Christmas at Canadian Memorial

Now that our tree is lit and decorations have been hung, we’re ready to celebrate the season with you! From annual Christmas concert to the quiet Blue Christmas service to three services on Christmas eve, CMUC has something for everyone. Please join us!


Sunday, December 16
9:00am & 11:00am

Our annual Christmas concert x2!

With a 60-voice choir, full orchestra and children’s choir, and featuring musical selections ranging from classical, pop to soul-shaking gospel, CHRISTMAS JOY has something for everyone. Come join us as we celebrate the season of Joy!

The same concert happens at both 9am and 11am, to ensure there is enough room for everyone.

Tips: This is our most popular service of the year. If you want to guarantee yourself a seat, come at 9am!


Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 19


The Christmas season can be incredibly tough for those who have experienced loss. Whether it’s grieving a loved one, disconnection from family, sorrow for the state of the world, or just a deep loneliness, Christmas can feel more tormenting than triumphant. Join Minister Beth Hayward for a special service, known as Blue Christmas, to acknowledge and release our grief and sorrow and begin a new journey toward joy.


Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

4:00pm: Nativity for Kids – A Christmas Service especially for the little ones! With characters, costumes and the Baby Jesus. Featuring a few Christmas carols, storytelling and sacred moments, and possibly even a little dancing. All wrapped up in 30 minutes!

7:00pm & 9:00pm: Candlelight service – A Christmas Service for the whole family! Amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, join us for a sacred moment. A chance to remember the Christmas story, to sing some of your favourite songs, and to be in the warm and loving company of this warm and loving community of faith. This candlelight service features soloist Dawn Pemberton. You won’t want to miss it!


General info for all services

Free to attend. Freewill offering. All are welcome!


There’s always plenty of free street parking south of 16th Avenue.


We have a level access door to the Church on the west side (opposite side from Burrard street). You can get there from the lane or up the sidewalk from 15th Avenue. Handicapped parking spots are available in the lot next to the Centre for Peace.

Visually impaired: If your visual impairment means you can read a large text document, please speak to an usher or greeter. We have the worship bulletin printed out in large print each week for this purpose.

Hearing impaired: We have audio aids for those who have trouble with their hearing. Just ask an usher when you arrive.