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< ==Bedford United Church will become an Affirming Congregation==
< By Bill McKinnon
< Bedford United Church (BUC) will hold a dedication service on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 10 am, as it becomes an Affirming Congregation by receiving a certificate from Affirm United. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Robert Johnson of St. Andrews, NB will be the guest speaker.
< In becoming an affirming congregation, BUC has made the following statement:
< We the people of Bedford United Church declare publicly our commitment to creating a community where
all people are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
< All
persons are welcome to take part in every aspect of church life including membership, leadership, celebrating life passages and marriage.
< Several members of the LGBT community are already active members of BUC’s congregation.
< Bedford United Church is located at 1200 Bedford Highway. For additional information check out the website at http://bedfordunited.com/
< “Affirm United (AU/AE) is an organization of persons working through education and social integration for the welcoming of diverse peoples, especially the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the life and work of the church. AU / AE is composed of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and so it is open to all people within the United Church of Canada who support these goals.” Its website is http://www.affirmunited.ca/index.htm

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> ==Bedford United Church==
> Bedford United Church (BUC) welcomes all persons to take part in every aspect of church life including membership, leadership, celebrating life passages and marriage. Several members of the LGBT community are active members of BUC’s congregation.
> Each Sunday, the BUC hold two celebrations of worship of the living God, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A staffed nursery and programs for children are available at both services of worship.
> Bedford United Church is located at 1200 Bedford Highway. For additional information check out the website at [http://bedfordunited.com bedfordunited.com].
> The Bedford United Church is a member of Affirm United.
“Affirm United (AU/AE) is an organization of persons working through education and social integration for the welcoming of diverse peoples, especially the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the life and work of the church. AU / AE is composed of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and so it is open to all people within the United Church of Canada who support these goals.” Its Web site is http://www.affirmunited.ca/index.htm
> ==History==
> ; 2006-May-07: Bedford United Church held a dedication service as it became an Affirming Congregation by receiving a certificate from Affirm United. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Robert Johnson of St. Andrews, NB was the guest speaker.
> : In becoming an affirming congregation, BUC made the following statement:
> ''We the people of Bedford United Church declare publicly our commitment to creating a community where all people are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance.'''
> The BUC is one of many ReligiousGroups.


Bedford United Church

Bedford United Church (BUC) welcomes all persons to take part in every aspect of church life including membership, leadership, celebrating life passages and marriage. Several members of the LGBT community are active members of BUC’s congregation.

Each Sunday, the BUC hold two celebrations of worship of the living God, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A staffed nursery and programs for children are available at both services of worship.

Bedford United Church is located at 1200 Bedford Highway. For additional information check out the website at bedfordunited.com.

The Bedford United Church is a member of Affirm United. “Affirm United (AU/AE) is an organization of persons working through education and social integration for the welcoming of diverse peoples, especially the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the life and work of the church. AU / AE is composed of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and so it is open to all people within the United Church of Canada who support these goals.” Its Web site is http://www.affirmunited.ca/index.htm

History

; 2006-May-07: Bedford United Church held a dedication service as it became an Affirming Congregation by receiving a certificate from Affirm United. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Robert Johnson of St. Andrews, NB was the guest speaker.

In becoming an affirming congregation, BUC made the following statement: We the people of Bedford United Church declare publicly our commitment to creating a community where all people are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

The BUC is one of many ReligiousGroups.