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Invitation to participate in spring gardening

Well-tended gardens feed the soul of the community and of the gardeners. The CMUC gardening ministry team welcomes additional volunteers to help care for the perennial beds around our property. Tools, training and group-building are available. The options below accommodate various schedules and preferred working styles: Group Gardening: Sherry Burrows or an experienced alternate will be available to give ideas on areas for focus to those who want to garden on a given day. You can…

“Beloved Child: The Initiation of Jesus” as told by the kids of the Burrard St Story Guild

Join us at church on Sunday, May 5 as our children and youth of the Burrard St Story Guild lead the service and offer us a theatrical telling of the baptism and temptations of Christ. Service starts at 10:30am. All are truly welcome. Our church is at the corner of Burrard Street and W 15th Avenue. ABOUT THE BURRARD ST STORY GUILD: The Burrard St Story Guild had its inaugural launch at CMUC in the…

Holy Week & Easter services

Holy Week and Easter are arguably the most important days in the Christian year. In the span of a week we travel with Jesus from triumphal entry into Jerusalem through to defeat on the cross on Good Friday and then to resurrection on Easter morning. But this season is so much more than commemorating historic events – Holy Week and Easter bring together the full scope of our lives with the bold assertion that love…

Message from Rev. Beth: Sermon series for Lent

One of the most arduous spiritual tasks is that of giving up control and allowing the Spirit of God to lead our lives.  Let’s turn the Lenten practice of giving things up on its head this month. How about, instead of giving up the simple pleasures of life we take a journey inward and examine the things within, our ways of being in the world, that no longer serve and that hold us back from…

Message from Rev. Beth: Sermon Series for February

Happy new year! Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says: “I used to think that the greatest command in the Bible was ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ I was wrong. Only in one place does the Bible ask us to love our neighbor. In more than thirty places it commands us to love the stranger…It isn’t hard to love our neighbors…What’s tough is to love the stranger, the person who isn’t like us.”1 Join us in…

All are welcome at A Midwinter Night’s Dinner

Join fellow Vancouverites of all ages for a simple potluck dinner where we will break bread, make friends, and share in human connection. Vancouver is known as a lonely city, but we at Canadian Memorial are here to challenge that narrative! On February 2 at 6:00pm, join us for A Midwinter Night’s Dinner, as we bring together a group of strangers for a community experience over food. Community dinners like this are growing in popularity across…

Welcome Joseph Kyser!

We are thrilled to welcome Joseph Kyser to Canadian Memorial as our new Minister of Community Life this week. As a lifelong member of the Church, Joseph has sought to combine his interests of education and Christianity together through his studies, leadership, and community participation. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Educational Technology from the University of Central Missouri, as well as a Master of…

Blue Christmas Service  – Where you can just “be”

“I’ll be home for Christmas, You can plan on me, Please have snow and mistletoe, And presents under the tree…” While these lyrics are beautiful and poignant to some, they can be gut-wrenching and painful for others. Christmas is a time of festive celebrations with family and friends or so commercialism has taught us to believe. The Hallmark Channel is littered with every type of movie with a happy and sappy Christmas ending.  You can’t pop…

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! CHRISTMAS JOY 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…

Join our Children’s Christmas Choir!

Kids and Youth needed for a special Children’s Choir performance during our annual Christmas Choir Concerts on December 16! Children and youth (aged 7+) are needed (no audition required) who would enjoy learning a fun song and sharing it as part of this year’s Christmas Choir Concerts. In just two special rehearsals, kids will be ready to sing, “That Time of Year” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”. All faiths and abilities welcome! Rehearsals are December 2…

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