In 1925, the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, the Presbyterian Church of Canada, and other Canadian churches formed a union and became the United Church of Canada. The First United Church of Prince Rupert, which was constructed on the unceded territory of the Tsimshian people in 1912, has been in operation since then.
We openly welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, orientation, physical ability and background. We believe everyone has the right to worship in a safe, inclusive and accessible space.
Please reach out to us, if you have specific questions about us and our beliefs.
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For thousands of years Indigenous people have walked in this land, on their own country. Their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives. We give thanks to God our creator for them and we see a new relationship with the Original Peoples of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.
"We now stand at a crucial time in the life of the church, and the history of Canada, when we can see the journey through. For more than thirty years, the United Church and Indigenous peoples have been on a journey towards mutuality, respect and equity. Towards reconciliation. Towards justice." - United Church of Canada
The First United Church of Prince Rupert is working towards becoming an Affirming Ministry.
What is an Affirming Ministry?
"Affirming Ministries are congregations, presbyteries, Conferences, educational institutions, and other ministries within the United Church that publically declare their commitment to inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities." - United Church of Canada
Although, we are not "officially" Affirming yet, at the First United Church of Prince Rupert, we openly accept and love all members of our community and beyond. We have been a part of the SAFE PLACE program, since it's inception in Prince Rupert in 2018 and are proud to offer our services for same-sex marriages.
The First United Church of Prince Rupert collects nonperishable food donations at its weekly service for delivery to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Once a year, the church also purchases packages of meat for the Food Bank from proceeds collected from their monthly Pancake Breakfast. In addition, the church is working with the United Way and locally based Rainbow End Farm to administer a $20,000 grant to improve growing, harvesting, and storage capacity for a weekly delivery of fresh vegetables each year from June to October.
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