What We Believe

We can’t summarize on a webpage the statements of faith the United Church of Canada has developed and attempts to adhere to.  But one brief statement we often use in worship 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."
 
We also adhere to the Articles of Faith in the Basis of Union ,(see The Manual) and two other statements besides A New Creed that were developed from those Articles of Faith.  They are the Statement of Faith (1940) and A Song of Faith (2006). 
 
Emmanuel United Church strives to be as inclusive as possible of all persons regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or abilities/disabilities. 
 
Our sign on Lakeshore Drive says it “Welcome One And All”.