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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...

Earth Literacies and CMUC present The Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin, with Margaret Walters

Teilhard personally struggled all his life between the dialectic he framed in his cosmology: ‘adoration or suicide.’ His journey of surrender to Omega was ongoing to the end of his life when he could say that God’s presence was with him all the time. His passionate love of manifest reality caused him to swim against the current of his time which flowed towards otherworldly transcendence and insisted, “There is a communion with God, and a...

Christine Boyle joins CMUC as Minister of Community Life

CMUC is thrilled to announce that Christine Boyle is our new Minister of Community Life. Christine Boyle is a community organizer and storyteller, raised on Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, BC. She grew up in the United Church of Canada, and has an BSc in Urban Agriculture and First Nations Studies from UBC, and an MA in 'Religious Leadership for Social Change' from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.   Christine begins her work...

JOY! A Sensational Celebration – Dec 20th at 9am & 11am

We’re serving up a big helping of joy Sunday December 20th as CMUC presents JOY! A Sensational Celebration. This year there are two Christmas concerts to choose from - 9:00am and 11:00am. With music ranging from gospel to contemporary to traditional, a full orchestra, 40 voice choir and children’s choir, this is one Sunday you, your friends and family don’t want to miss. Come join us as we celebrate Christmas and fill our hearts with...