We are federated with The United Reformed Churches in North America and therefore confess Jesus Christ as the only Savior and the Sovereign Lord over all of life, and are fully committed to the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God written, without error in all its parts, and to its teaching as set forth in the historic Reformed standards (the Three Forms of Unity) and in the Ecumenical Creeds
Our beliefs are based first and foremost on the Bible, the true word of God without error and inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the ultimate authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Three Forms of Unity is a collective name for the Belgic Confession of Faith, the Canons of Dort, and the Heidelberg Catechism, which are accepted as official statements of doctrine by many of the Reformed churches, including the URCNA.
The Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed date from the early centuries of the Christian church. Creeds, also called “symbols of faith,” are concise and authorized statements of the essential tenets of the faith. The believing community employs these creeds for testimony, instruction, and worship—including setting forth normative expressions of Christian truth and serving as the standard for theological inquiry. Although many kinds of creeds exist, the ecumenical creeds have the broadest recognition within the Christian church. They are called “ecumenical” because they have been approved and accepted by a large portion of the churches of Christendom.
We acknowledge Jesus Christ to be the supreme and only Head of the Church. This headship is exercised in the churches by His Word and Spirit through the God-ordained offices, for the sake of the purity of doctrine and the holiness of life. The churches of the federation, although distinct, voluntarily display their unity by means of a common confession and church order. This is expressed as they cooperate and exercise mutual concern for one another.
Hope Academy is a private mission school for children of all backgrounds and religions. They offer Junior Kindergarten - Grade 6 quality education in an environment of excellence in Brampton, ON.
Hope Centre is a mission work in Brampton, Ontario supervised by Covenant Christian Church (URCNA), in Wyoming, whose mission is to reach the diverse community in the GTA, especially those of South Asian descent.
Mid-America's mission is to prepare pastors as faithful servants of the Word and sacraments in the heritage of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches and by training others to serve in various Christian venues. Mid-America's primary purpose is training men to serve the church as knowledgeable pastors with servants' hearts. To foster intellectual and spiritual development, the Seminary offers courses in biblical, theological, ecclesiastical and ministerial disciplines.
New Horizon Reformed Church is a mission work under the oversight of Cornerstone United Reformed Church in London, Ontario.
The Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham exists to demonstrate God's love and mercy, giving help to people who may be distressed due to pregnancy.
Redemption Prison Ministry exists to reach Canadian prisoners with the gospel of Jesus Christ through Bible teaching and visitation.
Reformed Faith & Life is an international radio broadcast ministry that focuses on bringing the Gospel of Christ from a Reformed perspective to listeners around the world.
RITE exists to educate and equip nationals in Reformed theology and pastoral ministry by providing Reformed theological education containing an emphasis on practical theology.
SafeHope Home seeks to provide long-term recovery programs designed to guide sexually exploited or trafficked women and youth, or those at identifiable risk of becoming sexually exploited/trafficked, into full rehabilitation and re-integration into society.
Word and Deed is a relief organization based on reformed Christian principles to provide aid in the name of Christ. Word and Deed is involved in disaster relief, relief programs, development aid, employment programs, and child sponsorship. Their mission is to address the spiritual and physical needs of people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles.
Word of Life Ministry is a mission work under the oversight of Salem URC, whose mission is to bring Christians and Muslims together to share the true, life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Word of God, the Holy Bible.
We meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM for corporate worship, which is "conducted according to the principles taught in God's Word: namely, that the preaching of the Word have the central place, that confession of sins be made, praise and thanksgiving in song and prayer be given, and gifts of gratitude be offered." (URCNA Church Order Art. 38)
From April through October we meet at 7:00 PM and from November through March we meet at 3:00 PM for corporate worship during which "the minister shall ordinarily preach the Word as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity, with special attention given to the Heidelberg Catechism by treating its Lord's Days in sequence." (URCNA Church Order Art. 40)
We typically hold special services "in observance of Christmas Day, Good Friday, Ascension Day, a day of prayer, the national Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day" (URCNA Church Order Art. 37)
Our mid-week Bible study is held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 8:00 PM in the church building.
Junior Class Thursdays 7:00 PM
Senior Class Thursdays 8:00 PM
Under the oversight of the Salem URC consistory, the Teen Club meets every other week on Friday to study and discuss topics from God's word, and to grow in friendships with each other.
Under the oversight of the Salem URC consistory, the Young People Society meet every other Friday to provide the opportunity through group discussion to study the Word of God as it speaks to them as covenant youth in their relationship to God, fellow believers, and the world.