This month’s PCC meeting was a really varied and productive session. We opened our meeting with some time spent praying and reviewing some passages from the Bible about love, and listening to the Rend Collective song, 'You bled'. If you haven’t listened to this song before, I’d really recommend you sit back and really listen to the words of this song.
Our first agenda item was regarding the School of Worship. Chris Taylor who’s been helping to lead this initiative came along to give us an update on how things are progressing, how the money has been spent, and 2018 plans. This is a longer term investment but we are already seeing fruits from it with some new members joining worship groups, existing groups benefiting from jam sessions, rehearsals and coaching from experts, and also seeing people growing spiritually too. Chris has gone away to draw up more specific plans/budgets for 2018, but we were all really encouraged!
We also spent some time reviewing the outcomes of the new service patterns questionnaire. Thanks to those of you that filled this in. The majority of you would like the new service pattern to remain and there was some encouraging feedback about mingling between services, more attendees for the 9am service and being less time consuming for catering volunteers. The biggest impact from the change has been on the musicians and sound tech guys, and there is some further work we need to do to make things easier for them. There were a number of recommendations made, so we will be spending some further time discussing these and putting together some actions. [Editor's note: if you want to know more, read the summary we're produced.]
Pete Craggs gave us an update on a communications review that has been undertaken by a small working group over the last few months. This looked at all the ways we communicate as a church. He briefly ran through some short term and long term recommendations. These are being put together in a report and will be shared soon.
Finally, Chris Lockwood gave us a buildings update. As a result, we have agreed to:
That’s all for now!
In March 2017, we embarked on a change to our pattern of morning services. We said we would review it after 6 months – which is this September. Please take a few moments to let us know what you think. These will be fed to the PCC as part of our review.
We would like everyone to fill in this questionnaire.
In addition, if you are involved in helping at either morning service (eg welcoming, prayer ministry, children's groups, AV team, refreshments, bands, preaching, leading services, serving communion), please fill in this additional questionnaire.