Statement of Welcome
In gratitude and with respect we begin by recognizing the First Nations on whose traditional land we make our spiritual home, the Anishnawbe (A-nish-NA-bay) the Haudenosaunee (Ho- di-no-SHOW-nay), and the Neutral.
We acknowledge, with regret, that this history has rarely been respectful. We commit to just relationships in the present.
Along with First Nations everywhere, we recognize Earth as our mother upon whose water, air and soil we depend for our lives and our well-being.
In the midst of a climate crisis we acknowledge that, as a species, we have not acted with respect for our precious planet. We commit to learning and practising better stewardship.
Seeking true community, we welcome all who have no church home, need strength, and are seeking deep meaning..
Welcome to those who have doubts or who do not believe. Welcome to those whose faith is sure, and to those who believe, but who are asking large questions.
Welcome to visitors and to familiar friends. Welcome to grandparents, to mothers, fathers, youth and children, couples, and single people.
Welcome to people of all colours, gender identities, abilities, and sexual orientations.
Welcome to each who is seeking an understanding of community and what it means to accompany one another.
As we come together as church, we hold one another in gratitude and pray that we will be strong together, faithful together, and loving together. We seek blessing as we welcome the great gift of spirit in us, through us, and among us.
Who God is Calling us to Be and Do
God is calling us to be an evolving community of faith inspired to embrace our future as we:
- Deepen our commitment to each other
- Nurture our spiritual vitality and growth
- Live a life of loving influence in the world