We are proud to be part of the AFFIRM network of churches joining with others to declare ourselves to be fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All are welcome here.
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.
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.
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.
This Lent we are organizing our second DineOut CMUC!
April 9th to 20th :: various locations
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.
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.