Our purpose

The following purpose statement was passed by the congregation at its Annual General Meeting on March 10, 2019

“We are a spiritual community in which you can explore your purpose and place.”

In 2006, the congregation passed the following Affirming Statement.

Affirming Statement

As a community of the Christian faith, striving to answer Jesus’ call to love all of our neighbors as ourselves, we declare our love for all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance and welcome them into full participation in every aspect of congregational life. As we continue our discovery of what it means to be an inclusive community, we recognize the importance of hearing each other’s stories and respecting each other’s gifts. We celebrate diversity even as it challenges us to walk with Christ down roads we have not yet explored — September 2006

Supplementing these official statements is the slogan “Join in. Reach out. Make a difference!” It was proposed in 2014 by a leadership group called “Facing the Future,” and it has been used by the church ever since.

For background on how the United Church of Canada deals with the questions of faith and belief, check out the following pages on the denomination’s website — What we Believe and Faith Statements