What we believe
Dominion Chalmers is part of the United Church of Canada, which is Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. With the United Church, we follow the Reformation principle of “Unity in essential things, diversity on everything else.” You will find each United Church congregation has their own unique character. Here are a couple statements of beliefs, starting with DCUC, then the United Church and the universal creed we all follow.
The purpose of Dominion-Chalmers United Church is five fold:
In response to the call of God, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, over the next five years Dominion-Chalmers United Church will intentionally focus its efforts to becoming a discipling community, through the worship of God; Christian formation; and service to the neighbourhood and downtown Ottawa.
The Mission of Dominion-Chalmers United Church is to provide an ongoing Christian formation program which will develop and nurture a Christian faith community, committed to discipleship,
- Daily Prayer
- Weekly worship
- Reading and study of the Bible
- Building and being in relationships that encourage spiritual growth: and
- Giving of personal talents, time and resources
A New Creed
We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
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.
Thanks be to God.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.