Our Vision

First United Church, Ladysmith, is an inclusive, diverse and vibrant Christian community engaged in a joyous environment of fellowship and music, committed to spiritual growth, worship, support and outreach.

Our Mission

We are an inclusive Christian family, seeking to demonstrate God's love and respond to God.

We provide space and opportunity for:

  • Nurturing spiritual growth
  • Education
  • Worship
  • Music and the arts
  • Fellowship
  • Outreach
  • Service and participation
  • Celebration

Statement of Faith

We are not alone. We believe in a Triune God (God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit) - holy, sovereign, eternal, universal - at once a mystery and a reality, who as Love has created and is creating and sustaining all that is, who is both within and beyond Creation. Living as part of God's sacred Creation, we are stewards of the earth.

God reveals God's self in many ways and cultures, loving and interaction with all Creation. Jesus is the Word made flesh, in history and in faith, our example, who reconciles, transforms and makes new.

We receive the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as a faithful record by many, inspired by God, revealing God, and as the primary source of guidance in life.

As we turn from our sin we receive forgiveness by faith and find new life in Jesus Christ.

We are a community guided by the living Christ in grace-filled loving relationships with God, ourselves and others. We are called to resist evil.

We live in faith that God's message of abundant love grows in our community and in our world. We live in hope knowing God's love without fear in the present, in the future and in life beyond death.

Value statement

Colossians 3:12-17
Following the example of Jesus Christ, we aspire to:

  • Compassion
  • Kindness
  • Humility
  • Gentleness
  • Patience
  • Tolerance
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Integrity
  • And to receive guidance from God.