Beaumont is losing a long-time member of its faith community. Beaumont United Church will shut its doors at the end of June. Limited finances and a shrinking congregation have prompted the difficult decision to close.
BUC has been part of Beaumont’s church family for 29 years. For the last five and a half years, the congregation has been holding worship in a storefront sanctuary next to the post office on 50th Avenue. After many months of deliberation, the congregation voted to end services and give notice on the leased space.
BUC has had many homes in its congregational life, starting at the "pink school"(Bellevue) in 1983, then Beau Meadow School, back to Bellevue and later a shared space with the Anglican church of Canada.
Beaumont United's next evolution will be to begin worshiping as part of St. David’s United Church in Leduc as of July first. St. David's will be offering future care and programs in the Beaumont area. There is an important role for the United Church of Canada in this growing, vibrant community, which is why the amalgamated congregation in Leduc is still considering traditional outreach events like the Annual Fall Community supper and the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in Beaumont.
The Board of Beaumont United is extending an invitation to the community to join the congregation for the three remaining services, culminating with their closing celebration service, to be held at 10:30 am, June 17th.