In its brief history, The United Church of Canada has tried to articulate its theology in four official statements of faith: The Basis of Union (1925), the Statement of Faith (1940), A New Creed (1968) and A Song of Faith (2006).
The New Creed is widely known and used throughout the United Church. It was formulated in the mid-1960s in preparation for the 23rd General Council of the church in 1968.
The New Creed
We are not alone,
we live in God's world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.