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SERMON SERIES! Three weeks of Jeremiah!

For the next three Sundays Minister Beth Hayward will be taking us through a journey into Jeremiah. "Who needs prophets in the age of reason?" this sermon series will immerse ourselves in the world of Jeremiah, as we pull an ancient story into today and wonder together: 'What does it mean to be a prophet? Where are the prophets today and is anyone listening?'     Here's the rundown. Sunday August 21 - Week One:...

Rev. Rhian Walker: Prayer As Action in the World

[huge_it_videogallery id="4"] Rev. Rhian Walker graced us with her serene presence last Sunday to deliver her sermon "Prayer As Action in the World". Rhian serves as the Minister at Trinity United Church, which is located at the Heartwood Cafe. A recent graduate of the Vancouver School of Theology, her focus is on new expressions of church. She is passionate about the link between spirituality and shaping the culture and planet to be a more just...

Rev. Sally McShane leaves First United Church

From the staff at First United: This week we said goodbye to our beloved Reverend Sally, who has been the steward of First United Church’s spiritual core and ‘keeper of the faith’; a trusted confidant and sounding board; a comfort and gentle guide to seekers; and a rockin’ ambassador and bridge of faith to the world. We will miss her terribly, but are at once excited and...

How Empathy Can Change the World: Guest Speaker Marc Gopin

Marc Gopin is director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, and James H. Laue Professor at George Mason University. He studies the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict resolution. In 2008 he received the Andrew Thomas Peacebuilder Award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). He is currently the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University's School for...

Church for Every Body

Bathrooms have been in the news a lot lately, due largely to new and existing laws in many US states which require people to use the bathroom which corresponds with the sex they were identified with at birth, rather than the gender that best fits for them. Our culture tends to limit it’s understanding of gender to only two options: man and woman. Here...

We are Hiring! Office and Facilities Assistant

Office and Facilities Assistant Canadian Memorial United Church is a progressive, open and welcoming organization.  We are looking for an assistant to support our leadership with venue rentals and related administrative tasks. Reporting to the Lead Minister, this is a part-time, six month, contract with a possibility of renewal.  This position is well suited to someone who has strong interpersonal skills and who is attentive to detail, organized and self-motivated. Key Responsibilities Act as a...