New Ministry Ideas

Survey Results:

Worship

Education

Fellowship

Outreach

Develop children and youth music options, e.g. different music styles

57

Increase church school and youth group options and activities

90

Family-friendly events, such as potluck meals

83

Casserole bank for families or individuals facing illness or stressful times

62

Alternative worship times or styles, e.g. Messy Church

56

Partner with other agencies to provide parent and youth workshops

33

Augment work of the Pastoral Care Team providing friendly visits and home communion

46

Develop specific support for Ottawa outreach services such as The Well, Centre 454, ROSSS

43

Make regular Sunday service available to shut-ins via video

38

House church, meetings that include all family members in a small local area

27

Increase options for active seniors: e.g., Crafts, Golf, Day Trips

35

Formal survey of parish families to determine needs, interests, and availability for different ministries

38

Monthly mid-week luncheon & Eucharist

30

Partner with other agencies for information sessions related to seniors

26

Drop-in centre / café after school or on weekends

27

Support a Pastoral Counselling Centre satellite office to serve families in the southern part of Ottawa

32

Increase opportunities for participation in our traditional services

16

Discussion groups or Bible study with childcare

16

Intergenerational storytelling or activity days

16

Parish Nurse, supporting Pastoral Care Team for seniors and families

28

Individual or small group meditation and prayer opportunities

8

Small group discussions and prayer groups during the day

15

Family visiting and support program such as Pastoral Care for Families

15

Partner with other groups to provide services to marginalized

23

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