A small group representing both Clearwater United and the Church of St Paul met in December to contribute to the consultations that were part of the United Church’s Comprehensive Review. The Task Group has now released a report on the consultations.
The following description of the process and report is from the United Church’s website.
Communities of faith value highly The United Church of Canada’s identity as a welcoming and justice-seeking church, but want simpler and more effective governance and understand the church needs to change in response to challenging times.
These are just some of the key findings of a report on facilitated conversations with more than 600 congregations and other communities of faith across Canada who shared their hopes and dreams for the church with the Comprehensive Review Task Group between April 2013 and January 2014.
“We have been listening carefully to what communities of faith have told us, and we are grateful that so many took part in this important conversation about our future,” said the Rev. Cathy Hamilton, chair of the task group.
The results of these conversations are helping the task group shape preliminary structural options that will be shared with the church shortly, and are a key step toward building recommendations for the 42nd General Council in 2015.