Ravenshoe United Church consists of an active, caring, worshipping congregation of Christians who continue, with the grace of God, to grow spiritually, and use our various gifts to help each other within our church family, the community, the world now and for future generations.
A New Creed
We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
Our Vision Statement
“To be a reflection of Jesus’ love”
Three workshops for Visioning were held for the Ravenshoe Board on April 24th, May 8th and May 13th.
Members of the congregation were also encouraged to attend these workshops.
The purpose of the Visioning was to establish the core values along with respective goals and a Vision Statement.
During the process of all three workshops, folks had the opportunity to discuss in small groups, as well as the larger group, their hope and dreams for the future of the congregation.
It will be helpful for the Selection Team as they prepare the Ministry and Mission Profile for the search for a new minister.
CORE VALUES AND GOALS ( in alphabetical order, not in order of priority)
FAITH Goals: - develop pastoral care committee
- foster relationships with social community support groups
FELLOWSHIP Goals: - improve communications
- redefine the social activities internally and externally to the community
MUSIC Goals: - establish a working committee to explore expansion of the music program
WELCOMING Goals: - follow up with newcomers/visitors
- training for the congregation in how to welcome
- prepare a welcoming