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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...

GIVING SUNDAY – DECEMBER 6

This Sunday December 6th is GIVING SUNDAY at Canadian Memorial United Church. Take some time out of the busy commercialism of the season and focus on ways that you can contribute to our two outreach charities. Join us in making Christmas a more enjoyable time for others who are struggling. Streetmeals & In From the Cold Streetmeals: Supports at risk young people often living on the street. In from the Cold: Serves the needs of people living...

CMUC & Earth Literacies present the documentary “This Changes Everything”

“This Changes Everything” –  Documentary What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestsellerThis Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the...

First United needs your help at Christmas

FROM FIRST UNITED: Dear friends, Christmas is soon upon us, and we're including some special requests for support for our Christmas programming. While many of us await the Christmas season with anticipation and good memories, it can be a challenging time of year for many people, particularly those facing health, addiction, family or economic issues. Our goal is to make Christmas a peaceful, loving, abundant and joyful time for as many people as possible, and...