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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...

We’re Hiring! Administrator (Temporary)

We are looking for a collegial and calm administrator with strong management, leadership and organizational skills to join our office at Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace.  This is a temporary parental leave coverage and starts in early December and runs through to September 2016. For more information read the Job Posting.

Blanket Exercise – Saturday November 7th with The Very Reverand Stan McKay

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the powerful Blanket Exercise this Saturday from 3-5pm at Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre For Peace. Making this experience especially powerful is our guest facilitator The Very Rev.Stan McKay, (former Moderator of the United Church.) The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Blanket Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets...

CMUC Sponsors Refugee Family – Let’s find out more!

Canadian Memorial United Church is helping to sponsor a Syrian refugee family and unite them with their family here in Vancouver. The family of three has undergone intense fear and tragedy after the mother was left a widow after her husband was killed. She and her two young boys fled to Turkey where they are now waiting it out - hopeful to come to Canada. We sat down with Minister Beth Hayward to get a...