Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve Services 

On Sunday, December 24th, we’ll be celebrating worship at four different times!

At 10:00am, we’ll be starting our transition from Advent (our time of waiting with the Angels Among Us), to our Christmas celebrations.

At 4:00pm, join with others for a time of worship focused on our young children and families. You’ll get to participate in the Christmas story, and hear the Christmas music shared by Pneuma Voices. (Facilitated by our Minister with Children, Youth and Families, Cathy Cryder.)

At 9:00pm, a traditional service of Lessons and Carols. (Facilitated by our Coordinating Minister, the Rev. Deb Bowman.)

At 11:00pm, we’ll be sharing in a quiet service of Candlelight and Communion. (Facilitated by our Congregational Development Minister, the Rev. Richard Bott.)

Christmas Day Service | 10:30am

On Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th, the SummerSpirit congregations will be gathering at Dunbar Ryerson United Church, for another celebration of the birth of Jesus. Come and sing a carol or two, and share in some Christmas storytelling.

Sundays | 10:00am in the sanctuary at the corner of Yew St and 45th Ave

This season as we seek Reconciliation, celebrate Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day, and prepare for Christmas through Advent, let’s dig deeper into the joys, responsibilities, and abundance offered to us through a life in Christ as we explore what we understand Dunbar Ryerson United Church has committed itself to be.  (Note: American Sign Language is available at most Sunday worship times.)

Advent | Angels Among Us – #DoNotBeAfraid






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

One of Jesus’ favourite places to get to know people was over a meal. It’s one of our favourites, too! We worship at The Table every Wednesday. (Note: The written parts of most of these services are translated into Mandarin. Some Wednesdays, various parts of the service are offered in spoken Mandarin.) This service is intentionally designed to appeal to people of many ages and places on their faith journey. Our musicians for this service are Pneuma Voices.

December 13 | The Gift of Quiet – After an opening hymn and explanation, those gathered will be invited to sit “Quaker style,” to listen for (and speak to) the movement of the Holy Spirit.

Newcomers and visitors – 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!

Our Sunday services offer signing and special earphones for the hearing impaired. (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.



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