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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...

All Music Sunday

You don't want to miss this: All Music Sunday This Sunday, June 25th, we celebrate friendship and song with a powerful, faith-filled, possibly even rockin' morning of music. It's a great week to bring a friend or neighbour to church. And a week to not miss yourself. Looking for a little more inspiration? Here's the choir singing Love Train last year! Want to invite a Friend? Not sure how you'd go about inviting a friend...

Camp Fircom Congregational Retreat: June 9-11

Connect, play, sing and be restored! Join us for a weekend of campfire sing-alongs, paddling on calm waters, and breaking bread together on beautiful Gambier Island. This retreat will offer programming for all ages, including canoeing, hiking, archery, music, crafts and more! Be restored in community away from the distractions of our busy city lives. When: Friday, June 9 from 7:00pm until Sunday June 11 at 3:00pm Where: Camp Fircom - Gambier Island Ages: All...

Faith Commuter Challenge

Faith Commuter Challenge - Sunday, June 4  This Spring, CMUC will join hundreds of faith communities in a nationwide Commuter Challenge. Between June 2-11, people of all faiths across the country will be reducing the ecological footprint of their commute to worship. At Canadian Memorial we invite you to participate on Sunday, June 4th by travelling to church on foot, by bike, or by public transit and carpooling. We will have a place to log your trip...

As We Evolve – Congregational Conversation

On March 26th, 2017 we gathered to listen, dream, and envision the future of this growing, evolving congregation. It was a powerful morning. Here is some of what you said. Thanks to Brandon, our Board Chair, for compiling it all. Results of the Congregational Visioning Exercise, held on March 26, 2017. 76 people turned in forms, so there was lots of data! The wordclouds show key words people used in their answers: the bigger the...

Spring Cleaning Donations to First United

FIRST UNITED DONATIONS:  Spring Pick Up March 12th and 19th We will have two major campaigns, spring and autumn 2017, for donations to First United. SPRING:  Spring is fast approaching - daffodils and tulips are pushing up - and with spring comes the promise to declutter the closets and to admit that the perfectly good shirt you bought three years ago -  70% off -  and have worn once was not a good purchase.  Or that...