NORTH GOWER UNITED CHURCH
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM
In Person and On-line!
Join us for coffee, treats and fellowship after the service
CARSONBY UNITED CHURCH
Every Sunday at 1130 AM
The United Church practices infant baptism, but in cases where a person was not baptised as an infant, baptism can be performed at any age. The United Church also recognizes the validity of any baptism by another denomination that was performed with water and in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
At North Gower United, the congregation ensures that baptised children and their families are warmly welcomed and brought into the whole life of the congregational family. We also make sure that the families bringing their children for baptism are fully aware of the importance of this action and are willing to accept the responsibilities it entails.
The Minister will meet with those wishing to have their child baptized. At the meeting, the family will be informed of the significance of Christian Baptism, and encouraged to become active members of the Church. Families bringing their children for baptism are encouraged to attend North Gower United Church before the date of the proposed baptism. This will help them feel at home with the congregation. In order to ensure that the families of the children who are baptized feel welcome, they will be kept informed of what is going on in the life and work of the congregation.
We welcome inquiries and requests for baptism from church members and non-members alike. North Gower United Church welcomes all people of diverse backgrounds and sexual orientation. Infant, child, and adult baptism is available.
Contact the office directly to begin a conversation with us. Baptisms are scheduled to meet the needs of the individual and families.
The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, Eucharist—these different terms refer to the same sacrament shared by most Christian denominations, a symbolic meal.
Communion is celebrated at a table that suggests the dining table in our homes. At the communion table, we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the host and all are guests. The meal uses the symbols of small pieces of bread and a taste of wine or juice to remind us of Jesus’ last supper with his followers and of God’s enduring love.
The United Church practises an open table, inviting all who seek to love Jesus to share in this family meal. In the communion meal, wine poured out and bread broken,
we remember Jesus. We remember not only the promise but also the price that he paid for who he was, for what he did and said, and for the world’s brokenness.
We taste the mystery of God’s great love for us,
and are renewed in faith and hope. (A Song of Faith)
We are pleased that you are considering Gower Street United Church to celebrate your wedding. We will work closely with you to ensure your wedding ceremony reflects your values and is a joyous and memorable occasion for you, your families and friends.
Although we do not require couples to be members of North Gower United Church, we warmly welcome you to take part in our congregational life.
A Celebration of Life
There is something about being in a church full of people gathered to honour an exceptional life, well lived. Funerals and memorial services are ways to say goodbye and to celebrate the life of the person you loved.
Our minister would be honoured to help you plan this service.