Mission Statement: At Brechin United Church, we seek to know Holy Mystery as shown to us through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. On our faith journey, we endeavour to nurture spiritual development and growth and to be a just and loving example of service and discipleship that reaches out to community and all creation.
Affiming Vision Statement: As an Affirming Ministry we boldly declare that we fully welcome and include the full participation of all people in the life and work of the Ministry as we journey together, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, beliefs, cultural backgrounds, or economic circumstance. We are dedicated to being good stewards of God's world, working and living towards justice and wholeness for all God's people.
Core Values Statement: As people loved by God and as followers of Jesus, We seek to:
- welcome and accept all who come to Brechin
- grow in our Christian faith through meaningful worship, music, prayer, and learning opportunities
- nurture our faith community with genuine acceptance, through mutual respect, commitment, honesty, forgiveness, and gratitude
- reach out with love and justice to the local community and to the world
Brechin United Church in Nanaimo, through its dedicated sub-group and association ROAR, is spearheading a new initiative in sponsoring refugees from the most vulnerable parts of the world.
Reaching Out Assisting Refugees (ROAR) is a Nanaimo, BC based association of LGBTQ & Allies which has come together to sponsor refugees.
ROAR’s primary purpose is to resettle sexual and gender minority refugees to safety in Canada, specifically to the Regional District of Nanaimo. This includes private sponsorships, supporting inland refugee claimants, and may include supporting government sponsored refugees.
DONATIONS CAN GO TO EITHER BRECHIN'S GENERAL WORK OR TO ITS REFUGEE FUND