Celebration service for affirming ministry set for Feb. 14
Trinity United Church in Charlottetown will become an affirming ministry.
The public is invited to a celebration service at 10:30 AM on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Trinity United Church to help us celebrate. All are welcome.
Trinity-Clifton pastoral charge voted to become an affirming ministry on Dec. 6, 2015. It’s the first affirming ministry on P.E.I.
A United Church that is an affirming ministry is one that specifically declares itself to be fully inclusive of all people – regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race or sexual orientation.
“It means more than being welcoming. We want to be a just church in a just society,” says Rev. Greg Davis, minister at Trinity United Church.
Affirming ministries promote awareness and understanding and work to end discrimination, alienation and ignorance. They are explicitly welcoming around issues of sexuality and gender, and fully supportive of people who are non-heterosexual.
These ministries also demonstrate a broad commitment to justice and addressing issues such as racism, economic justice, accessibility, and caring for the planet.
“Trinity-Clifton has a long history of working for justice, so becoming an affirming ministry is another step in that commitment. As a community of faith that takes their inspiration from the life of Jesus, the TrinityClifton congregation looks forward to welcoming the talents, growth, friendship, leadership, and vitality that comes from deliberately enriching their congregation with diversity,” says Davis.
The church is located at 220 Richmond St, Charlottetown.
For more information, contact June Sanderson, affirm committee chair at 902-566-3655 or Rev. Davis at 902-892-4114.