Pitt Meadows United Church
Pitt Meadows United Church worships and has its physical sanctuary in the Pitt Meadows Community Church at the corner of Harris and Ford in “downtown” Pitt Meadows. We share this beautiful heritage church with a Traditional Anglican congregation. The building is owned by the Community Church Society, a registered charity with membership comprised of members of the United Church. Also on the property is the Community Church Hall, which is the site for countless community events. The Hall and/or the Church are available for suitable events through contacting the Society at 604-465-9437.
A Different Kind of Christianity
What does it mean to be an Open-Minded, Christ-Centered, Open-Hearted Follower of Jesus?
- Find our way to God through the person, life, and teachings of Jesus,
- Recognize the faithfulness of and respect others who have other names for the way to God;
- Understand the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus’ name (Open Communion) to be a representation of an ancient vision of God’s feast for all peoples;
- Invite all people to participate in our community and worship life Without insisting that they become like us in order to be acceptable including, but not limited to:
– believers and agnostics
– conventional Christians and questioning sceptics
– women and men
– those of all sexual orientations and gender identities
– those of all races and cultures
– those of all classes and abilities
– those who have hope for a better world, and those who have lost hope
- Know that the way we behave toward one another and toward other people is the fullest expression of what we believe;
- Find more grace in the search for understanding than we do in dogmatic certainty, more value in questioning than in absolutes;
- Form ourselves into communities dedicated to equipping one another for the work we feel called to do: Striving for peace and justice among all people, protecting and restoring the integrity of God’s creation, and bringing hope to those who are struggling most,
- Recognize that being followers of Jesus is costly, and of entails privilege. selfless love, conscientious resistance to evil, and renunciation
- Take the Scriptures of our faith seriously but not literally, seeking to understand them within the cultural, historical, and literary context that they were written, as well as within our own.