Here are a few dates to prepare for and some news regarding our mission in Rwanda:
Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Everyone is warmly invited to our Quarterly Congregational Meeting immediately following worship this Sunday, September 23rd. These brief sessions have proven helpful in keeping the congregation abreast of the questions being faced by our Leadership Council, the decisions being made, and the plans for action (especially concerning communication with and involvement of the community). At the upcoming meeting we hope to address three things:
First, the updated policy regarding Child Safety (provisional pending diocesan approval) will be presented. (The complete policy can be found on the CtR website under “Ministries” then “Children’s Ministry”).
Second, David+ Watts will report on his ‘entry’ into CtR and give a sense of where his ministry will be heading over the coming months;
Third, some key questions that the Council believes the entire CtR community must face this Fall, as we seek to live into the renewed vision God has given us.
As you can see, these are important issues for our church. Please set aside the time and plan to join in on the conversation.
Bishop’s Visit to CtR
Bishop Quigg Lawrence will be with us the weekend of October 5-7. On Sunday, October 7th he will officiate as we celebrate baptisms and a confirmation. A special reception will be held following worship that day. Please pray for his visit with us, as he meets with the Leadership Council and our staff team during the weekend, as we seek to act on the Spirit’s direction.
The Missions Committee has approved (and disbursed) $4,000 to Rwanda in support of the work of the church in that country:
$2,000 was sent to enable building projects so that several church buildings in Kigali (which had been deemed too unsafe to use) may be reopened and used for worship and ministry.
An additional $2,000 was sent for the second phase of our Agricultural Development Project in Mbyo. The hope is that this project will become a model to be used by deanery and diocese countrywide in the future.