Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is a justice-oriented organization of people in The United Church of Canada. Membership is open to those who support our work, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. The organization was formed to support lesbian and gay members of The United Church of Canada and to advocate with the church for their full inclusion. Since 1982, we have both struggled and collaborated with the United Church. Now we celebrate the changes in the denomination, and we continue to challenge the church to be true to its calling — to seek justice and resist evil. Affirm United is a voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We do education to promote greater awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity issues. We act to end discrimination against people in church, society and our own organization. We help people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to find support and community within the United Church. We draw strength and hope from biblical stories of liberation; from the prophetic call to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God; and from Jesus’ witness to God’s inclusive love.