Last week, I touched on the Transition and Visioning Team that has been created to look at moving ahead in a post-COVID world. We have met and have had some very lively conversation with everyone sharing their experiences and ideas. At our last meeting, we looked at what we do well: welcome, share food, the Thrift Store, Eat Play Love gatherings, God Moments, Refugee sponsorship, Zoom services. We also looked at our struggles: lack of volunteers, building maintenance, presence in the wider community and public relations. This discussion could be described as taking an inventory of our strengths and our weaknesses. We will be considering the shape of Sunday gatherings at our next meeting. This is exciting work for us. COVID, in my humble opinion, will not define us, but with the building not presently available to us, it has pushed us to look at what we do and why we do it. We will be also looking at ways to involve the congregation and keep you informed and collect your feedback.
This Sunday, we will commemorate World Refugee Sunday and welcome some special guests. Winfield United has supported the arrival of families and individuals through the efforts and dedication of volunteers on CORC (Central Okanagan Refugee Committee) of which this church is an active member. We hope you can join us on this special Sunday and hear of their experiences.
Peace to you all,