Following the Affirming Process used by the United Church of Canada, the Committee’s mandate is to understand the need for, and the issues surrounding, congregational inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. The Committee then supports the congregation and other committees in their understanding of the issues in order for them to be prepared for a congregational vote on becoming a member of Affirm United.




Rev. Paula Stone Williams:

– I’ve lived as a man and a woman. Here’s what I learned.

– The story of a parent’s transition and a son’s redemption.

Thomas Lloyd:
Why am I so Gay?

Dr. James Makokis:
Two Spirit Cree medical doctor cares for his transgender patients.


Anne Bishop:  Becoming an Ally: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

Amanda Jetté Knox:  Love Lives Here. A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family

Centre for Action and Contemplation  (

    • Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations Archive
      • Final Court of Appeal, October 22, 2019
      • A Deeper Tenor, October 23, 2019
      • True Self and False Self, October 24, 2019
“Queer Grace is a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas around the life of LGBTQ+ people and Christian faith. We hope to offer a safe space full of resources for all those navigating their journey in the church.”
The Living Apology Project:  A project of Affirm United and the United Church of Canada.
“Illuminating gender and sexual identities and expressions.”
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Children and Youth:

  • Red:  A Crayon’s Story
    by Michael Hall
    (Children’s Picture Book)
  • And Tango Makes Three
    by Justin Robertson and Peter Parnell
    (Non-fiction ~ ages 3 to 8)
  • I am Jazz
    by Jessica Hershel and Jazz Jennings
    (Non-fiction ~ Young Adult)


Co-Chair – Dale MacArthur

Co-Chair – Vicky Austin

Recording Secretary – Cheryl Sellsted