Vision Statement of Duncan United Church
Our ministry at Duncan United Church is based on a simple but powerful scripture verse –
“…and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
We commit to be a community of faith that follows in the Way of Jesus, striving to embrace diversity in our congregation and community and to affirm the dignity and worth of every person. We believe that extending generous hospitality to all is compatible with Christ’s message of unconditional love.
We acknowledge that for thousands of years, Indigenous people have lived on the land upon which we worship and thankfully acknowledge the Hul’qumi’num People and their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.
We believe that faith is a journey, a search for meaning and understanding.
We are a faith community committed to sharing God’s love and grace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We warmly welcome people of all Nations, ethnicity, colour, sexual orientations, gender identities, age, abilities, marital status, social or economic circumstance to take part in every aspect of church life including worship, study, work, action, and fellowship.
In our process of honouring diversity and challenging injustice with those who bear the weight of discrimination, we commit ourselves to openness, growth, and education. We are dedicated to work and live towards justice and freedom for All Our Relations.
Our Vision of the future is not complete without you.
For more information on the Affirm ministry of the United Church of Canada go to https://affirmunited.ause.ca/
Important statements of our fundamental beliefs can be found at the United Church of Canada website however, the essence of our faith can be found in “A New Creed”, an affirmation of faith adopted by the 23rd General Council in 1968.
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.