What We're About

Connecting people to Jesus and a Christian community​​

The New Creed

 

We are not alone,
    we live in God’s world.
 We believe in God:
    who has created and is creating,
    who has come in Jesus,
       the Word made flesh,
       to reconcile and make new,
    who works in us and others
       by the Spirit.
We trust in God. 
We are called to be the Church:
    to celebrate God’s presence,
    to live with respect in Creation,
    to love and serve others,
    to seek justice and resist evil,
    to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
       our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
    God is with us.
We are not alone.
    Thanks be to God.

The Sacraments

Like other denominations in the Reformed tradition the United Church of Canada celebrates two sacraments: baptism and communion.

 

Baptism: We happily celebrate baptism with people of any age, but most often parents bring their children forward for infant baptism. We encourage all parents to consider their commitment to this sacrament. It’s nice that family members expect your child to be baptized – but the real question you need to answer is whether you genuinely intend a Christian upbringing for your child. It’s a commitment to more than just a one-day photo-opportunity, so ask yourself if you can affirm that commitment if you aren’t part of a Christian community yourself. If you can do that in good conscience then we are pleased to celebrate the sacrament of baptism together.

Baptisms are usually celebrated the third week of a month. Please contact the office to set up a time to discuss this sacrament.

 

 

Communion: We celebrate at an open table, which means that anyone who wished to partake is welcome to do so. With parent’s permission children are encouraged to join with everyone else in our community.

Communion is celebrated many times each year, often on the fourth Sunday of a month, but also at Christmas, during Holy Week, and on Easter. 

Weddings

First United Church offers Christian weddings. If you would like us to be a part of your big day, contact the office to arrange to speak with our wedding coordinator, Rev Harry Whitehorne .

 

Wedding Fees:
    Rental of the Facility (Church)       $300
    Minister                                          $250
    Music                                             $125
    Wedding Coordinator                    $100

First United Church
Corner Brook, NL
(709) 634-5301