The heart of Jesus’ message is the desire for peace. Jesus called people to follow and find peace of heart and mind in God; He also called people to be at peace with one another. As Jesus put it “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) CMUC is a “memorial church,” founded by veterans. Our purpose as a congregation is to honour our heritage as a memorial church by living the call of Jesus to be peace-makers. Our church life revolves around discovering internal peace and creating peace in the world. What does our commitment to peace-making look like?

Well, sometimes it looks like a group of people sharing their talent to raise money for initiatives that make a difference in the world. Sometimes it looks like a small group gathered around a good book or a film that teaches us about environmental issues, refugees or something else we should be paying attention to. Sometimes it means a chat with the minister to get something off our chest and make room for God’s healing spirit. Sometimes it means belting out a good tune (we welcome those who can’t carry one!) or lighting candles and voicing a sincere prayer.