Our Core Values and Mission Statement
“St. Paul’s United Church is a diverse Christian faith community, nurturing itself through God’s word and a variety of worship experiences. In covenant with each other, we endeavour to be an example of Christ’s presence in our everyday lives and to do God’s work in the community.”
It is our hope that each member will
- Profess faith in God our Creator, in Jesus Christ their Saviour, and in the Holy Spirit our Teacher and Guide.
- Regularly attend worship services.
- Participate in life and work of the Church by giving their time, talents and financial support according to their abilities.
Community has been a Christian core value since Jesus first gathered people about him to hear the message. God’s love, shown to us in Jesus, changes us in community as we serve and are served, give and receive, teach and are taught, forgive and are forgiven, challenge and are challenged. Within this community and beyond we endeavour to extend God’s love (pastoral care) to everyone – living, learning, and loving together.
As part of the United Church of Canadawe endeavour to make St. Paul’s a safe, accepting place for everyone. We come from a variety of life experiences and different places on our life journey. We encourage people to explore their questions, experience God’s presence, and progress in their spiritual journey at their own pace. As there are many ways of expressing and growing in one’s faith, we want to encourage those different ways, believing that with God’s help we can learn from one another and that our spiritual lives can be enhanced by each other. In our diversity there is, at the same time, unity in our focus on worshipping and serving God.
St. Paul’s United Church is a community of faith, described in scripture as “the body of Christ”. As such, through worship, prayer, study, service and action we experience transformed lives by the renewing power of God’s Spirit. This enriches our lives and leads us to live out our Christian faith in a variety of ways, and in a variety of settings.
At St. Paul ‘s, we commit ourselves to:
Bring God into the here and now in all we do,
Reach out to others with a genuine love,
Share our time, talent and treasure.
Becoming a Member
Information on becoming a member of St. Paul’s United Church, Milton, is found here.