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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...

Our Syrian refugee family has arrived!!!

  It was an extremely exciting day yesterday for Canadian Memorial United Church. Finally after almost 10 months our Syrian refugee family has arrived in Canada. The Refugee Committee and CMUC have been working tirelessly putting on fundraisers and raising money to bring Dalal and her two boys Yazan and Gaid over from Turkey. Almost a year ago Dalal’s husband was killed in prison by The Assad Regime and fearing for their lives...

Ash Wednesday – February 10th at 7:00pm

The Season of Lent is fast approaching. This is a season that has traditionally been seen as a time to try harder by giving up some vice or other. In truth, our spiritual awakening and deepening is about trying less not more, surrendering, letting go, a deep allowing of Spirit to be at work within. You are invited, this year, to really embrace the gift of these seven weeks to deepen your spiritual practice. Join...