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We hope you will join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30 am.  Everyone’s welcome and there’s no dress code. Some of us come casual in thanksgiving for a Sabbath from dressing up for work, and others put on their best as one way they give praise to God. Children and youth join us at the beginning of the service, and are invited if they wish to join Rev. Debbie on the chancel for a special children’s time before taking part in faith forming and fun of our Sunday school program downstairs.  Then we all get back together in our hall for coffee time and one of our favourite past times; eating and chatting. Chairlifts to all levels and an accessible washroom help everyone to fully participate.

Throughout the week there are other opportunities to be the church by participating in faith based groups, service projects and sponsored events.  The weekly “Life and Work” that you can receive by email can keep you up to date on what’s happening.

We are a friendly community who try hard to welcome newcomers appropriately respecting those who want to take things slowly and encouraging the participation of others who are keen to jump right in.  Give us a few tries to get it right and don’t be afraid to ask for what you need or want.

NEW TO THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA?

The United Church of Canada (UCC)  is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada formed through the joining of the Methodist, Congregationalist and 70% of the Presbyterian churches in Canada on June 10, 1925th.  The motto on its crest “that all may be one” celebrates not only the coming together of these founding denominations but also the U.C.C.’s continued commitment to promoting inclusivity in its congregations and good ecumenical relationships with other Christian denominations and world religions.  It is generally considered the most liberal of the main line denominations in its religious and social beliefs.  As in all denominations however the degree and ways in which this is so will vary from one congregation to another.

The U.C.C. is governed by its members through their election of representatives to a series of courts; presbyteries, conferences and a national General Council.  The Moderator of the United Church acts as its spokesperson and is elected triannually from either the clergy or lay membership. For more information visit the U.C.C. links on the homepage.

 

 

 

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