Our Ongoing Strengths…
Service promotes a feeling of warmth and comfort by recognizing
and accepting various styles of worship to enable all of us, in
our own preferred way, to be ever more faithful.
is effectively leading the parish toward an awareness of, and concern
for, the downtown community, and how we may further serve those
beyond our doors who are vulnerable.
Companions visit and extend pastoral care to those who are vulnerable
through age, infirmity or crises.
George’s outstanding Choir and Music Team lead us in hymns
and songs to enrich our worship. This gift of music encourages us
to reflect the hope, joy and peace of the gospel message.
Hour is a popular gathering following each Sunday Service. This
time allows us to share news, update and inform, and enjoy fellowship.
Door, weekdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm encourages those in downtown
Oshawa to enter the church for respite. One may choose to light
a candle, offer a prayer, meditate, read or simply view the church.
To enhance and extend our present communication practices to more
effectively promote the news and work of the parish.
• To empower
our young people to express their faith in worship and to have a
voice and meaningful role in the life and leadership of the parish.
• To encourage
PAG (Pre Authorized Giving) and to make our members, on a weekly
basis, more aware of our financial picture.
• To actively
pursue an exchange with potential new membership resulting from
weddings and baptisms and other ministrations.
• To strengthen
the ministry of hospitality for seekers and visitors.
• To develop
a health ministry that promotes wholeness of body, mind and spirit
– ultimately leading to a Parish Nurse whose role would be
advocacy and education for the entire parish.
• To devise
programs and communications which address the traditions, symbols
and rituals of the Anglican Church for seekers and all people on
their spiritual journeys.
some of the ideas submitted by the Congregation during our Planning
How We Can Do It…
Our Parish Planning Conference provided an opportunity for an important
review of the ministry and mission of our congregation, as we talked
about the meaning of the church.
contributed by many members of our church were reported, considered,
and given priorities, and the parish has in hand the tentative “Blueprint”
for the next three years.
Conference established our Minimum Percentage Goal of 5%, while
asking that everyone consider increasing his or her present percentage
by at least one additional percentage point.
Worksheets are provided to assist members of the church in their
consideration of a financial commitment for the coming year.
1: We calculate our present percentage level of financial
II: We consider increasing this percentage by at least
1 percent, or more.
III: If this does not bring us to the Minimum Percentage
Goal, or beyond, we consider it also.
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