We’re celebrating earning our Affirming Ministry designation on Sunday, August 7, at our 10 a.m. worship.
This Sunday we celebrate the inclusive and radical love of God which has led us to become an Affirming Ministry in the United Church of Canada. This celebration has been in the making for close to 7 years! It began in 2016 with the Crescent congregation and was put on pause when the First United, Sunnyside and Crescent congregations were moving toward amalgamation. In 2018, the newly formed Peninsula United congregation resumed exploring what it means to be supportive, inclusive and hospitable towards all people and later we voted to become an Affirming Ministry. The pandemic slowed us down but finally, with our Vision and Mission Statement completed, we are ready to CELEBRATE our understanding of God's love which extends to all people.
Come celebrate with us as "we affirm the inclusion and belonging of all peoples, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, ethnicity or identity."
The celebration continues after worship over a meal downstairs!
Guest musicians will be New Westminster's Rainbow Chorus.
Everyone is welcome!