Our Vision and Mission
Immanuel Anglican Parish, Regina, is a diverse, open and caring community of people who have come together in fellowship to joyfully live out our love for God and to actively engage in loving our neighbours.
In working to achieve this vision, we will:
- Strive to be a diverse and inclusive community, welcoming people of varying ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, economic circumstances, backgrounds and talents;
- Worship in a variety of styles that speak to those who are lifetime Anglicans as well as to those who join us for the first time; we do not define unity in worship by uniformity;
- Engage in learning for all ages that will shape our lives as disciples and empower us to share the Good News with others;
- Commit to walking together with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit and all Indigenous peoples on the journey towards truth and reconciliation;
- Actively pursue justice and peace through both local and global engagement and respond to human need in our community with both compassion and generosity;
- Care passionately for creation and advocate for the needs of the earth;
- Work with other faith communities whenever and wherever possible; and
- Realize that all we do is a witness to who we are as disciples of Christ, the Risen One who loves and cares for us and for all.
Immanuel Anglican Parish, Regina, joins together communities of Jesus’ disciples to share the Good News through worship, word and action and to engage the world as a sign of God’s blessing and promise.
As God’s people in Immanuel Anglican Parish, Regina, we will:
- Go where God leads us;
- Make prayer the foundation of our discernment;
- Look for where God is working in the church and in the community;
- Be willing to experiment and fail in striving to fulfill our vision;
- Recognize and honour our differences and diversity;
- Work respectfully, collaboratively and cooperatively with one another;
- Make trust and transparency the basis of our relationships; and
- Look for opportunities to listen to the voices of clergy and lay people in the parish as well as those in the wider community.