Is the United Church the right denomination for me?

As part of your research, go to the United Church of Canada's website browse a little and think a little.  Then talk to others who are already members of a United Church and discover why they joined.  You might be surprised at the variety of answers you get.  Members come to this denomination for a great many reasons and usually feel accepted here for just who they are.  Many are first generation members.  That's not surprising since the United Church of Canada has only been around since 1925 when it was created from Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist roots.  That ancestry has proven to be a good foundation for spiritual growth for the church and now, possibly, for you too.

What’s Sunday morning worship like?

The Sunday service is at 11:15am. You don’t have to dress up. Most people dress casually. In the summer, we go even more informal and shorts and sandals are worn by many. We sing hymns and other more modern songs. We listen to scripture and have a message that interprets the scripture and relates it to our modern lives. The United Church recognizes that the Bible is central to the Christian faith and was written long ago by people who were inspired by God and with the understanding at the time. The church also believes that the circumstances under which the books of the Bible were written were of a particular place and time, and some things cannot be reconciled with our lives today, such as slavery and the condemnation of homosexuality. There is a time to greet one another by saying “May the peace of Christ go with you” and responding “And also with you” or just simply saying “Peace”.

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