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Minister’s Message – September 22, 2017

“Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus This Sunday, people from across the land we call Canada will be gathering in downtown Vancouver to walk. People from various[…]

An Update from the Naming Committee

Everyone in the congregation is invited to gather in the East/West rooms of the Memorial Centre after church on October 1 to discuss the most popular names that have been suggested and hear about our next steps. There is still an opportunity to submit a name suggestion, but only until[…]

Community + Program Guide: Fall 2017

There is much happening in the church this fall, from events for fellowship and friendship, to speakers, concerts, excursions, justice work and of course growing deeper in our faith and knowledge of God. We trust that all this builds us as a community of seekers and believers who spill out into the world offering the[…]

Minister’s Message – Fall Kick Off

“In God’s ever re-creating world, we are formed anew, open to possibilities.” This is the opening line in our Commitment Statement. Wait…did you know that Dunbar Ryerson has a Commitment Statement? It was created in the time leading up to our amalgamation. Members of both former congregations worked long and hard on it,[…]

Minister’s Message – September 10, 2017

It’s raining! I can’t tell you how happy this is making me. I have all the doors open and am enjoying the goosebumps on my arms. Wet and chilled – what a relief. This morning’s weather feels like a physical manifestation of the apostle Paul’s words to us this Sunday: “…know[…]

Vancouver Sun: Dunbar Ryerson in the hearts of the choral community

The Vancouver Sun published a heart-warming feature this week about Dunbar Ryerson’s decades of commitment to the choral community. The article highlighted our rich heritage, the recent merger of congregations, and the exciting future ahead. It is extremely encouraging to hear choral groups reflect on the significance Dunbar Ryerson holds for[…]

Georgia Straight Contest – Win Tickets to ReSounding Concert!

Church family, the Georgia Straight newspaper has launched a contest in support of the Resounding Dunbar Ryerson concert. Tell your friends! They could win two tickets to this much-anticipated benefit performance featuring four of BC’s finest choral groups. Spread the word. Join the conversation on the Georgia Straight newspaper site[…]

Featured Artist of the Week

Our own music ministry has been featured by Tickets Tonight as a ‘Featured Artist of the Week’ in the lead up to the Resounding Dunbar Ryerson concert on September 16. In an interview, music co-director Greg Caisley shared with the concert and event site what makes Dunbar Ryerson an important[…]


On Saturday September 16, four of Vancouver’s premier vocal ensembles will perform a benefit concert to celebrate Dunbar Ryerson United’s rich legacy as a centre for local and touring choirs. For over 80 years Dunbar Ryerson United has hosted rehearsals, recordings, and performances in its heritage sanctuary. Join us this[…]

Update: What`s In A Name

In late spring 2017, Dunbar Ryerson United Church embarked on a process to choose a permanent name.  The name Dunbar Ryerson was a temporary selection, meant to answer the question of what the new congregation should be called when the two legacy churches became one on January 1, 2017.  As[…]