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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…

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. 

Humans of Canadian Memorial: Jay

How was Trilojay formed? I knew Jason Nickel from a recording session we did a while back and J2 (Jay Esplana) as a substitute drummer for a hip hop group I was in called the Airtights. Jason, who has been with the CMUC years, recommend us to Lonnie as great options for the band: thankfully, Lonnie agreed! It was actually Andrew, the church sound tech, who came up with the band name: “Hey, there’s 3…