Communities of faith in Thunder Bay and area
Looking for a church in your neighbourhood?
Need a spiritual boost?
Just curious about this thing called the United Church of Canada?
Well, look no further, you came to the right place.
Of course, we don't pretend to have all the answers, so if you don't see what you're looking for, just let us know and we'll try to help you out.
A little bit about us
The United Church of Canada is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada and was founded in 1925.
Our faith is rooted in God, Jesus and the Bible. The way we understand God, practice our faith, and read the Bible is distinct, just as it is distinct in other denominations of the Christian church. As a result, we are inclusive and liberal, welcoming all to pew and pulpit no matter what your gender, marital status or sexual orientation may be.
Holy Communion is offered to all, adults and children alike, with no prior requirements other than your faith.
Doing social justice, caring for this creation and building of nurturing community are some of the key components of how we express our faith.
We believe that there are many ways to get to know God, and so we enjoy conversations with other faith groups and think it's important to be open to questions, even doubts, for our faith to grow and mature.
You won't find us on soap boxes or pounding the pavement to spread God's word; rather, we prefer to literally "act it out" by helping out in shelters, soup banks and crisis centres, as well as doing outreach to initiatives abroad that need our support and prayers.
Oh, and other than worshipping together, we also love to eat and laugh together - a lot!
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What We Believe
A New Creed
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
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A welcome for everyone
Moderator Richard Bott's Lenten message 2020