By Phyllis D. Airhart
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B. Creighton, the new editor of the Methodist denominational paper, was using the columns of the Christian Guardian to send the same message. The church had a responsibility to work with the state to provide educational and religious services for the immigrant today; otherwise, they were likely to become a burden tomorrow. T. S. W. Sparling of Wesley College in Winnipeg wanted to leave no doubt in young readers’ minds about the enormity of the task facing the churches. S. Woodsworth’s Strangers within Our Gates, a study text for the youth department of the Methodist Missionary Society, he wrote in 1909: “I can with confidence commend this pioneering Canadian work on the subject to the careful consideration of those who are desirous of understanding and grappling with this great national danger.
Together they would create something distinctively Canadian out of the beliefs that were shared in common. ” As Morton developed the plot, church union was the obvious next chapter to the story of Christianity in Canada. The customary account of the origins of a religious tradition usually emphasized what set it apart from others. Morton added a twist to his tale by highlighting what Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Methodists had in common. ”97 Overcoming such differences was central to the story of the United Church’s forbears as the first generation of church union supporters related it.
Was it the unionists who, buttressed by a winning majority in every one of the several votes taken by its general assemblies, presbyteries, and congregations between 1910 and 1924, claimed to be carrying its name with them into union? Or was it those who refused to give up the right to be called the Presbyterian Church in Canada? There was a good deal at stake (not least, the question of who had the right to the property and funds held under the legal title of The Presbyterian Church in Canada).
A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada by Phyllis D. Airhart