Our Values Statement
Bedford United Church is a welcoming, spiritual community and part of the United Church of Canada. We rely upon the Bible as our primary source document. From the Bible we learn that, during his ministry, Jesus noted that the two greatest commandments are: “You are to love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind” and “You are to love your neighbour as yourself.”
In our efforts to follow “the way” of Jesus, the following values have emerged to characterize and guide us as a vibrant, Christian community.
We value deep openness to the presence of God’s Spirit
and the fostering of experiences
that empower our awareness
and connection with God’s Spirit.
We value spiritual learning and growth,
that nurture and support us on the journey of life.
We value community that emerges out of
respect, deep listening,
openness, compassion, generosity
and a spirit of joy and fun.
We call this love!
We value participation
that empowers the leadership
and ministries of all people
in a spirit of co-creation with God.
We value God’s creation
and working for sustainability,
justice and peace for creation.
We value living with integrity
that creates alignment between our words and our actions
and enables courageous choices
and risking change in the fulfilling of our mission.
BUC Values Statement Approved at the BUC AGM – March 4, 2007