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 March 8, 2017 UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES at 10:30 a.m. March 12th Union, Lent II. Spare Parts March 19th BUC, Lent III March 26th Union, Lent IV …Read More »
Merging Waters Mid-Week March 1, 2017 UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES at 10:30 a.m. March 5th BUC, Lent I. Communion. March 12th Union, Lent II. Spare Parts March 19th BUC, Lent III …Read More »
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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.
If you have any questions or would like to proceed with a celebration, please contact our church office and make an appointment to speak with or meet our Minister Vicki Cowan.
We hope to see you at one of our events!