In November 2018, the Congregation of Riverbend United Church voted with 97% in favour of becoming an Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Canada. We will hold a Celebration of Affirming Service on March 3rd, 2019 at our 10:30 a.m. worship time. The congregation will be presented with a certificate from Affirm United and we hope to involve as many elements of our diverse and affirmed community as possible in this special service.
Please read our Mission Statement below:
We, the people of Riverbend United Church recognize the dignity, value, and the beauty of each and every individual as a beloved child of God. We seek to grow spiritually, deepening our connections to God and each other through worship, discussion, reflection, and service. We embrace the gifts brought by all people of every age, culture, economic background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, mental and physical ability, and sexual orientation that enrich the life of this faith community. As followers of Christ, we celebrate the diversity brought by each person who joins us on our journey and shares in our congregational life and work, welcoming their full participation in church membership, leadership, and celebration of life events.
Our 2019 Action plan can be found here: http://riverbendunited.org/?page_id=1751
and our Marriage policy is available at: http://riverbendunited.org/?page_id=1766