Crescent Fort Rouge United Church

Spirituality. Arts. Action.

CFRUC is a safe place for all people to gather regardless of race, creed,
age, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender expression.

If you are looking for a Sunday service we are offering them online and in person at 10:30 a.m. Streaming info is:

To watch via Twitch 
To watch on YouTube
To watch on Facebook 

Crescent Fort Rouge is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, age, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender expression. CFRUC is a safe space for everyone to be who they are. We are a place of human connections.

Donations can be made to Canada Helps. Just click the button below!

or by etransfer to cfruc@mymts.net

Upcoming Events

The Peace Pole Project 2024

In 2023, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (CFRUC), installed a ‘Peace Pole’ on our front lawn which had been in planning for several years.  Peace Poles are an iconic symbol of, May Peace Prevail On Earth International, founded in Japan over fifty years ago.  Over the decades, Peace Poles which carry the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, have been planted by supporters the world over in every region and continent on earth.  It is estimated that there are over 200,000 Peace Poles in the world on every continent, planted over many decades.

During times of heightened public distress over new or ongoing world conflict, and to mark Orange Shirt Day, Red Dress Day, the International Day of Peace, peace sabbath, Remembrance Day, and vigils for the National Day of Mourning to name a few we gather with a broad and extended community.

In 2015, the congregation of CFRUC made a decision not to turn our green space over to revenue earning commercial opportunities.  We chose instead to hold the precious space (densely populated neighbourhood with condos/apartments) open for community use and to expand our community engagement. To date we have upgraded significantly our community-use compost area, created a meditation garden on the south facing lawn, and created landscaping for all to enjoy.

We wish to landscape the surrounding area with wheelchair accessible sidewalks, two benches and flowers/shrubbery. 


June is Indigenous History Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. How will you be marking this time that has come to be recognized because of the advocacy and leadership of First Nations people? Follow the Indigenous Ministries social media accounts in June to see what our staff will be up to, and the resources and stories that we’ll be
sharing. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. New worship materials are available on the United Church website. This site also contains all previous National Indigenous Day orders of service as well as many other
Indigenous-themed worship resources.

URBAN RETREATS GARDEN TOUR: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., rain or shine. Self-guided tour of beautiful Charleswood gardens in support of 1JustCity.

Tickets $20, available at Country Roots Market & Garden, Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre, Lacoste Garden Centre, Ron Paul Garden Centre, St. Mary’s Nursery & Garden Centre, Schriemers Market Centre, Shelmerdine Garden Centre and online at 1justcity.ca/garden tour

Manitoba Tea, Craft & Plant Sale, $5 at the door, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.

Ask a Master Gardener, crafters, door prizes, tea, bannock and jam. Garden tour tickets also available on
June 22th at Charleswood United Church.

More info at: 1justcity.ca/garden-tour We gratefully acknowledge our
sponsors: the Neiles Family Foundation, Sigurdson Financial Group, Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd., Canada One Travel,
Charleswood United Church, Reliable Mobility, Charleswood Garden Club, Dugald United Church.

Compost Bins!

Free for neighbourhood use.

Manitoba Conservation and Climate provided funding for this project.

Who We Are

CFRUC is a centre for spirituality and the arts in this community – a place where community can grow, gather and flourish.

Community Programming

The foundation of our church and congregation is service. We achieve this through community programming, supports to the arts and by participating in broader social justice initiatives. Our building and grounds provide a welcoming gathering space for community to connect, learn and enjoy the arts.

Venue Rentals

On average yearly, we host more than 10,000 attendees at public events. Our church facilities can accommodate a variety of functions including meetings, workshops and concerts. Wheelchair accessible spaces are available. We have added recording and live streaming capabilities to what we offer.

Children Youth & Families

We maintain a Christian education program for children and youth. At the same time we look beyond our walls to support the needs of the children in our neighborhood. Along with our arts partners, we provide enrichment programming to children and youth. The Fort Rouge Child Care Centre is located in our building.

Hospitality to the Arts

We believe in the positive impact of the arts and this message is central to our purpose. We provide arts programming and are a venue for musical, visual, literary, and performing arts events. Artfest is our lively annual festival celebration of the arts.

55 Plus and Seniors

We have a vibrant 55 plus presence in our faith community – energized, action-oriented and engaged. Community-focused programming celebrates and connects seniors. Join a music class, walking group or simply visit us for coffee and socializing. We offer opportunities to explore the arts, engage in a variety of workshops, or become a volunteer!

Faith in Action

We believe to be faithful is to be engaged with the world around us, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others and to seek justice and resist evil. As we live out this faith, we have found a variety of ways to reach out to support families, seniors and many arts and choral groups.

Worship & Spiritual Growth

Reverend Marc Whitehead offers worship online and in person, if health regulations permit, every Sunday at 10:30 am. We interpret the Bible seriously but not literally and seek the Spirit in everyday life. We love music at CFRUC and our services are enlivened under Music Director Michael Cutler. We also offer special services such as Christmas Eve and Good Friday, as well as weddings, funerals & baptisms.

Stay Connected!

Crescent Fort Rouge has been active in creating online and in-person opportunities to – Nurture Your Spirit!