My name is Matthew McKay and I am the Minister of Beaches Presbyterian Church.
I am here for the same reason you are, perhaps. I was looking for a different kind of
church and a different kind of church experience.
Just like you, I was searching for something. One Sunday, I came to Beaches for a visit
and I was so deeply impressed by this creative, committed, open-minded, loving, and
thinking group of progressive Christian people. Now I am a part of the community too,
and I would love to welcome you and your family, just as my family and I have been
welcomed. Beaches has been described as “the thinking church with the generous
heart.” That is exactly what I have found and I invite you to come and ﬁnd it too.
At Beaches you will ﬁnd safe sacred space. At Beaches you will ﬁnd nourishment and
challenge through the heartbeat of Word and Sacrament. At Beaches you will ﬁnd
people who want to change our world for the better; people who want to honour God
and promote the welfare of Godʼs people. At Beaches, you will ﬁnd excellent music to
empower our prayer. At Beaches, you will ﬁnd a place where we honour and celebrate
our differences. Most of all, though, I hope you will ﬁnd a place to belong and a place
where you may join in Christʼs ministry of reconciling love in the deep places of our
Until I can welcome you in person, welcome home. Welcome to Beaches Presbyterian
Grace and peace to you,