Town Hall October 23

Sunday, October 23, 2011
We Celebrate our Heritage and Plan for our Future


Join us to celebrate the Feast of St James
at 8:15 and 10:00 a.m.
Stay for the Parish Lunch
Participate in the ‘Town Hall’ Activities
(done by 1:30 p.m., latest)

Special activities will be planned for the children.

We know we have a great past,
but do we have a future?
Will the parish of St James exist in 2015?
If so, what will it be like?
Who will be here?
What ministry programs will we be offering
to support our community?
What will be our defining characteristics?
So that we know how many to prepare for,

Please RSVP to the church office
by Wednesday, October 19
(email: stjamesm@magma.ca or phone: 613-692-2082)

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St James the Apostle Anglican Church, Manotick

A Christian community joyfully serving and growing in God’s love.

DRAFT Statements for Discussion 

Core Values 

Christianity:
We are grounded in the teachings and life modeled by Jesus Christ,  God among us.
Our understanding of Christianity is rooted in the Anglican traditions of faith and
liturgy.

Continuity:
We are committed to exploring and living out our Christian faith in such a way that it is
shared from one generation of believers to another within our parish and in the
communities where we live.

Hospitality:
We welcome and care for all, regardless of their life situation, treating each other with
mutual respect and expecting to learn from one another.

Community:
We believe that God’s relationship with us all is reflected in community – our parish
community of faith and action, the communities in which we live, and global
communities to which we are connected in a variety of ways.

Generosity:
We engage each other and our world through a spirit of generosity – sharing ourselves,
our time, our talents and our treasures in ways which reinforce the abundance of
God’s creation and love.

Core Purpose 

To learn, teach, share and live the ways of Jesus through Worship, Education (Nurture or Spiritual Development), Fellowship (Community-building) and Outreach, within the communities we serve.

proposed as an alternate wording at the last Parish Council meeting – September 13:

To live the ways of Jesus by learning, teaching and sharing through Worship, Education (Nurture or Spiritual Development), Fellowship (Community-building) and Outreach in the communities we serve.

Vision

St James will be known, and used, as a spiritual centre in our communities:

  • a beacon of hope and life for all.
  • a natural destination in this part of the city for those seeking God
  • a source of support for becoming the families/individuals we are call to be by God

 

We need everyone’s input during this visioning and planning process. Please plan to participate.

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