OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are a community of spiritual growth, that welcomes all with open doors, open hearts and open minds.
We are a progressive congregation whose spiritual life engages both heart and mind. We express our faith through intelligent dialogue, a strong worship tradition and music program, and leadership within the wider community. While respecting relevant parts of our history and heritage, we are open to sharing new interpretations of theology and service, in a changing world that is always changing. St. John's United Church of Georgetown and Glen Williams is part of the United Church of Canada. The United Church is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada with close to 3,500 congregations across the country. Known for its inclusive nature and strong commitment to social justice, the United Church focuses on those often overlooked in society.
We share a commitment to work together, sharing common values for spiritual growth, friendships and fun! We want a better world for ourselves and our children. We are a ‘come as you are’ community, wanting to make a difference. We support growth in the church and community. In addition to church services, we provide space for community groups, support ESL language classes, exercise, drumming and dance programs. We work with other churches to provide outreach services to those most vulnerable in our community. Please join us anytime, whether it is for a Sunday service, or an activity during the week. Further information is available as you peruse our website.
You are most welcome!
The attributes of our approach to faith include:
Achieving Personal Faith
• build deep personal relationships
• seek personal transformation
• engage both emotion and intellect
• offer a new way of looking at faith
• value all ages
• reach out to the needy
• translate faith into action
Connecting and Reaching Out
• welcoming to everyone
• work with the poor to improve their situation
• emphasize helping people
• respects all people
• work for justice in the world
• respect the earth and the environment: God’s creation
Questing and Embracing
• encourage questioning
• respect personal freedom and choice
• build relationships with other faiths
• open to change
• celebrate lifestyles
We are not a church that has short, simple, definitive answers on the questions of life. We are instead a congregation where you can experience warmth and acceptance as we explore possible answers to those questions together. You are welcome to join us to think, feel and experience God in Jesus Christ. God is listening and so are we!
We connect with God and Spirit through prayer, breath, stillness and movement.
During a worship service, you may witness the presence of God through interpretative liturgical dance.