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All are welcome at A Midwinter Night’s Dinner

Join fellow Vancouverites of all ages for a simple potluck dinner where we will break bread, make friends, and share in human connection. Vancouver is known as a lonely city, but we at Canadian Memorial are here to challenge that narrative! On February 2 at 6:00pm, join us for A Midwinter Night’s Dinner, as we bring together a group of strangers for a community experience over food. Community dinners like this are growing in popularity across…

Welcome Joseph Kyser!

We are thrilled to welcome Joseph Kyser to Canadian Memorial as our new Minister of Community Life this week. As a lifelong member of the Church, Joseph has sought to combine his interests of education and Christianity together through his studies, leadership, and community participation. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Educational Technology from the University of Central Missouri, as well as a Master of…

Blue Christmas Service  – Where you can just “be”

“I’ll be home for Christmas, You can plan on me, Please have snow and mistletoe, And presents under the tree…” While these lyrics are beautiful and poignant to some, they can be gut-wrenching and painful for others. Christmas is a time of festive celebrations with family and friends or so commercialism has taught us to believe. The Hallmark Channel is littered with every type of movie with a happy and sappy Christmas ending.  You can’t pop…

Christmas at Canadian Memorial

Now that our tree is lit and decorations have been hung, we’re ready to celebrate the season with you! From annual Christmas concert to the quiet Blue Christmas service to three services on Christmas eve, CMUC has something for everyone. Please join us! CHRISTMAS JOY Sunday, December 16 9:00am & 11:00am Our annual Christmas concert x2! With a 60-voice choir, full orchestra and children’s choir, and featuring musical selections ranging from classical, pop to soul-shaking…

Join our Children’s Christmas Choir!

Kids and Youth needed for a special Children’s Choir performance during our annual Christmas Choir Concerts on December 16! Children and youth (aged 7+) are needed (no audition required) who would enjoy learning a fun song and sharing it as part of this year’s Christmas Choir Concerts. In just two special rehearsals, kids will be ready to sing, “That Time of Year” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”. All faiths and abilities welcome! Rehearsals are December 2…

Seven Days: The Story of Creation as told by the Burrard Street Story Guild

BURRARD ST. STORY GUILD Leaders: Tama Ward, Robyn Williams A program unique to CMUC Burrard St. Story Guild had its inaugural launch in the spring of 2018 with its storytelling of the prophet Jonah. Story Guild uses theatre arts to invite children (ages 3-12) into the stories of the Hebrew and Christian traditions. Participants are given lots of options as regards the extent of their involvement on the stage (depending on confidence and skill levels),…

AFFIRM Film night: “Belonging in the Body: Transgender Journeys of Faith”

AFFIRM FILM NIGHT BELONGING IN THE BODY: Transgender Journeys of Faith  Wednesday, November 14 | 7-10pm  Would you like to better understand transgender experiences through the lens of Christian faith? You are invited to CMUC’s Affirm screening of “Belonging in the Body: Transgender Journeys of Faith” on November 14 in partnership with Generous Space Ministries. The film, released in 2018, shares the stories of 11 trans Christians along with their experience of church, scripture and…

Nov 11: Remembrance Day & CMUC’s 90th anniversary

This Sunday, November 11 we invite all to attend our Remembrance Day service and tribute to the 90th anniversary of Canadian Memorial United Church as a memorial to peace. Service and starts at 10:30am. Open house at 12:30pm. Concert at 2pm. ~Take in a reverent and inspiring wreath laying service with peace advocate Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud. ~Tour the historic stain-glass windows and read their poignant stories. ~And hear the Universal Gospel Choir as they perform…

Connect with our Fall 2018 learning circles and on-going activities

Connect with your community throughout the week through Bible study, choir, film, serving others and more. Explore our on-going programs that are designed to welcome the person who can commit to all sessions as well as those who can drop-in even for one class.  Tuesday Night Bible Study Tuesday Night Bible study welcomes The Rev. Dr. Harry Maier on Nov. 6 and 13 from 7-8:30 pm. He will discuss the letters of Paul. Location: CMUC…

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…

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