We, the Trinity-Clifton Christian family, believe that God has blessed us with diversity, including diversity in sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, age, ability and faith. We believe that Jesus challenged boundaries by reaching out to all people, welcoming and honouring all in their uniqueness.

We publicly declare our commitment to openness, growth, action and education, honouring diversity and challenging injustice in solidarity with those who experience discrimination.

We offer our resources and talents with open hands and hearts in love and service to all as we work for reconciliation and justice locally, regionally, and globally.


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DiverseCity Sunday

As the City of Charlottetown hosts the DiverseCity Festival on Sunday, June 24th, please join our congregation at Trinity-Clifton United Church for a DiverseCity Sunday worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m.  We are delighted to be welcoming Miriam Rhodes, flautist; the Stratford Elementary School Choir under the direction of Ellen Davis; Masoud Fahandezhsaadi, member of the Muslim faith community; Julie Pellissier-Lush, Mi’kmaq Cultural Advisor; Basel Al Rashdan, youth ambassador for peace and our guest speaker; Olivia Barnes, soloist; and many members of our own congregation who will participate in our morning worship service.  Following worship, sweets from around the world will be shared in the sanctuary as we continue to celebrate our vision for a just and peaceful world! Please join us!  All are welcome in this place!


Letter to the Editor

As printed in The Guardan, Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Editor:
In recent days, CBC News reported that P.E.I.’s Public Schools Branch (PSB) will not be sending field trips to Camp Seggie this year. This decision was reached when PSB principals and staff learned that the camp’s hiring practices were not in alignment with the inclusionary practices upheld by the PSB. Camp Seggie will not hire people who identify as LGBTQ+ because the camp, with the convention of Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, believes that to do so would be a violation of their code of conduct which addresses, among other things, “sexual integrity”. Implicit in that belief is that those who identify as LGBTQ+ are lacking in “sexual integrity” and are unfit to be leaders of children and youth at a Christian camp.

As the Affirm Committee of Trinity-Clifton United Church, an affirming congregation in good standing within the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada, we stand in full support of P.E.I.’s PSB’s decision. To be an affirming congregation is not only to accept but to celebrate the diversity of all people, encompassing people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. To do otherwise is to participate in perpetuating heterocentric norms, institutionalized homophobia and transphobia, and heterosexism. It is to violate the code of conduct found in the Christian Gospel of love and grace.

In a world in which LGBTQ+ children and youth are often bullied and are at greater risk of suicide and substance abuse than their heterosexual peers, we are thankful for the witness of countless affirming Christians. There are many communities of faith across denominational lines which accept, celebrate and affirm the blessedness and transformative presence of our LGBTQ+ members and kin.

All are welcome at Trinity-Clifton United Church every Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m., including a special Celebration of Diversity on June 24th and LGBTQ+ Pride on July 22nd. Together let us strive to live out the words of the Hebrew prophet, Micah: to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.

Rev. Cathie Crooks and the Affirm Committee, Trinity-Clifton United Church of Canada, 220 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE 902.892.4114


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