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

Links

The following are some links you may find useful...


The United Church of Canada  The official website of the United Church of Canada.
     (See below Social Media links for the United Church with brief descriptions)
Affirm United  "A voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities." A national organization within the United Church of Canada promoting inclusivity in congregations.
Toronto Conference  One of thirteen Conferences (regional administrative bodies) of the United Church, it stretches from Toronto in the south to Georgian Bay in the north. Includes website for Toronto Southeast Presbytery, one of four presbyteries (district administrative bodies) in the Conference.
The World Council of Churches   The Council is the body that allows numerous Christian churches to cooperate on issues of mutual concern. The site has Council programs, news and resouces available online. The papers it commissions (see Resources) on justice and environmental issues are excellent.
The United Church Observer  Want to know more about the United Church?  This magazine contains interesting feature articles, interviews, opinions, culture, videos and more.
Sojourners Magazine   For forty years a voice that has been both evangelical and deeply committed to justice. Many good articles, and daily and weekly e-messages supporting a progressive understanding of the faith.
Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is a network of people from different faiths and cultures who call Canada home and believe in working towards the common good. Greening Sacred Spaces is a program of FCG to help faith communities "to create a more sustainable and energy efficient place of worship and to educate members of the community about ecological issues."
Curtain Call Players  A non-profit theatre company tracing its roots back to the congregation of Glen Rhodes United Church, and now staging two shows each year at different venues

United Church social media links: 
Moderator Jordan Cantwell - blog   Check out the Moderator's blog!  The Moderator of The United Church of Canada is its presiding leader. 
www.facebook.com/UnitedChurchCda
http://plus.google.com/u/0/101905781790851712308

Facebook and Google+
The United Church Facebook & Google+ pages feature ongoing news, commentary, video, and photos  Follow these pages to share your own comments and keep up-to-date on hot topics 
www.twitter.com/UnitedChurchCda Twitter is a great way to connect! Follow @UnitedChurchCda 
www.wondercafe.ca  and  www.cafechange.ca (en français) Provide a forum to share your perspectives with the members of these lively online communities.
www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada YouTube - The United Church channel offers short video clips on many items of interest