Our Oneness in Christ Statement - Future / Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams Suggestions:

Created Sept. 29, 2015 at the All Church Reconciling Gathering.

  • Hope we reach out to general public, let them know we are truly a Reconciling Church
  • Be part of Press Democrat church list- say we are a Reconciling Congregation
  • More support for Spirit Café
  • Partnership/ community/Catholic Charities
  • After School programs at Stony Point
  • Spirit Café- more volunteers
  • Spirit Café - policy and procedure document
  • Reach out to Spanish speaking population
  • Become more diverse
  • More classes and groups to attract people
  • Taking services to those we do not know yet, serving dinners, rides,cooking meals
  • Involve youth with other youth of faith for community service projects
  • Do more - have everyone be kind and caring
  • Wellness ministry
  • Gay marriage be allowed by UMC
  • Let the world know who we are
  • Outreach to children and young families
  • Build into formal and informal inclusive interaction
  • Make this church become a welcome place for gays who have been together 25 years
  • Be more like Glide Memorials - accessible and receptive to all people
  • Grow more groups for youth, families,singles, people of color
  • More inclusive language from pulpit
  • Church that suppoprts marriage of all people and service
  • Have more gatherings to show our progress
  • Activies for non- church folks
  • To have the big R (Reconciling Congregation)
  • Book Study with LGBT and straight folk discussing topic with hope that we learn and get to know each other better.
  • House the homeless and help them  become more productive in society
  • I care program - draw church into communityby service and broader recognition
  • Wish we could keep more  homeless in the service - they are missing out on the message and fellowship
  • Sunday Class on contravercial issues
  • Seek out people that are different from you- get to know them better
  • Be better at letting community know they are all welcome here
  • Like to continue to hear from strangers that they are comfortable at FUMC
  • Purposefully include people at services and coffee hour
  • Greet those we meet with,"May you walk in peace with God"
  • More diverse music -different cultures, gospel,, latin, acoustic. 
  • Include those in music who may not be best musicians but want to praise God with music
  • Catholic Charities involvement on property
  • Build at Stony Point

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