What We Believe
We invite everyone on a journey of faith, worshipping God, reaching out and offering the life and teachings of Jesus to meet today’s needs.
Our Faith Journey
We recognize at Heritage that each one of us is on a journey through life and that many people have a deep desire to grow spiritually. We believe that this growth happens in many ways through worship, prayer, study, service, action and more. The prophet Isaiah said, “See I am doing a new thing!’ Isaiah 43:19. With eagerness we continue to anticipate many new ways that we can help one another grow spiritually.
We, the Congregation of Heritage United Church, believe that God is calling us to be a vibrant, growing and welcoming church community. We have a core belief that we are not alone. We are connected to God and each other by love.
Our Caring Community
Caring for one another is important and vital at Heritage. We seek to follow Jesus’ encouragement to “Do to others as you would have them do to you”, Luke 6:31. We also follow the direction in 1 John 4:11 that, “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” The realization that we are loved inspires us to love one another. We are blessed. We share this blessing with others in the way we care.
One of the touchstones of our work is our striving to faithfully live in the words of our United Church Creed:
“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.”
(The New Creed – The United Church of Canada)
Our Opportunity to Celebrate God's Presence
Through meaningful worship we are able to ‘Sing to the Lord a new song...Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord.” Psalm 98 Worship is important! At Heritage worship is more than a Core Value. It is a way of life. Through inspiring word, uplifting music, thoughtful prayer and poignant silence and in other ways we experience the Spirit of God in our midst.