Trinity St. Andrews United Church in Renfrew is officially throwing open their doors for the LGBTQ2+ community. The congregation of the local church voted overwhelmingly in favour of becoming an Affirming Ministry. Reverend Russel Wardell tells us it's been a long process and he says the local church is very excited about this.
This hits home for the Reverend, whose son is a member of the Trans Community. Wardell says his son had concerns about being accepted by the church and faith he grew up in. With this Affirmation, they're making a very public, intentional and explicit welcome to the LGTBQ community into the life of the church. A special celebration will be held on November 25 at 10am to commemorate the step forward and everyone is welcome to attend.