Happy New Year to all our subscribers.
Some of you may be aware that the structure within the Church Office is changing and as of 1st January 2020, the World Mission Council has become part of the Faith Impact Forum, along with Church and Society Council and the Interfaith work of the church. Although our name has changed, at present much of our work continues as it was on 31st December 2019! However over the next few months the changes to the way in which we work will be implemented. We have been given by the General Assembly four headline priorities on which to base our work. These are:
- Resourcing congregations
- Building and sustaining Christian relationships globally and locally
- Advocating Peace and Justice globally and locally
- Advocating societal changes globally and locally
Our newsletter will continue to be called ‘Update’ and will at present still be sent out weekly on a Wednesday. It will continue with a global context but will also share a bit more of the work of the wider Faith Impact Forum in the coming months. We hope you will continue to use the information at a congregational and personal level and to engage with us on issues both global and local.
Please continue to contact Carol Finlay, Twinning & Local Development Secretary or Rebecca McGonigle, Outreach Officer if you are interested in developing your links with the world church in any way. We are also always willing to come and meet with you, speak to any group within the congregation or at a Sunday Service. Feel free to contact us on 01312255722 or firstname.lastname@example.org