Welcome to
Faith United Church

 

Welcome to Faith United Church, the church without a church building! 28 years ago, when Faith United was founded in Kingston East, land on Highway 15 was purchased for the construction of a church, but eventually the new congregation decided that they would rather put their energy into being a caring community than into a church building. That’s why we meet every Sunday morning at La Salle Secondary School in the lovely Little Theatre, and at the end of the morning, walk out without a worry about leaking roofs or sputtering furnaces!

I love working at Faith United precisely because this is a wonderfully caring group of people. They are smart, not at all dogmatic, and seriously interested in exploring questions of spirituality and truth without judgement on anyone else’s point of view. Our tag line reads “Faith United Church encourages and supports each person’s unique journey of faith”, and they mean it! Often, after the service, we will grab our coffees and cookies and return to the Theatre to discuss the content of the service or continue with a book study. And every Sunday, after all of that, some of us usually head out to a local pub for lunch!

What about that piece of undeveloped land? Currently, we are talking with many people from the Indigenous community in Kingston in order to create together a “Garden for Reflection and Reconciliation”. The intention is that it would be a place where Indigenous sacred medicine plants could be grown, ceremony and teachings could happen, and education could happen. If this vision inspires you, please be in touch!

We are currently in the midst of the season of Lent leading to Easter. We view Lent not as a time for self-chastisement or ‘giving up’, but as a time for exploring the invitation of the Divine to ‘make new’ some part of our lives that needs the touch of grace. But, Lent or beyond, come and join us any Sunday! You will enjoy it, and we will enjoy warmly welcoming you!

(Rev. Dr.) Nan Hudson

Christmas with Susan Aglukark Concert!

AglukarkWhy a Christmas Concert? It’s because Susan Aglukark loves Christmas! As a Inuk child growing up in Arviat, Nunavut, she remembers it as a time when the community came together to sing carols and to feast on traditional food. As a singer and performer, Aglukark has released two Christmas albums, and is bringing her special Christmas concert to Kingston on December 15th.

Aglukark bridges her traditional upbringing with a modern sensibility, resulting in music with a universal appeal. Her breakthrough single, “O Siem” was sung in both English and Inuktitut and it hit the top of the charts. That was just the beginning for Aglukark.

Over the past two decades, she has continued to record, tour and speak to the issues affecting Aboriginal and Inuit people. Aglukark has released nine albums and just finished her 10th, she has won three Junos and the first-ever Aboriginal Achievement Award in Arts. She holds a number of honourary degrees, has performed in front of Queen Elizabeth (twice), Nelson Mandela and two prime ministers – so far. Aglukark is also a member of the Order of Canada and received the Governor Generals lifetime artistic achievement award. Susan has also just released her first children’s book: “Una Huna, What is This?” available at Indigo book stores across Canada.

She is excited to come to Kingston and to offer this benefit concert in support of her 'Arctic Rose Foundation' supporting youth in northern communities and the 'Walking the Path of Peace Together', a joint reconciliation initiative of Faith United Church and the Indigenous community of Kingston.

Tickets are $25 + a small online fee, & are on sale at: http://aglukarkchristmas.bpt.me or at Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., downtown. The concert is General Seating, and the doors open at 7 pm. It promises to be a magical evening!

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    Services

    Sunday Services at 9:30 am
    (Join us for Coffee and Snacks after the service at 10:30 am)

    Location

    LaSalle Little Theatre
    LaSalle Secondary School on Highway 15

    Contact

    (613) 549-4320

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