Purpose & Values
Port Nelson United Church continues to build community by living out the following values:
We affirm, include, and celebrate people of every age, race, belief, culture, ability, income level, family configuration, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in the life and ministry of Port Nelson United Church. As followers of Jesus, we believe that we are part of the body of Christ. The apostle Paul said that “the body does not consist of one member but of many” and all are indispensable. (1 Cor. 12:14, 22-26)
Caring for one another is important and vital at Port Nelson. We seek to follow Jesus’ encouragement to “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31). We also follow the direction in 1 John 4:11 that, “…since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” The realization that we are loved inspires us to love one another. We are blessed. We share this blessing with others in the way we care.
We recognize at Port Nelson that each one of us is on a journey through life and that many people have a deep desire to grow spiritually. We grow spiritually and experience the Spirit of God in our midst through inspiring word, uplifting music, thoughtful prayer, ongoing study, poignant silence and in other ways. The prophet Isaiah said, “See I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19). With eagerness we continue to anticipate many new ways that we can help one another grow spiritually.
Jesus encouraged his followers to “Feed my sheep” (John 21:17). Since its beginning, Port Nelson has been reaching out, giving resources, time, money and skills to support those in need. We strive to follow the words in 1 John 3:18 that we should “not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” We are ready to discover, encourage, and support new ways of sharing God’s love.