Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective
This confession was adopted in 1995 in a joint delegate session of two North American Mennonite denominations, Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite Church, which merged in 2002 to form Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. (Click here for full text.) Stirling is a member of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, one of the five regional churches covenanted to form Mennonite Church Canada.
Households of Faith
Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church is a congregation nurturing households of faith, joyfully responding to God through worship, spirituality, learning the faith, caring relationships and living justly and peacefully. (Click here for full text.)
As followers of Jesus in the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition, we are people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. We welcome all to participate in the full life and ministry of our church, including membership, baptism, marriage, congregational leadership, and pastoral ministry. We celebrate and affirm the image of God in all persons as we commit to being a community of hospitality, love and grace.
See Litany of Lament and Confession.
See also a brief description of our journey to becoming an LGBT+ affirming church.