February 17, 2019

Reported to the Congregation on February 17th,

by Lynne Green, Transition Team Chair

After the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 10th, the Transition Team met together on Monday evening, February 11th. We met Rev. Gary Clark, who will be the WOW Region’s representative on the Search Committee, when the committee is established by the Board. We looked at the reflections that members of the congregation communicated and shared with us during the service on Sunday, February 10th. The full set of reflections can be found in hard copy on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We discussed the information needed for the Community of Faith profile and worked on a draft subsequently throughout the week. It is a ‘living document’ which we will continue to tweak. We will share the draft with the Board at the Wednesday, February 20th Board meeting.

We also planned some next steps in our work on the mission plan. We have sent out a request to groups Credence and Co., TUCC and Edge, asking them to conduct research on ‘fresh expressions’ work that other faith communities are involved in. This information will help to inform the TT’s work at our next meeting at the end of March.

We will continue to describe ourselves as a ‘pastoral-size’ church, 50-150 people attending. “It is big enough to look to the visitor like a real church and small enough to feel personal.” Smaller congregations are referred to as family-size church, and larger congregations as program-size church or corporate-size church.