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All Music Sunday

You don't want to miss this: All Music Sunday This Sunday, June 25th, we celebrate friendship and song with a powerful, faith-filled, possibly even rockin' morning of music. It's a great week to bring a friend or neighbour to church. And a week to not miss yourself. Looking for a little more inspiration? Here's the choir singing Love Train last year! Want to invite a Friend? Not sure how you'd go about inviting a friend...

Summer Preaching Series

CANADIAN MEMORIAL SUMMER PREACHING SERIES May 28 – Oct 1, 2017 The Summer Preaching Series is an opportunity for the Canadian Memorial community to be fed by a rich and diverse group of guest preachers; a lovely blend of old friends and fresh faces. June features preachers who once served and were formed by this congregation. The summer months are a beautiful mix of current staff and recent graduates. In September we welcome the best...

Incredible Commuter Challenge!

Last Sunday 72 CMUC-ers took part in the national Faith Commuter Challenge, walking/busing/biking/carpooling/scooting a total of 462km to get to and from worship. Compared to everyone driving solo, we as a congregation saved 35L of fuel from being burned, and kept nearly 70Kg of Co2 from being released into the atmosphere. Plus, for what it's worth, we burned 8871 calories. While getting outside and connecting with others on a beautiful sunny morning.  You can read blog...

Camp Fircom Congregational Retreat: 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...

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 place to log your trip...

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...

Spring Cleaning Donations to First United

FIRST UNITED DONATIONS:  Spring Pick Up March 12th and 19th We will have two major campaigns, spring and autumn 2017, for donations to First United. SPRING:  Spring is fast approaching - daffodils and tulips are pushing up - and with spring comes the promise to declutter the closets and to admit that the perfectly good shirt you bought three years ago -  70% off -  and have worn once was not a good purchase.  Or that...

Thomas Berry: Prophet & Mystic

Thomas Berry, Prophet and Mystic With Gertie Jocksch SC Saturday Jan 14, 2017, 10 – 4:00 pm Thomas Berry can be an inspiration for these challenging times of unparalleled Earth devastation. Our task, he says, is to begin the transition from our modern industrial-technological civilization to a more benign mode of human presence to Earth. This calls for a radical re-visioning of what it means to be human among the communities of our planet home and...

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