Talking to the Anglicans
This fall we, Diana Semenchuk, Jim Andrews, Susan Baker and Louise Welsh, have met twice with a small group from the Kimberley Anglican church.
The purpose of these meetings was to explore the future with the congregations of both of our churches. The discussions have discussed opportunities to connect our two congregations in fund raising events, worship opportunities and social interactions.
We have no models or serious amalgamation plans developed. If we do choose to move forward, both congregations would need time to outline any details. In the United church, the congregation is always given the opportunity and responsibility to make any decisions about the future of our church.
We are planning to hold a joint meeting with the Anglican congregation in February to have more discussion about where we might be headed in the future.
We have contacted Kathy Davies, who works in the United Church office in Vancouver, to try to facilitate and coordinate this event. There will be involvement with some people with similar positions in the Anglican church. We will be letting you know the date of this important meeting as soon as we have some details.
What we would like from you is feedback about your concerns and thoughts regarding moving along in this discussion.
Consider these questions:
- What do you see as the future of our church and the wider church in Kimberley?
- What models of working together with the Anglican church appeal to you?
- What concerns do you have about some shared ministry with the Anglican church?
- What are the questions that you would need answered in our meeting in February?
Please take the time to consider these questions and provide us with
feedback over the next few weeks. You can contact any of us or drop off
any written notes at the office or you can email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from each of you. Louise, Susan, Jim and Diana
Note the following dates.
Feb 29,2020– Combined meeting of the congregations of KUC and All Saints Anglican. Led by K.Davies and Bishop L McNaugton. 9-12noon. Followed by light lunch.
Mar 1,2020.-Combined worship service of two congregations led by Bishop McNaughton