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We’re hiring: Facilities and Maintenance Worker

Facilities and Maintenance Worker Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace is looking for a reliable worker to assist in operating and ensuring the good maintenance of our church and community buildings. Reporting to the Administrator, the Facilities and Maintenance Worker will identify maintenance issues, undertake light repairs and routine caretaking items, and set up rooms for events and activities. This regular part-time morning position offers some flexibility in scheduling and requires a self-motivated,...

Calls to Action

Upon its conclusion, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published a report of 94 calls to action to achieve true reconciliation among the citizens of the land called Canada. During this Thanksgiving weekend, we see fit to draw attention to these calls to action as a way to be in right relationship with the complicated nature of this holiday. Thanksgiving has traditionally been celebrated in remembrance of the first encounter between the indigenous peoples...

Fall 2016 Connection Circles

Fall 2016 Connection Circles are starting! 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. This year they include: Sacred Wounds - Led by Gwen Dirks A 4 session creative exploration into your faith of origin story. Looking into the source of religious trauma and injuries experienced that have affected our relationship to God and each other. Opening to...

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...