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Shrove Sunday Pancake Lunch

We're being a bit sneaky. It's of course suppose to be Shrove Tuesday, but we can't help but want to eat pancakes with you all, and many folks travel a ways to get here on Sundays, making weekday evenings harder. So we're doing it a couple days early. Please join us for a pancake lunch as we reflect and celebrate our way into the season of Lent. Sunday, February 11, after service in the Great...

Holding Space for One Another at Christmas

Vancouver, BC. December 11, 2017. – “Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call. Their favourite time of the year.” So goes the popular holiday song. But sometimes Christmas can be anything but fun. It’s a season where we naturally call to mind relationships with family. We reflect on all the things we accomplished this past year…or didn’t. We look back and smile at our successes, or cringe with...

Light Up the Season 2017

We invite you to bring light into this season by donating a light to the Canadian Memorial Christmas Tree. Gifts in honour of someone will receive a card to mail to that person, letting them know you have made a donation. All gifts in honour or memory will include an option to be publicly recognized. Donations are tax-deductible. Online donations can be made at the link here, or in person donations can be made in...

Room For All: A gospel celebration of love and belonging

Sunday, Nov 26th, 7pm Canadian Memorial United Church 15th and Burrard, Vancouver Featuring the Universal Gospel Choir  & Bishop Yvette Flunder   Proceeds to Rainbow Refugee     Dr. Rev. Yvette Flunder has been leading movements for justice and radical inclusion for over 30 years, from the church house to the White House and steps of the Supreme Court. In June 2003 she became Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 100 primarily...

Remembrance Service and Open House

A Climate of Peace Remembrance Service with Guest Preacher Elizabeth May Sunday, November 5th, 10:30am Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace Elizabeth May is one of Canada’s most respected environmentalists, and has a long history of involvement in peace movements. Trained as a lawyer, May served as Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada for seventeen years. A practicing Anglican, she also studied theology at St Paul University, and has received an honourary Doctorate of Divinity...

Fall 2017 Connection Circles

Connection Circles are an opportunity to deepen relationships with other members of CMUC through a shared interest. Registration sheets are in the main church office, or you can register by emailing christine @ canadianmemorial.org. The Fall 2017 Connection Circles are: Deepening Reconciliation Led by Hilary Kitson Dates: Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, Oct 23 to Nov 27th Location: CMUC Library Limit 8 people DESCRIPTION COMING. Spiritual Practice for Busy Lives Led by Michelle Cobban Dates: Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, Oct...

Fall Kick Off! Sept 17th

Join us for FALL KICK OFF! 10:30am | September 17 Don't miss our Fall Kick Off worship and BBQ, featuring musical guests, and delicious food. Worship will include testimonials from Gillian Rowinski and Broadus Mattison. After the service you'll be able to sign up for Fall Connection Circles, and find info on all sorts of ways to get more involved in the CMUC community this year. Plus it's a great chance to meet new people, and to reconnect with...

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...

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