Our Beliefs | Come Join the Conversation
We acknowledge that long before this church was built, long before this city was here, the land upon which we gather was already home, was already sacred space. We gather upon traditional Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anihsināpēk, (Anishinaabe), Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda land, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.
We are an Affirming Ministry of The United Church of Canada on Treaty 4 territory, located in the heart of downtown Regina, seeking to fully welcome all.
People of every sexual orientation, sex (including intersex), gender (including transgender and gender non-conforming people), gender expression, age, ability, neurodiversity, marital status, family configuration, race, ethnicity, religious belief, and economic condition are welcomed into full participation in every aspect of the life and ministry of Knox-Metropolitan United Church and are affirmed to be a sacred and beautiful expression of God’s own image.
We are committed to on-going learning, action, and solidarity as we embody these words within our faith community and work and pray for a more just society and world.
With God’s help, so may it be.
As an Affirming Ministry we are part of Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble.
We believe that church should be safe space for all to explore spirituality and experience community.
Knox-Metropolitan United Church does not hold any one set of doctrines as requirement for membership, instead we invite each person into an on-going conversation of faith. Our readings of the Christian Tradition tend to include a strong call to action in areas of liberation and justice, a radical openness to other faiths, and embodied spirituality, and a willingness to name the problematic elements in our own Tradition and history – worth naming particularly is repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery, lamenting our participation in the Residential School System, and heeding the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Read the United Church of Canada’s Apologies for our involvement in Residential School and systems of colonialism which we seek to embody anew all the time.
As part of the United Church of Canada, we are proud to belong to a tradition that has, since 1936, recognized the valuable contribution of women in ministry through ordination, and resisted the subjugation of their voices (this is of course on-going work). While our current minister is male, we seek to honour and include voices of women as guest preachers and through other important positions of leadership within the church.