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For the last several years members of Wesley United Church have been dreaming, defining themselves and their values. Expression of Values
- Because we value inclusivity, we wanted to make our sanctuary accessible to all. Therefore the entrance ramp was replaced and a wheelchair accessible washroom is being built on the main floor.
- Because we value an open, non-hierarchical community, we are lowering the pulpit, replacing the pews with movable chairs to allow for better communal worship and community events, and enhancing the stage of the chancel so that cultural activities will be welcome.
- Because we value the spiritual journey for people of diverse faiths, we are painting a labyrinth on the sanctuary floor. This is a tool for silent, walking meditation that is accessible to all, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.
- Because we value stewardship of the environment, we will improve insulation of the structure and optimize heating,
- Because we value our heritage, we will attempt to preserve and highlight the stained glass windows, which needed urgent repairs, the original wood floor, and the metal, patterned walls.
Our Work began in earnest in January 2019 – local carpenters, electricians, painters and other tradesmen will be occupying the sanctuary space of the church building until mid-April 2019.