To be honest, checking out a new church can be intimidating and scary.
So here’s what you might want to know about us before you even plan to come to something like Dinner Church, One Voice, a movie night, or our weekly gathering.
We’re an open and affirming congregation. We welcome people of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of this church.
We’re part of an anti-racist and pro-reconciling denomination. Racism is a combination of racial prejudice and institutional and/or economic power. It’s a systemic problem with historical root causes. It exists everywhere, including our families and communities of faith. So, we believe that people of faith need to learn about and address racism and racist practices wherever they are.
Before gatherings even start, we have tea, coffee, and cookies. So, if you come 15 minutes earlier you can warm up with a hot drink and meet a few people.
At the beginning of each gathering, someone says a Territorial Acknowledgement to honour the land where we gather and the Indigenous Peoples who gathered there for thousands of years before us. We also try to learn about historical and ongoing injustices against Indigenous People, their resilience, and leadership. We’re settlers trying to do more than just acknowledge the land. It’s a work in progress.
Most people dress casually, even the pastor. So feel free to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
We encourage open, respectful discussions about real life stuff - joys and struggles at work, school, and at home; relationship and family issues; and questions and doubts about faith (we’ve all got em).
If you have any questions or need more info, please contact us.