I have been a member of the United Church of Canada
since birth. The most important lesson I have learned
from the United Church is the challenge to
Love God, Self and Neighbour.
When Robert Ashton called for people to form an Affirm team, I thought long and hard. For all my life, good friends, close relatives and supportive coworkers, who identify as LGBTQ2, have been an important part of my life. But I have always been a quiet companion. I thought, Kathy, sometimes you need to step up, stand beside your friends and not be so quiet. I realized now was the time!
Being a member of Kanata United’s Affirm Leadership Team has and is the best and most worthwhile initiative I have been part of over my 66 years with the United Church of Canada!
So why did I join? I joined to
- - learn how to be a more accepting person
- - be a good ally to LGBTQ2 folk
- - help build an accepting community
- - be a member of an intentionally inclusive church
- - enjoy and welcome all!
When I had the honor of walking with many United Church folk in the PRIDE parade this August, one church member had a sign that read
Love is Love is Love!
I believe God wants me to Love God, Self and Neighbour. And Love is Love is Love!