Our Affirming Vision Statement for Sackville United Church
We the community of Sackville United Church feel called to proclaim and live the call of Jesus in our midst.
As people at Sackville United Church, we are committed to being a safe, nurturing environment, affirming and including all – those oppressed, those excluded and those marginalized (e.g. by economic status, dietary limitations, race, culture, language, age, ability, mental health, marital status, gender identity, and sexual orientation).
We will join with all people who seek justice, compassion for all the earth, and, love and peace for all people.
In our Song of Faith we celebrate how relationship has taken us from creation through the prophets and the ministry of Jesus. The need for relationship calls us to follow the prompting of the Spirit. We open ourselves to be vulnerable so that through our work of affirmation we may all be one in every aspect of membership, ministry and life experience within our Sackville United Church community.
Lord, Make us instruments of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let your love increase
Lord, make us instruments of your peace,
Walls of pride and prejudice shall cease
When we are your instruments of peace.
So may we be your instruments of peace.
Sackville United Church’s Affirming Congregation Committee supports the endeavours of all those who work for a just and inclusive world in which everyone can feel safe, valued, and equal.
Keep an eye out for educational opportunities from our Affirming Committee in coming months.