Port Nelson United ChurchAn Affirmed Church, 3132 South Drive Burlington, Ontario,
Affirm United at Port Nelson United Church, Burlington


Sunday Service - February10 at 10.30am

Announcements for the week of February 17 (Port Nelson Notebook)

Annual Report 2018

Lock-up/Security Position Open
This paid position starting immediately involves locking the church up each evening and opening the doors on weekends as arranged by the Church Administrator. Please contact John Greven at john@greven.ca for further information or to apply for the position.

New Staff Position Open: AV Technician
Port Nelson Church requires an Audio Visual Technician (contract position up to 5 hours/week) to oversee the operation of AV equipment at the church, working with both internal and external users. Detailed Position Description and list of skills required can be found on the church website: portnelsonunitedchurch.com. Please send resume and cover letter outlining interest and suitability to: john@greven.ca. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 1st at 5pm.

2019 Pledge Card
2019 Pledge Card - Please complete the pledge card for general offerings and return to the church office by February 3 PDF

Children and Youth Ministries Brochure

Visioning Plan 2017

Adult Small Groups Brochure

Reaching Out Ministries Brochure

Caring Ministries Brochure

Music Ministry Brochure

A complete list of activities is available on the Events Listing page and our Worship opportunities can be found on our Our Sunday Morning page.


Affirm United

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June 4, 2017

On this day, Port Nelson celebrated becoming an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada. As the only Affirming congregation in Burlington, Port Nelson has made a public commitment to work for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as affirming the variety of people who are part of God´s loving creation.

Affirm Statement

We affirm, include, and celebrate people of every age, race, belief, culture, ability, income level, family configuration, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in the life and ministry of Port Nelson. As followers of Jesus we believe that we are part of the body of Christ. The apostle Paul said that ‘the body does not consist of one member but of many´ and all are indispensable. (1 Corinthians 12:14, 22-26)

Events & Information

1. LGBTQ Perspectives

#98: Whither Gender

We hear more and more everyday how people are rejecting the genders male and female, and embracing different ways to identify. This week, Piya explores whether traditional gender as we know it is becoming obsolete, whether it should, and what happens when people step outside those boxes.

Who Are You? Five stories on how gender shapes identity.

Shared from the CBC Radio App. Download the CBC Radio iOS App or the CBC Radio Android App today!

2. Indigenous Education

Map of Ontario Treaties and Reserves. This link provides valuable information about treaties and reserves across Ontario. You can click on the map and it will take you to each treaty. Searching by cities is not as effective.

Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water: www.cbc.ca link - A professor is calling attention to the dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario — despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

Listen to CBC Radio One program "Unreserved" for top-notch stories about Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

Reimagining Reconciliation

Bill for 145 years of thievery is due - PressReader

2018 CBC Massey Lectures by Tanya Talaga

Lecture 1: "We Are Always Here" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 9, 2018

Lecture 2: "Big Brother´’s Hunger" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 13, 2018

Lecture 3: "The Third Space" by Tanya Talaga

Lecture 4: "I Breathe For Them" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 15, 2018

Lecture 5: "We Are Not Going Anywhere" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 16, 2018

"Suicide Shouldn’t Be ’Normal’ in Indigenous Communities" says Massey Lecturer Tanya Talaga - The Current CBC Nov. 12, 2018

3. Multi-Faith Initiatives

4. Environment

Why Fossil Fuel Subsidies Don't Belong in Canada's Climate Policy

Climate Change as a Matter of Faith and Justice