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Affirm United

Port Nelson United Church celebrated becoming an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada on June 4, 2017. As the only Affirming congregation in Burlington, Port Nelson has made a public commitment to work for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as affirming the variety of people who are part of God’s loving creation.

Affirm Statement

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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. 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 Corinthians 12:14, 22-26)

Who We Are

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Did you know Port Nelson United Church is the only Burlington congregation that is a member of the Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada? Read more about us, and what we stand for, in the Hamilton Spectator.

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Events & Information

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As an Affirming Ministry, we seek to promote the value of “Affirming” in the entire life and ministry of Port Nelson United Church. We are also pleased to offer events and education focused on the following: LGBTQ Perspectives, Indigenous Education, Multi-Faith Initiatives, Poverty Reduction, and the Environment.

Please check Port Nelson’s Events Listing for our activities, as well as the Port Nelson newsletter and Port Nelson social media for news and updates.

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