What We Believe

Our Vision 

“Called to be compassionate, inclusive, Spirit-filled followers of the Way”

Harmony's Inclusivity Statement

We accept each other as we are.

Everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, gender expression, health, skin colour, sexual orientation, differing abilities, life experience, religious or ethnic background, economic circumstance -- and others we have yet to discern, is welcome to take part in every aspect of church life, including membership, ministry, leadership, celebrating life passages and marriage.

 

It is our intent that we bridge the gaps of understanding in our society and overcome labels and assumptions.

 

Whoever you are, wherever you are, join us on the journey.

 

At Our Core

As part of the United Church of Canada, we are a non-creedal church. This means you don’t have to ascribe to a particular set of beliefs to be part of our community. There are, however, a number of faith statements and theological statements that give expression to our experiences of the divine. One that we use regularly at Harmony is “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.

A Song of Faith

A Song of Faith, adopted in 2006, seeks to provide a verbal picture of what The United Church of Canada understands its faith to be in the historical, political, social and theological context of the early 21st century. It is also a means of ongoing reflection and an invitation for the church to live out its convictions in relation to the world in which we live.  

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