Merging Waters Pastoral Charge
In June 2014 Beaurepaire United Church & Union Church joined together to form a new pastoral charge entitled Merging Waters Pastoral Charge. What that means in a nutshell is that both churches continue to co-exist but have the opportunity to share their individual expertise, volunteers, events and even the minister- Rev Vicki Cowan...
- Merging Waters Mid-Week August 16, 2017 Vicki and Jane are back from vacation and the church offices have re-opened! If you are interested in getting involved in any church …Read More »
- Merging Waters Mid-Week July 5, 2017 PLEASE NOTE: This is the last “Merging Waters Mid-Week” before the summer holidays. We will resume publication August 16th. Have a happy and …Read More »
- Merging Waters Mid-Week June 28, 2017 UPCOMING SERVICES July 2nd BUC 10:00 a.m. July 9th BUC 10:00 a.m. August 16th Union 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening August 23rd Union 7:00 p.m. …Read More »
Circle of Life Celebrations
We accompany you through baptism, weddings and funerals.
In The United Church of Canada, baptism is seen as an initiation into the new life God gives us as we join the church community. Baptism in the United Church is a sacrament. It is available to all persons, infants and adults. It is the ritual that formally recognizes we belong to the Christian community. It is an oportunity for people to join a faith community and to be welcomed by that community. Baptism is not a requirement for God’s love. We believe people who die without baptism are in no way condemned, lost, or damned.
We see people as unique, loved creations of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture. The United Church celebrates the marriage of: same-sex couples, previously divorced people, couples of different religions, and all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way.
Planning a funeral is never an easy thing to do. Saying goodbye to a loved one is difficult. Our church stands ready to provide a special funeral or memorial service and has the resources to help you with the grieving process. Pastoral staff are usually available on short notice when needed. They can meet with you and your family to discuss your wishes, assist you in selecting appropriate hymns or scriptures, and create an environment where the end of life is both honored and celebrated with dignity and fellowship.
We hope to see you at one of our events!