A Pride celebration and Affirming celebration service will be held at Cambridge St. United in Lindsay on Sunday, July 14.
At this Affirming Celebration service, Cambridge Street United will be publicly recognized as an Officially Affirming church by Affirm United.
(On June 23 the people of Cambridge Street United successfully completed an accreditation process of more than one year to meet the standards set by Affirm United.)
Affirm United is an independent movement within the United Church of Canada that works for the full inclusion in the church and in society of people who identify as LGBT2SQI +.
One of the requirements for accreditation is to create a Vision or Mission Statement that is publicly, intentionally and explicitly inclusive. In response, the people of Cambridge Street United voted on June 23, with 97% of those who participated in the vote being in favour, to adopt as policy “Our Affirming Covenant.”
“Our Affirming Covenant” is the church’s commitment to be fully inclusive of everyone in the congregation and in the wider community.