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No matter who you are or where you are

on life's journey, you are welcome here!

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On Tuesday June 8th

The Presbyterian Church in Canada approved the following:

 

After years of prayerful debate and study, and much passionate and heartfelt discussion, The Presbyterian Church in Canada agreed to make changes to its theology and practice regarding marriage, permitting people to choose to define marriage as either as a covenant relationship between a man and a woman or a covenant relationship between two adult people. These decisions provide Presbyterian ministers with liberty of conscience and the freedom to choose to officiate or not officiate at the marriages of same-sex couples.

Additionally, the church agreed that LGBTQI people (whether married or single) can be ordained and are welcome to serve as ministers and ruling elders.

These decisions accompany other resolutions about policies and programs that will help the church include LGBTQI people more fully in all aspects of ministry. The church will also prepare a confession to all individuals and congregations that have been harmed by the church’s exclusion of LGBTQI.

Erindale Presbyterian Church

is a congregation of

The Presbyterian Church in Canada

We are an Affirming Congregation

 

A number of years ago Erindale adopted this Purpose and Values Statement:

As a fully inclusive and open-hearted congregation,
we are joyfully gathered around the presence of Jesus Christ
& guided by the Holy Spirit, as we: Grow in faith,
Worship in community, Share in mission & seek social justice,
Provide pastoral care and prayer, and live life's deepest questions
so that we might live into the will of God for us in this time and place.

 

We at Erindale affirm and celebrate all who are a part of our faith family including our 2SLGBTQIA+ siblings.  We are learning, working, and are committed to becoming a church where all are welcome and where we actively work against homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and the harm they cause.   
 

Erindale is home to people who represent a wonderful diversity of faith and spirituality.  Even in our differences, we pray we can all agree that ensuring the safety and well-being of every person in our congregation, from harm, is essential.  

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please be in touch with Rev. Jen or your Elder.  We would be glad to talk and pray with you.

 

With Love,
The Erindale Session

Victor Armstrong

Selwyn Baboolal

Marie Chapman

Stewart Conway

David Dusto

Martha Fini

Janet Fraser

Margaret Fraser

Sherry Makham

David Ogram

Bill Raney

Ann Marie Lorenz, Clerk of Session

and Rev. Jen Sokolowsky

Come & live life’s deepest questions with us 

Beloved Community, the church is not a building.    

We know that well.  So we will be church whether gathered physically or not.  

We have lots going on!  Email us: erindalepc@rogers.com for an updated schedule.

Live Justly. Love Abundantly. Walk Humbly.

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Erindale is committed to accessibility and inclusion.

Please contact us with any questions or requests.

Our Values & Purpose:

As a fully inclusive and open-hearted congregation, we are joyfully gathered around the presence of Jesus Christ & guided by the Holy Spirit, as we:

  • Grow in faith

  • Worship in community

  • Share in mission & seek social justice

  • Provide pastoral care and prayer

  • and live life’s deepest questions

so that we might live into the will of God for us in this time and place.

Support Our Church

Thank you for supporting the Mission and Ministry

that takes place through Erindale. 

We deeply appreciate your generosity.

"Now faith, hope and love remain. 

And the greatest of these is love."

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