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Upcoming Events with Michael Morwood

A New Template for Progressive Religion Date: June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: A donation of $10 is suggested – but come regardless. Location: Canadian Memorial Church, Centre for Peace 1806 W 15th & Burrard St. Vancouver. Three important questions in adult faith formation are: What are you asking me to imagine?  From where did this imagination (as a picture of reality) arise?  How does this imagination resonate with what we know today...

Faith Commuter Challenge

Faith Commuter Challenge - Sunday, June 4  This Spring, CMUC will join hundreds of faith communities in a nationwide Commuter Challenge. Between June 2-11, people of all faiths across the country will be reducing the ecological footprint of their commute to worship. At Canadian Memorial we invite you to participate on Sunday, June 4th by travelling to church on foot, by bike, or by public transit and carpooling. We will have a bike repair station, a place...

Camp Fircom Congregational Retreat: Register now for June 9-11

Connect, play, sing and be restored! Join us for a weekend of campfire sing-alongs, paddling on calm waters, and breaking bread together on beautiful Gambier Island. This retreat will offer programming for all ages, including canoeing, hiking, archery, music, crafts and more! Be restored in community away from the distractions of our busy city lives. When: Friday, June 9 from 7:00pm until Sunday June 11 at 3:00pm Where: Camp Fircom - Gambier Island Ages: All...

Transformational Storytelling

You asked, and it's happening! Beloved storyteller, author and performer David Roche is returning to Canadian Memorial, alongside his talented wife Marlena Blavin, to lead a Storytelling workshop after worship. Sunday May 7th, 12:15-2:15, in the CMUC Sanctuary. Lunch provided. RSVP to christine@canadianmemorial.org. Transformational Storytelling Stories have the power to transform both the teller and the listeners. This workshop provides the most safe and encouraging environment you will ever encounter to learn and practice telling stories. Our...

Spiritual Revolution with Chris Ferguson

Canadian Memorial is hosting an event series exploring the places where spirituality, family, art and justice meet, through the stories of those living it. Join us. Rev Chris Ferguson Global Ecumenical Leader, Minister and Activist Sunday, May 7th 10:30am At Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace 15th and Burrard, Vancouver All are welcome. Childcare provided. Rev Chris Ferguson is the second general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), and an ordained minister in the...

Earth Day Worship with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip

We are thrilled to announce that Joan Phillip and her husband Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will be joining us for our annual Earth Day worship service - happening Sunday, April 23rd at 10:30am. Together Joan and Stewart have spent their lives protecting land and culture, lifting up Indigenous rights, and defending Aboriginal Rights and Title. In 2014 the Grand Chief was arrested at Burnaby Mountain, resisting the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Special Musical Guest: CBC Freedom...

Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Join us for Holy Week at CMUC Good Friday April 14 :: 10:30am The thing about Easter is that it really makes no sense without Good Friday. There is no empty tomb without a cross, no resurrection without death, no “aha” moment without some monumental failure. Good Friday is about daring to show up at the crosses of your life, emptying yourself of all that threatens to entomb you. If it feels way too risky,...

As We Evolve – Congregational Conversation

On March 26th, 2017 we gathered to listen, dream, and envision the future of this growing, evolving congregation. It was a powerful morning. Here is some of what you said. Thanks to Brandon, our Board Chair, for compiling it all. Results of the Congregational Visioning Exercise, held on March 26, 2017. 76 people turned in forms, so there was lots of data! The wordclouds show key words people used in their answers: the bigger the...

Active Witnessing Training

Break the Silence: The Power of Active Witnessing  Thursday, April 20th, 6-9pm.  At Canadian Memorial United Church 1825 West 16th Ave, Vancouver Register here. Workshops also happening May 11th in White Rock, and May 18th in North Vancouver. Many in our community have been expressing their grief, heartbreak and fear about witnessing an increase in hateful rhetoric and hate-crimes both in Metro Vancouver, and around the world. Personally witnessing, or simply overhearing, hateful language and actions...

Earth Day Retreat 2017

The Work That Reconnects – Earth Day 2017 During this time of such tumult and uncertainty, it is challenging to know how to respond. Ecophilosopher and activist Joanna Macy developed a form of group work to help people channel their emotional responses to the conditions of our world into empowered responses. We invite you to come join us for this retreat to use some of Joanna’s powerful exercises to connect with yourself, others, nature and...

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