Affirmations of St. Peter, Quamichan

These statements affirm who we are as the people of God.

We hope you will come and join us in this on-going journey of living into a life of wholeness  and faith as we follow the path of Jesus.

1.    We affirm that the path of Jesus is found wherever the love of God, self, and neighbour are fully acknowledged. As a community we respect other faith traditions.

2.    We affirm that the path of Jesus is found when we listen to God through prayer and meditation, studying the ancient testimonies, which we call scripture and discerning God’s will in everyday life.

3.      We affirm that the path of Jesus is found where Christ’s followers act as caring stewards of the earth. This means that the love of God integrally includes love for the environment and vice versa.

4.       We affirm that the path of Jesus is found where Christ’s followers make sincere and vibrant worship of God central to the life of their community as Jesus does. Our worship gathers the people, transforms and renews their faith to prepare them to engage in God’s world.

5.      We affirm that the path of Jesus is found when we welcome our neighbours into our midst regardless of race, gender, age and economic class or sexual orientation.

6.      We affirm that the path of Jesus is found when we stand up as does Jesus with faith and courage, seeking peace and justice for those in our society who are oppressed, persecuted, marginalized or afflicted… with or without the support of others.

7.     We affirm that the path of Jesus is found when we walk humbly with God acknowledging our own shortcomings and living the rule of love, forgiving and praying for those who consider us their enemies.

8.      We affirm that the path of Jesus is found when we pronounce that God loves all people. We believe that death is not the end of our life with him but a new beginning.

9.     We affirm that the path of Jesus is found in self-care. Caring for self means taking the time to be renewed by prayer and play, to reflect, to worship… these are essential to enjoying the fullness of life.

10.    We affirm that the path of Jesus is found where all of Christ’s followers are called to serve humanity and share God’s love.

11.     We affirm that the path of Jesus is found where Christ’s followers value the gift of reason. On our journey we lovingly acknowledge people who may have different views of the sacraments, traditions, and scripture.

“COME worship…GROW spiritually…

GO and SERVE others…TOGETHER”