Seven Days: The Story of Creation as told by the Burrard Street Story Guild

Burrard Street Story Guild participants will share the story of creation during worship on Nov. 25. They have been learning the story by practicing drama this fall in Sunday school.


Leaders: Tama Ward, Robyn Williams

A program unique to CMUC Burrard St. Story Guild had its inaugural launch in the spring of 2018 with its storytelling of the prophet Jonah. Story Guild uses theatre arts to invite children (ages 3-12) into the stories of the Hebrew and Christian traditions. Participants are given lots of options as regards the extent of their involvement on the stage (depending on confidence and skill levels), yet regardless of experience or training (none required) all the participants work together to build a storytelling event that touches the hearts of young and old alike.

Rehearsals for the Story Guild productions take place on Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45.

AFFIRM Film night: “Belonging in the Body: Transgender Journeys of Faith”



Transgender Journeys of Faith 

Wednesday, November 14 | 7-10pm 

Would you like to better understand transgender experiences through the lens of Christian faith? You are invited to CMUC’s Affirm screening of “Belonging in the Body: Transgender Journeys of Faith” on November 14 in partnership with Generous Space Ministries.

The film, released in 2018, shares the stories of 11 trans Christians along with their experience of church, scripture and faith. Following the one-hour film in the sanctuary, there will be a chance to ask questions to a panel of trans Christians. A reception with refreshments will follow in the Centre for Peace. This is a FREE event open to all with an optional opportunity to donate toward the work of Generous Space.  

Check out the trailer here:

Evening begins at 7 pm at the church. Panel discussion follows film. Reception will happen afterwards in the Centre for Peace. This is a FREE event with donations accepted for the work of Generous Space. Come are you are.

Check out our Facebook event page for more details.

Come as you are. Invite your friends; meet new ones. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Nov 11: Remembrance Day & CMUC’s 90th anniversary

This Sunday, November 11 we invite all to attend our Remembrance Day service and tribute to the 90th anniversary of Canadian Memorial United Church as a memorial to peace. Service and starts at 10:30am. Open house at 12:30pm. Concert at 2pm.

~Take in a reverent and inspiring wreath laying service with peace advocate Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud.

~Tour the historic stain-glass windows and read their poignant stories.

~And hear the Universal Gospel Choir as they perform a moving Remembrance Day concert.


This is the 90th anniversary of the church, and we are so proud that we still stand as a tangible memorial to peace.

Please join us!

10:30am – Commemorative Service with church choir and orchestra

12:30-1:45pm – Open House. View the historical stain-glass windows

2:00pm – Remembrance Day Concert by the Universal Gospel Choir. (By donation.)

Come pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom, and join with us as we promote peace.


Check out this post for more information.

And feel free to share this Facebook post with friends and family. We hope to see you there!

Connect with our Fall 2018 learning circles and on-going activities

Connect with your community throughout the week through Bible study, choir, film, serving others and more. Explore our on-going programs that are designed to welcome the person who can commit to all sessions as well as those who can drop-in even for one class. 

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Tuesday Night Bible study welcomes The Rev. Dr. Harry Maier on Nov. 6 and 13 from 7-8:30 pm. He will discuss the letters of Paul.

Location: CMUC Centre for Peace
Register: or just drop-in

Tuesday Night Bible Study with Beth wraps-up for the fall term on Nov. 20. A key part of nurturing our Christian faith is learning to wrestle with our texts. Led by Rev. Beth Hayward. No experience required.

NOTE: The 2018 Tuesday night Bible study group has ended. Watch our announcements for upcoming Bible study opportunities.

Chancel Choir

Led by our Minister of Music, Lonnie Delisle
Dates: Thursdays 7:15-9 p.m., ongoing
Location: CMUC Sanctuary
Talk to Lonnie or email to sign up

A mix of gospel, contemporary and traditional music. No auditions required.

Cinema Sophia

Led by Tom Little
7-10 p.m., every second Friday
Location: CMUC Centre for Peace
Limit: 25 people. Register during coffee hour or in the Main office starting Sept 16th. Please commit to attending at least 50% of films.

NOTE: Registration for Cinema Sophia is currently closed. The next opportunity to join the group will be fall 2019. Watch for announcements this summer!

More than a film-watching group, this is a chance to experience deep and moving (and sometimes funny) films, and then discuss and reflect on them among spiritual community.


Meditation Group: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Fireside Room

Learn meditation techniques, listen to spiritual readings.
Questions? Contact Sam Wyatt,

Parent and Tot Group:
Thursdays, 10:00-12:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Build community and offer support and encouragement while young children play and interact.
Questions? Contact Michelle Cobban,


In from the Cold

Join us to serve a hot meal at First United Church on the second Friday of every month from 3:30-7:30 pm. Volunteers cook a meat or veggie stew, set-up, and serve those in need of a nourishing meal.

To get involved, contact Heather McKelvie,


StreetMeals is an outreach ministry that has been supporting street-involved youth in Vancouver with a hot meal and sandwich program. StreetMeals provides food, clothes, and scholarships to street-involved youth.

To get involved, contact Joanne Hausch,

Reconciliation Seekers

The Canadian Memorial community continues to listen and learn how we can live into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

To get involved, contact Hilary Kitson,


CMUC is part of a network of over 200 Affirming ministries across Canada. We declare in word and action that God loves and accepts people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We are committed to working for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. Check out our action plan for the upcoming year here.

To get involved, contact Emily,