Beliefs

The United Church of Canada is a Protestant denomination founded in 1925.

Often noted as being the largest of the mainstream Protestant denominations, the United Church of Canada is often the voice of social justice and embraces faith in action.

Creed

Also known as the United Church of Canada Creed, this brief expression of faith is recited at special services by all gathered…

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.

A New Creed is a brief and well-loved affirmation of faith used widely in our worship (1968; rev. 1980, 1995).

The 20 Articles of Doctrine; A Statement of Faith, 1940; A New Creed; and A Song of Faith are recognized as standards subordinate to the primacy of scripture in the doctrine section of the Basis of Union. (See The Manual, pages 11-28).


Faith Statements of the United Church

Here are links to an overview of faith statements from the United Church.

(Click on the bold links to view the information on the United Church of Canada web site.)

A Song of Faith

The English version of A Song of Faith was approved at the 39th General Council of The United Church of Canada in August 2006.

A Statement of Faith (1940)

It is the purpose of this Statement to set out briefly and simply the substance of the Church’s faith.

Twenty Articles of Doctrine (1925)

The formal document of the United Church as approved by the denominations that merged to form The United Church of Canada in 1925.


In 2019 the United Church of Canada (UCAN) changed it’s official organizational structure to a 3-level model of governance. General Council is the highest level, followed by Regional Councils then Pastoral Charges.

Under this new model,the Dunsford United Church community of faith is considered a single point pastoral charge and is part of the East Central Ontario Region.

NOTE: Some of the information for this page was adapted from the United Church of Canada web site.

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