Who We Are
Scarboro United Church is a caring community of risk-takers, adventurers, and explorers in contemporary Christian living. Working from a traditional base, we seek new ways in understanding the meeting of the human and the divine. We are a liberal, open-minded congregation, welcoming doubters, seekers, questioners, believers, and those of other faith experiences.
- A church that offers spiritual sustenance and that others see as welcoming, diverse, and inclusive
- A church that is committed to social justice and is fully engaged in local outreach
- An arts-based “destination” church
As a worship-centered community, we emphasize participatory, innovative worship while honoring the ancient rituals and practices of the church. We offer challenging sermons, meditation and reflection, and excellence in the quality and variety of music.
We are led by our Minister, Reverend Lee Spice. Lee was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and her Northern, First Nations roots are still very important to her.
Her academic studies have taken many forms – from studying Biology as an undergraduate to pursuing a couple of degrees in Education. She taught school in the First Nations community of Maskwacis and then moved into Adult Education, promoting health careers to First Nations folk, and later engaging in student support at the educational consortium in Claresholm.
Lee discerned a call to ministry within the congregation in Claresholm, completing several courses from St. Stephen’s College (Edmonton) and a Clinical Pastoral Education course at the Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. She completed an M. Div. (University of Winnipeg) through the In-Community Program for Ordination and was ordained in 2004.
Lee can be reached at 403.244.1161 or [email protected].