Organ Recital featuring Neil Cockburn, Oct. 19

Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful concert and a celebration of peace in our 90th of year.

International prize-winning organist Neil Cockburn is performing an organ concert at Canadian Memorial United Church (1825 W 16th Ave, Vancouver) Friday, October 19, starting at 7:30 PM. Cost is by-donation.

Neil Cockburn

The concert is part of the church’s 90th anniversary celebrations. Dr. Cockburn is currently Director of Music at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (Anglican) in Calgary.

The 90 year old organ at Canadian Memorial is a beautiful 42 rank, 3 manual instrument built by Casavant Frères (Opus 1269). Intriguingly the organ was gifted to the church by the people of the United States as a memorial to the 1500 American soldiers who died while serving in the Canadian Army during World War I.

Connect with our learning circles and on-going activities

Our Fall 2018 programs are designed to welcome the person who can commit to all sessions as well as those who can drop-in even for one class. 

Visit a Tuesday night Bible study with Rev. Beth that will continue  through Nov. 20, or drop-in randomly to the 3-week seminar, “A Theology of Randomness (Oct. 10, 17 and 24).

Connection Circle – A Theology of Randomness

Led by Rev. David Ewart
Dates: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm, Oct. 10, 17 and 24
Location: CMUC Centre for Peace
Register during coffee hour or in the Main office starting Sept 16th, or just Drop In

A Theology of Meaninglessness, Purposelessness, and Randomness, of Good, Justice and Evolution. Can we trust God if and when events happen randomly and without any meaning or purpose? All are welcome.

Bible Study with Beth

Led by Rev. Beth Hayward and guests
Dates: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Oct- 9-Nov 20
Location: CMUC Centre for Peace
Register during coffee hour or in the Main office starting Sept 16th, or just Drop In

A key part of nurturing our Christian faith is learning to wrestle with our texts. Led by Rev. Beth Hayward. No experience required.

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.

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,

Street Meals

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

To get involved, contact Joanne Hausch,


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,

Earth Day Service – April 22

Join us for a moving Earth Day Service, with local gospel, soul and jazz singer Dawn Pemberton and reflections from Rabbi Dr Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Director of Inter-religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Along with our usual (incredible) music and leadership team, and all the warmth and welcome of this unique community of faith.

ALL ARE WELCOME. We really mean it. We’d love to have you there.


CMUC gathers and worships on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge that history and that present reality each Sunday when we gather, and particularly on the occasion of this service.