Over the past few years, West Hill United Church has been profoundly challenged to engage the nature of their Christian and denominational identity and to imagine what an emerging future church might be.
You are invited to join with
People of West Hill United Church, Toronto and their minister, The Rev. Gretta Vosper, in conversation with the Christian Church of 2017
Tuesday April 18, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
at Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie Street, Kingston
West Hill is a people, a place, an idea, a community living out a progressive faith, striving to make a positive difference in our own lives, the lives of others, and the world.
“We are moved by a reverence for life to pursue justice for all, to inspire one another to seek truth, live fully, care deeply and make a difference. In faithful response to our Mission, we have invited congregations from across the country to have a conversation with us. We are delighted to have this opportunity to talk with you, in Kingston, about our experience with the rise of Nones* in culture and how we are engaging them effectively, to answer questions such as, what does it mean to be a theologically non-exclusive church? and to share our response to The United Church of Canada’s review of our minister.”
*Nones are persons not defining themselves by any religion or spiritual path.
Speakers and discussion will address
- The rise of post-Christendom Church communities.
- Progressive Christian communities.
- What theists, non-theists and atheists have in common.
- Can there be a Christian Church without Jesus?
- Can there be a church without God?
We gather to meet, to listen, to hear, to share, to part with understanding.
A presentation of the Chalmers Christian Education and Faith Formation Committee