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 held a Celebration of Affirming Service in March 2019. The congregation was presented with a certificate from Affirm United and many elements of our diverse and affirmed community were part of 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
Our Marriage Policy can be found here: http://riverbendunited.org/?page_id=1766