At Cranbrook United Church we celebrate the journey we are all on. We are likely at different stages of life and understanding, but that only keeps our congregation vital and welcoming as we share our experiences in many different ways.
For some, there will be a need to be baptized, either their child or themselves. We are open to discuss this very special event with you.
For others, it might be the desire to celebrate communion (eucharist, as other denomination call refer to it).
To be included in a community of faith, where we can feel safe and beloved, is a need for many. At Cranbrook United Church we believe in an inclusive community that welcomes all, regardless of race, colour, or sexual identity.
Yet, some are at their end of life in this world. We celebrate with elders and welcome an opportunity to recognize their life in memories and memorials of a funeral service.
Jesus welcomed everyone, whether they were poor, rich, or just getting by; ill or healthy; self-made or educated; popular or a loner; secure or full of doubts. The United Church of Canada prides itself on welcoming everyone the way Jesus did, regardless of age, race, class, gender, orientation, or physical ability.
The church works hard to appreciate people of all ages, from grandparents to newborns. Children aren’t viewed as adults-in-waiting, nor are they on display for the amusement of the adults. They’re full and welcome participants at the heart of each congregation, bringing ideas and unique talents that can inspire the entire church.