On Feb. 5, 2020, Vineyard Canada “concluded that it is not a practically viable option for our movement to allow a diversity of practice regarding officiating same sex marriages or licensing people in same sex marriages for pastoral ministry.”
We, at St. Croix Vineyard, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada have been a part of Vineyard Canada since its beginning in 1995. As a result of this decision by Vineyard Canada, we are being asked to “step away” and “cease using the name ‘Vineyard’ as to avoid confusion.”
We have heard from LGBTQ+ friends and allies that it is important that we don’t just slip away quietly, complicit with the harm that this decision extends.
We are asking our friends across the country and around the world to join us in this process. We are inviting you to become “honourary members” of St. Croix Vineyard, so that when we leave, we leave representing the strength that is growing among affirming churches and individuals. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! (You don’t have to be Canadian or a part of the Vineyard.)