Statement of Commitment
Moved by an ever changing spirit, we will live our lives as followers of Jesus and affirm our trust in God’s love to all people, providing a safe, nurturing environment where we accept, welcome and include all persons of any age, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, marital status, social or economic circumstance in all aspects of our ministry.
Steinbach United is
• Building Community
• Growing Spiritually
• Reaching Out
We welcome and include everyone. The people of SUC aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we accept, respect, welcome, and include all into the life and ministry of the SUC family: persons of any age, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, marital status, social or economic circumstance.
As with the United Church of Canada, we are committed to social justice and outreach to members within our congregation and beyond. Through education, awareness-raising of the wider church and justice issues, and hands-on opportunities within our community, we live out our faith which calls us to “Be compassionate as God is compassionate” Luke 6:36.
We continue to explore what it means to be a people of faith, grappling with our understanding and interpretation of scripture, being open to learn from different faith traditions, and contemplating how it all impacts how we live our lives.
The roots of Steinbach United Church date back to 1879 when a Presbyterian church was built in the district of Clearsprings. The log building served as a church and school for fourteen years until a new frame church was built in 1893.
We Sing Of A Church
We Sing of A Church – A Song of Faith United Church of Canada
We sing of a church
seeking to continue the story of Jesus
by embodying Christ’s presence in the world.
We are called together by Christ
as a community of broken but hopeful believers,
loving what he loved,
living what he taught,
striving to be faithful servants of God
in our time and place.”
A New Creed
We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.