Vision and Core Values

What follows was formally adopted at our Annual Congregational Meeting, 10 February 2008, serving as a guide for our efforts to be God’s faithful people.

What follows was formally adopted at our Annual Congregational Meeting, 10 February 2008, serving as a guide for our efforts to be God’s faithful people.

VISION STATEMENT

Led by the Spirit, we seek to be an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant faith community, nurtured within the rich traditions of the United Church of Canada. Eager to support children, youth, women and men at various stages of their faith journey,

  • we celebrate God’s presence in praise, prayer and proclamation;
  • we encourage one another through mutual care;
  • we explore the Way of Jesus as life-long learners; and
  • we endeavor to understand and serve the world in word and action.
CORE VALUES

  • Diversity and Inclusiveness. We are a multi-generational congregation which seeks to support the spiritual journey of all ages. We welcome and respect all people, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, race, gender and sexual orientation. We welcome diverse ideas expressed with Holy manners.
  • Fellowship. We seek to be a safe, welcoming, Christian community where friendships are nurtured and enjoyed.
  • Justice and Service. We seek to support people living in poverty, the dispossessed, and the hurting people within our neighbourhood and globally.
  • Life-Long Learning. As followers of Jesus, we are on a life-long journey of Christian education, prayerful discernment, and spiritual development.
  • Mutual Care. We look after each other through the intentional ministry of pastoral care and the loving efforts of congregational groups and individuals.
  • Wise Stewardship. We are all called to be wise stewards of God’s creation and the resources of time, talent, and treasure offered in service to God’s realm.
  • Worship. We celebrate God in traditional and alternative forms of worship. We rejoice in preaching and music which praise God and inspire us. We enjoy and encourage sharing worship leadership between clergy and laity.                     Note that the Core Values are ranked alphabetically, as all are considered important to us.

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Mission Statement

 

“We seek to be a welcoming community, anchored in God’s love,
challenged to sail on the winds of the Spirit, sharing the
Good News of Christ with each other and the world.”

 

Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario Telephone: 613-389-2530 Email: churchoffice@ermuc.ca Frontier Theme