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

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wear pink Sunday was a hit

I can't believe we didn't get pictures! An opportunity lost, with all so many of us looking lovely in pink.
We moved Wear Pink Day (from April 9), because we celebrated International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia in the worship service on Sunday. Glen Rhodes has been an Affirming Congregation (meaning welcoming people of all kinds, without regard to orientation, colour, income and so on) for almost twenty years. We're pretty good at this sort of thing, and sure enough, most of the congregation showed up in shades of pink.
Those who didn't were offered a selection of pink accessories, even pink bubble gum. But we didn't get a picture. Next time.

Upcoming film at Glen Rhodes
Still on the subject of inclusion, the sanctuary has been booked on Saturday night, June 7, at 7:30 for a showing of "Seventh Gay Adventists," an American documentary about the struggle for inclusion in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Take a stand for justice! Come out to find and offer support, and discuss how to make change in church and society. There will be a panel discussion and also refreshments. A free will offering will be taken.
Hope to see you there.

Robin Wardlaw

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