Minister seeks ideas for church statement of purpose
The Peninsula's Uniting Church minister, the Reverend Patty Lawrence, has challenged her congregation to suggest a statement of purpose for Broken Bay Uniting Church.
"What areas of the life of the church would you put in the most energy into?" she asked in the church newsletter.
Preparing for a church Synod meeting, she observed the purpose of the Synod office was: "Serving the church to make a Jesus-shaped difference in the world based on the values of compassion, respect, integrity and collaboration."
A proposal from the Synod Standing Committee sought to "affirm a commitment to being a contemporary, courageous and growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ in worship, witness and service", she said.
It also sought renewed commitment to rural and regional ministry, to ministry with people born since 1970 and to "walking together with First Peoples".
It also sought ongoing commitment to the stewardship of the earth (climate action) and to working with presbyteries to organise ourselves to promote growth within and through our congregations.
Ms Lawrence said she would like to hear from her congregation.
"Please send me your written responses by email or at church."
Newsletter, 11 Apr 2021
Patty Lawrence, Broken Bay Uniting Church