Central Okanagan United Churches Joint Working Group – Update

Within the representative working group, made up of ministry staff and laity from Westbank United, First United, St. Paul’s United, Rutland United and Winfield United, we have four focus groups: Governance; Administration & Facilities; Community Outreach; and Music and Worship.

Each of these task groups has met to brainstorm and share ideas and possibilities within their specific area. In our meeting on June 29th we returned to the large group to share our thoughts and ideas. The emerging overlaps and shared vision have a remarkable synchronicity that has added excitement and intrigue to our work.

Over the summer we will continue to explore and fine-tune some of these ideas before bringing them to the constituents later in the year, for a deep dive discussion.

Please note that this is a working group only, not a decision-making body. So please know that the input of all the participating congregations will be crucial to the work of the group and to the decision-making process.