Our Purpose and Mission Statement

Working to build God's dream. Help wanted!

We the people of Glen Rhodes United Church, are determined that our life together will be fully inclusive for people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, differing abilities, ethnic origins and economic circumstances. Therefore, we hope that God will work in us so that we will be a sensitive congregation, willing to share our faith and gifts in language and worship, in the life and work of our church and wherever God calls us to do justice in the wider community, with compassion, fun and laughter

Friday, 9 May 2014

In March the congregation of Glen Rhodes formally adopted its new purpose statement: "Working to build God's dream. Help wanted!" We are slowly getting used to the sound of it, and also asking ourselves, what dream?

No shortage of good thinking and good ideas about it, though, and a long history of justice-seeking at Glen Rhodes to guide us. Last Sunday the congregation reviewed all the ideas that members had put out there as dream builders, and narrowed the list down. 

There is some exciting stuff, such as taking on a new justice issue, working with agencies and other partners in the neighbourhood to enhance the church's care for low income and vulnerable people, opening the doors to new families flooding in to the area. I'll get back to them in other posts soon. Stay tuned.

Robin Wardlaw

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