About Us

About Wellington Square

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Vision & Mission Statements

Our Mission
Making and maturing disciples of Jesus

Our Vision
We are a vibrant, diverse community of disciples, engaged in advancing the Kingdom of God

Inclusivity Statement

At Wellington Square United Church, we embrace the liberating love of Jesus Christ. We recognize that we are not perfect and have not always loved well. We have not been inclusive and have caused harm. Moving forward, we are committed to doing better: loving, growing, listening, learning, and taking action to be more inclusive.

While, at present, Wellington Square is not engaged in the process of becoming an affirming church, we commit to honouring the value of all people, spanning any ability, disability, economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality (2SLGBTQIA+), mental wellness, age, marital status, neurodiversity, or theological perspective.

We commit to living out our United Church Creed† , which says in part:
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.

We commit to the purposeful cultivation of a church community that provides a safer and more inclusive space for everyone to encounter the love of Jesus Christ.

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Marriage Policy

We affirm and uphold the belief of the United Church of Canada, as follows:
In the United Church, we see each person as a unique, loved creation of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture.

The United Church celebrates the marriage of
same-sex couples
previously divorced people
couples of different religions
all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way.

Land Acknowledgment

We are blessed to be worshipping on land that has been regarded as sacred by Indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg to the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis – our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in Indigenous history.

The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.