sing-along in support of the Rohingya refugee relief. Ismo Makkonen had prepared a great list of 40s-60s

songs...

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