Welcome / Bienvenue
We are a liberal, Protestant, and progressive congregation of the United Church of Canada. We gather, not only to celebrate our historical religious traditions and our various identities, but also to participate in a supportive community of like minds.
We are concerned for the world, for the poor and for the exploited. We are also concerned for the well-being of our community, and especially our families and our friends.
We are a community of Christians of varied ages and backgrounds who gather together to be embraced by God's presence and to live Jesus' message of love, hope and service.
God calls us to be welcoming, inclusive and supportive of all our neighbours in God's world. As an Affirming Congregation we explicitly welcome membership, participation and engagement with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender members of our community.
Through Jesus, God challenges us as a congregation and as individuals to pursue justice. We come together and nurture mind, body and spirit in worship, in learning, and in caring. We value our traditions and welcome new initiatives.
Worship is a time for celebrating the gift of our life, and the affirming of our journey. Yet it is also a time of deep questioning - when we face the truth about ourselves, our community, our achievements, our failures. And how we resolve to live on.
So how do we cope? How do we walk tall within ourselves? How can we follow the great journeys of life, led by the teachings of the ages? Guided by the ethical and justice traditions of old? Inspired by the genius of Jesus?
Some of us are new to this. We appreciate the spiritual comfort of this community. We feel we have companions now. Folk to travel with. A new family. We belong.
For some of us, worship is a matter of profound identity. Christian is who we are. Our families have worshiped in such churches for generations, hearing these texts, singing these songs, transmitting the ancient rites to new generations. Each week we are re-connected and renewed, and given the confidence to continue treading these paths.
Worship is thinking. Worship is feeling.
Worship is questioning. Worship is resolving.
Worship is laughing. Worship is crying. Worship is comforting.
For an hour each week we are truly united in our fragile and hopeful humanity.
Come. Be open and honest and true - to yourself and to us all. You are welcome. You are loved.
Beaconsfield United Church
202 Woodside Road
Beaconsfield, Québec H9W 2P1