We have a beautiful old building at Central, a testament to the devotion that generations have invested in our congregation.
But a building is not a church. A church is a community of believers. Where two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus, we have a church. Many believe that church must occur in a building with a steeple. Church can occur on a beach. It can occur at a kitchen table or in a family room. It can occur in a park or a coffee shop. It can occur over the telephone or online. Church is two or more people coming together in the name of Christ, to show their love for each other, for their communities, for their friends, for their neighbours and for their enemies.
At their best, churches recognize their own failings, push aside their own biases and welcome, love, value and respect everyone. At their best, churches strive to be a community where everyone is welcome, no one is perfect and everyone is loved.
We strive to be such a church. We strive to be a church that puts this love into action. We’re not perfect. Sometimes we stumble, but we always strive to be welcoming and loving. And we do this by striving to put the love and the teachings of God our father, and Jesus Christ his son at the core of our faith.
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