Welcome & Worship

Whether you are a Visitor, Newcomer, or Regular Participant – welcome!

At Dunbar Ryerson United Church we create space for conversations that matter. Conversations about God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, and our relationship with God and each other. Conversations about life, and death, and what it means to lead a ‘good life’ in a complex time. At Dunbar Ryerson faith and intellect are not in conflict, and we believe God welcomes questions, even as we search for answers.

But we’re not just about conversations! In response to God’s love for community and creation we seek to identify areas of service and to make a difference in the world. We understand that living in this way, with the support of others, is part of the way we live out our relationship with God, and into being disciples of Jesus.

We value the energy and wisdom of children and the elders and everyone in between. We value people who are at a variety of places in their faith life, and who hold different worldviews. Through grappling with faith, engagement with community, and encounters with the sacred through the arts, Dunbar Ryerson offers rich opportunities to grow in relationship with the Holy Other – with God! We’d invite you to wander around the rest of our website, check out our Ministers’ Messages, contact us, or come and meet us, if you like to get to know us more.

At our Sunday services we provide ASL interpretation and we have amplifying headphones for hard of hearing people. (Our Wednesday services do not have this accessibility.) Our buildings are wheelchair accessible and, we hope, welcoming to all who are interested in exploring together.

Worship Services

Sundays | 10:00am in the Sanctuary (Yew St and 45th Ave.)

Wednesdays | Dinner at 5:15pm in the Memorial Centre | Worship at 6:10pm in the Sanctuary (Yew St. and 45th Ave.)

In Easter 2018, we’re listening to the Stories of Resurrection in our lives. Where has Resurrection meant new life in you? Some Sundays during this time we will have guest speakers, and people giving witness to where Resurrection has met their life.

(Important notes: American Sign Language is available at most Sunday worship times. While we don’t have ASL translation on Wednesdays, that service is translated into written Mandarin, with some parts spoken as we have speakers available.)

Both of our Sunday and Wednesday worship times will be focused on these themes, but in different ways.

Easter Worship Services

April 4 & 8 | Easter 2 | Emmaus Road (Luke 24.13-35)| How do we meet the risen Christ? (On April 8th, Artist-in-Residence, Lois Huey-Heck, along with our Arts Committee, will introduce us to our congregational spiritual practice in art.)

April 11 & 15 | Easter 3 | Lazarus! (John 11.1-144) | Being called to live again. (On April 15th, Lois Huey-Heck and the Arts Committee will unveil what the congregation has created.)

April 18 & 22 | Easter 4 (Luke 8.40-56)| Little Girl… get up!

April 25 & 29 | Easter 5 | The House that Stands and the House that… gets Rebuilt? (Matthew 7.24-27) | Building again.

May 2 & 6 | Easter 6 | Pick Up Your Mat and Walk (John 5.2-17) | When barriers get in the way.

May 9 & 13 | Easter 7 | Living Nineveh (Jonah) | Grief and New Life.

May 16 & 20 | Easter 8 | Paul’s New Life (Acts 9.1-12) | When New Life comes without having to die.




2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6M 2J2 | 604.266.5377 or office@drmt.ca