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We’re Hiring!

We're hiring a new Minister of Community Life, and two part-time positions supporting our Ministry for Children, Youth and Families. Find out more below: Minister of Community Life We're on the look-out for a new Minister of Community Life, a 20 hours/week Ministry position, focused on: Envisioning and implementing adult spiritual growth programming aligned with our theology: coordinating relevant, progressive and transformative spiritual programs Welcoming spiritual seekers, developing systems to integrate them into the community,...

An Affirming Congregation

Canadian Memorial becomes an Affirming Ministry! On June 10, 2018 after a full year of education and reflection spread throughout worship, numerous events, and monthly display tables, Canadian Memorial voted resoundingly to become an Affirming ministry. We join St. Andrew’s Wesley as the second Affirming United Church in Vancouver and stand with over 200 Affirming United Church ministries across Canada in witnessing to the wider community that God’s love extends to everyone equally and without...

JOB POSTING: Administrator

ADMINISTRATOR POSITION - JUNE 2018 Who we seek Our inclusive, progressive Christian community is looking for a superstar to report to the Lead Minister and manage the church’s non-ministry functions. The Administrator is the nexus for staff, ministers, congregants, and the public -  the go-to person, anticipator, initiator, doer, detail-watcher, and systematiser who keeps all background functions running smoothly. We seek an organized, flexible, grounded, collegial, hands-on Administrator to work alongside the Rentals Coordinator in an...

Humans of Canadian Memorial: Tammy

“I was born in Hamilton Ontario, 2 months too early which is why I have a visual disability. I was so small that they put me in an incubator. I think I was only 2 pounds when I was born and back in the 60’s they didn’t really know much about incubators so they turned up the oxygen too high and my retinas got damaged. That’s how I lost my sight.” Can you tell me...

Earth Day Service – April 22

Join us for a moving Earth Day Service, with local gospel, soul and jazz singer Dawn Pemberton and reflections from Rabbi Dr Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Director of Inter-religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology. Along with our usual (incredible) music and leadership team, and all the warmth and welcome of this unique community of faith. ALL ARE WELCOME. We really mean it. We'd love to have you there.   CMUC gathers and worships on the...

Humans of Canadian Memorial: Wilda

How did you get into stand-up comedy? “Over a lifetime, in a round-about way. As a child, my mom entered me in public speaking contests and talent shows. She could see I got a kick out of entertaining. In my adult life, I've been on a quest to find my purpose. I was in a long-term marriage and spent a lot of my energy on things important to my husband. But I was out of...

Humans of Canadian Memorial: Michelle

"I came to Canadian Memorial three years ago, after a crisis in my life. Six months earlier, my husband Paul had contracted a severe case of cerebral malaria after a trip to Africa. He was in a deep coma, with complete kidney failure, liver failure, and a very poor prognosis for recovery. We ended up taking him off life support, but then he started to improve a little bit, so we plugged him back in....

April 1st: Easter Sunday Service

April 1st, 10:30am Join us as we celebrate Easter with a special worship service. Each Sunday our morning worship includes both lively and reflective music from our choir, band, and guest musicians. It includes scripture, prayer, a sermon, and musical meditation. We pray, celebrate, grieve, and grow together, bringing all that we are, and all that we are carrying. This Easter, if you are able, bring a few flowers. 

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