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At the July 17 all congregation meeting and potluck, which began our looking more specifically at different churching models, it was stated that St Benedict Church would be looking forward to more scheduled conversations as a congregation.
Please DO plan on putting August 30 on your calendars, 11:30-12:30, for one such congregation small group meeting. Intended agenda is for Dan Renfroe to share the options chart, which will assist us in comparing some of the models side by side with pros and cons identified.
St Benedict held a congregational conversation on Friday July 17, 2015, to explore the direction our ministry will go in the future. We are looking at different ministry models that other churches of our size and financial status are using to help do ministry in vital ways.
Your Willapa region
You are all members of the Willapa Regional Ministry. Thank you for being part of this important connection to your diocese. The Diocese of Olympia is divided into 10 regions. Our region, the Willapa region, is made up of 10 churches: St. Hugh of Lincoln, Allyn; St. Germain, Hoodsport; St. Benedict, Lacey, St. Luke, Elma; St. Mark Montesano; St. Christopher, Olympia; St. John, Olympia; St. David of Wales, Shelton; St. John, South Bend.
Items voted on: 1) We were asked to review SBC’s policy on alcohol to see if greater flexibility was possible. Determined No Change. 2) We shared congregation members’ opinions about going to a single service July-Aug. Only one negative response was reported. Determined that “Yes” we would go to a single 9:30 service, beginning July 5, with one Sunday in the month having no music. 3) Voted to discontinue Quarterly Quarters since its original purpose was no longer the case.
Here is the June Benedictions. There is a lot going on in our church community. Be informed so we can make decisions together. Click on "Full Article" to see the link.