Southminster Affirming Statement
At Southminster United Church we affirm the divinity in all God's beloved children. We continuously aim not only to include but to welcome, modelled by Jesus Christ, all individuals no matter their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family composition, physical and mental ability and health, race, age, or class. Following the God revealed in the Bible, we strive to be a place of unconditional acceptance, appreciation, and respect.
Southminster's community of unique individuals would be honoured to share God's light and love in relationship with you.
Our Affirming Journey
In 2023, at a special congregational meeting of Southminster United Church, the congregation voted that our church become an Affirming Ministry, following a period of intentional study and reflection over the previous 14 months. We will celebrate this once receiving our final approval from Affirm United.
This designation, given by the United Church’s national network, Affirm United, identifies communities of faith as being inclusive of all people regardless of their race, physical and mental ability and health, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic class, and specifically safe and welcoming to Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people in a public, intentional, and explicit manner.
You can find more information on the Affirm United website.
Information on other Affirming Ministries in southern Alberta can be found on the Affirming Connections website.
And for more information about how we interpret the Bible in queer inclusive ways, you can visit the Queer Theology website.