Union Church: An Affirming Congregation
On April 28, 2002 Union Church became the first Affirming Congregation in Quebec which means we openly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.
Many churches say all are welcome, but unfortunately that is not always true. Here at Union, however, EVERYONE is welcome. Union is open to all. We all come here for various reasons, are from diverse backgrounds.We are all at different points along our faith journey, having arrived from many different religions, and beliefs. Some are older, some young, some somewhere in between.We can be either employed, unemployed, self employed; some are students, some retired. Once you get to know us, you will realize that we can be married, single, divorced; gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered. What we all have in common, however, is that we call Union our own.
So do join us, either as part of our virtual community on our website, or in person by walking through our doors. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our community of faith.
We are the people of Union Church. We join together,
in inclusive community, to celebrate God’s presence
and grace, proclaimed through the life and example
of Jesus Christ, in love, service, hope and the
struggle for justice.
We are committed to providing an environment of
nurture, opportunity and challenge that enables all
God’s people to realize their fullest potential and
their highest calling.
We are dedicated to being effective stewards of
God’s world, in its fullness and diversity, and to
working toward freedom and justice for its peoples.
Our faithful action, as part of our outreach work,
will include the support of refugees in our community
as they seek to establish new lives in Canada.
Living out our mission statement, we commit
ourselves to reaching out
with love and acceptance to all those who come
through our doors. We recognize
that God’s love is extended to all people.
We pledge to accept and to welcome in the life and
ministry of our congregation, people of any age,
gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ability
social or economic circumstance or ethnic
background. In so doing, we strive to make
Union Church a safe place for all, and to be a voice
for justice in our community.
(revised Dec. 2015)