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CoF Ministry Articulation Profile

(Vacancy Reference #677979166)

Growing in Faith (Discipleship) Priority: 1

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

1. Annesley United Church will actively seek ways to support the current youth leaders by meeting with them to identify what they need from the congregation and minister in order to continue to lead and support youth. 2. Annesley United Church will explore ways to fund an additional ministry position that is aimed specifically at faith formation particularly for families, children and youth.

We have a specific goal as follows:

It seems obvious that the future of Annesley begins now, making sure that all generations find a home here where they feel comfortable and where their needs and wants are being addressed.
Justice, Outreach & Sharing the Good News (Justice and Outreach) Priority: 2

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

A member has been leading a study group focussing on First-Nations issues and authors. They have included a close examination of the Truth and Reconciliation commission and issues in and around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We are a constituent group for the Mennonite Central Committee, working in concert with a local community group which has sponsored a refugee family from the Republic of Congo. Another member has close personal ties with Nepal, and has facilitated and arranged delivery of funds to a Nepalese family. Our contributions have helped this family rebuild their home, destroyed in the earthquake of 2015

We have no specific goal.
Leadership Priority: 6

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Although we do not have a specific goal, it is our desire to ``take our church outside the building``, and make it more visible to the community. This needs to happen through advertising, social media and person to person contact. We have enjoyed a close collaboration between minister and music director. We would very much wish that this relationship might continue and flourish. We are accustomed to a leadership style of building relationships, sharing with and nurturing leadership among our members and lay leaders. We have launched a website, and host many community events in our building.

We have no specific goal.
Wider Relationships (Ministry Partnerships) Priority: 8

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Our ministers have had longstanding relationships with the local Ministerial. This includes joint services and a rotating schedule for leading worship at Grey Gables, the local long term care facility. We host community Rememberance Day services. Our members are fully involved with the local non-denominational Food Bank. Several members, including youth, are involved in fundraising for the Grey Bruce Hospice.

We have a specific goal as follows:

Although we do not have a specific goal, our desire is to build relationships with other faith traditions who may be interested in sharing our building or working together. We are also exploring co-operation with nearby United Churches clustering etc.
Pastoral/Spiritual Care Priority: 4

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

We have an active 4 person Spiritual Care Team to assist our minister with this important task. The members have completed Level One Spiritual Care Training . The team share visiting, letter writing, and taking communion to members at home and elsewhere. We continue to be amazed by the level of Pastoral Care extended to our community by the rank and file of our membership.

We have no specific goal.
Belonging, Extravagant Welcome, Wellness (Spirituality/Self-Care) Priority: 5

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

We want to grow a church community that is open, welcoming, inclusive and accepting of all people. We want to be able to change and move out of our comfort zones to more fully become an open and welcoming church.

We have a specific goal as follows:

Goal: See goals under Growing in Faith category
Stewardship Priority: 7

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

We recognize that our building needs to be maintained in order that it can be used to its full capacity by the congregation AND the local community. We have an active Property committee that recognizes necessary changes and improvements as well as regular maintenance. We are currently exploring potential benefits of a kitchen upgrade.

We have a specific goal as follows:

Annesley United Church will develop a building plan that will identify short-term, medium-term and long-term maintenance and captital improvements and upgrades that respond directly to Annesley`s ministry needs and goals.
Worship Priority: 3

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Although we do not have a specific goal, we understand and accept that our worship needs to continue to evolve to suit the wider community as well as our current congregation. Our hope is that we can move beyond our traditional approaches to ones that speak more relevantly to those who are currently in the pews, and to those who are ``un-churched``. To do so, we need to continally ask for input from worshippers in terms of what they need and want in worship format, reflections, prayers and music,- all aspects of our worship.

We have no specific goal.


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