DineOut CMUC

This Lent we are organizing our second DineOut CMUC!

April 9th to 20th :: various locations
What’s that?
During the two weeks from April 9th to 20th, the Canadian Memorial community will get together in one another’s homes to break bread, share a meal, and deepen the relationships that make this place so special. Some folks will volunteer to host and cook (you can even pair up to do so, if it feels daunting), and others will sign up to attend. It’s a chance to do as Jesus and his disciples did: build beloved community over food and conversation.
I’ll host a dinner!
We invite you to sign up to host (and cook) a dinner for CMUC folks in your home. You fill out the form below to let us know what possible dates (between April 9th to 20th) work for you, how many people you can fit, what dietary requirements you can meet, etc. Hosts will be reimbursed for food costs, and dinners will be BYOB.
Drop the form off for Christine in the main office by March 4th.
I’d like to attend!
After Worship on Sundays from March 11th to April 1st, there will be a table in the Great Hall to sign up to join a meal. The cost is a sliding scale $5-15, and will go to reimbursing the hosts for food costs. Guests are invited to bring wine/beer to share if they would like.
Questions? Find Christine, our Minister of Community Live, during coffee hour, or email her at christine (at) canadianmemorial (dot) org.


NEW Parent and Tot Play Group

Happening Thursdays from 10am – noon.

Canadian Memorial is hosting a brand new, FREE play group for all ages, from babies to preschool. A more peaceful play group for your littlest ones or those who prefer a bit less stimulation. Professional storytime with songs and stories and puppets every week. Snacks, tea and coffee (by donation). This is not specifically a religious program, it is truly welcome to all.

Drop in, play and connect!

At Canadian Memorial United Church’s Centre for Peace (not the sanctuary building): 1825 West 16th Ave. Free parking onsite.

For more info, email Michelle: mcobban (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Shrove Sunday Pancake Lunch

We’re being a bit sneaky. It’s of course suppose to be Shrove Tuesday, but we can’t help but want to eat pancakes with you all, and many folks travel a ways to get here on Sundays, making weekday evenings harder. So we’re doing it a couple days early.

Please join us for a pancake lunch as we reflect and celebrate our way into the season of Lent.

Sunday, February 11, after service in the Great Hall.

Are you able to help? We are looking for a few electric griddles to borrow. And looking for many volunteers to make and bring fruit salad that morning. Contact Christine if you are able to help: christine (at) canadianmemorial.org

Black History Month and the Power of Gospel

What a joy and an honour to have had Terrance Kelly, and the Universal Gospel Choir, join us for worship this past Sunday, and the moving testimony of our own Matthew Brewer. We kicked off Black History month a little early, celebrating the power of gospel music, and deepening our commitment to faithful racial justice work. You can read Matt’s words, and words from our Lead Minister Beth, below this video of Terrance leading the choir and the congregation in song.

Continue reading “Black History Month and the Power of Gospel”

Light Up the Season 2017

We invite you to bring light into this season by donating a light to the Canadian Memorial Christmas Tree.

Gifts in honour of someone will receive a card to mail to that person, letting them know you have made a donation. All gifts in honour or memory will include an option to be publicly recognized. Donations are tax-deductible. Online donations can be made at the link here, or in person donations can be made in the CMUC Office.

Lighting Up the Tree & Carol Singing

Whether you are able to make a donation or not, join us on Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm to sing carols, drink hot chocolate, and light up our tree! All are welcome.
Sunday, Dec 3rd, 5pm
CMUC Centre for Peace