What We Believe
Brooklin United Church is part of The United Church of Canada. Like most Christian churches, our church has statements of beliefs which define its faith. Given changing context and challenges, there have been ongoing expressions of the substance our faith.
Understanding that the Bible is the ultimate standard for our faith, the formulated creed, confessions and statements inform that standard.
In 1925, Twenty Articles of Doctrine were formulated in the “Basis of Union” constitution. In 1940, “A Statement of Faith” was produced to amplify these essential teachings.
In 1968, “A New Creed” provided a brief affirmation of faith still widely used in worship.
“A Song of Faith”, adopted in 2006, seeks to provide a verbal picture of what The United Church of Canada understands its faith to be in the historical, political, social, and theological context of the early 21st century. It is also a means of ongoing reflection and an invitation for the church to live out its convictions in relation to the world in which we live.
The United Church has new vision and purpose statements. The Vision reads:
Called by God, as disciples of Jesus, The United Church of Canada seeks to be a bold, connected evolving church of diverse, courageous, hope-filled communities united in deep spiritually, inspiring worship, and daring justice.
Here are the links to the above mentioned documents if you wish to have a deeper understanding:
- Twenty Articles of Doctrine
- A Statement of Faith
- A New Creed
- A Song of Faith