MISSION ACTION PLAN
(Goals, objectives and completed tasks)
These goals are those on the Mission Community Mission Action Plan.
Encouraging & incorporating Global Majority background congregation members
- 1 on reading rota
- 1 acting as Eucharistic Assistant
- 1 is now school governor
- 1 helping with technology on Sunday morning.
Offering and developing All-Age Services
- a new slot has been put in the church diary to make clear whether each service is All Age, Parade, or Sunday School.
Building up the Sunday School / Children's Work and leaders
- we are looking to organise joint training for Sunday School leaders across the Mission Community.
Supporting people into other roles / ministries in the church
- 3 new people on the readers rota
- 2 new people have learnt to do technology on a Sunday morning
- new crockery has been bought for servers.
- We have 2 new Eucharistic Assistants.
- a request for people to sign up has been made (1 person interested so far)
- 6 people have attended Confirmation Classes from St. Paul's on Zoom. 3 were confirmed.
Seasonal / Weekly discipleship Bible study groups
Visiting Care Homes
- Regular visits from Nick and Megan continue.
- use of IT/youtube to enrich services in care homes.
End of Life Care for the dying
Support for local community groups
- More robust and financially viable hiring policy implemented
- New weekly meeting for Roma Church
- Guides continues.
- HAF holiday club to run four days a week for four weeks over Summer Holiday
Monthly / Weekly Drop in for Community
- Coffee Morning
- Rotas have been set up.
- Decision made to continue.
- Pop In
- Stitch & Share
School Governance & Collective Worship
- 1 new school governor
- 1 new person now conducts school assemblies
- use of IT/youtube to resource assemblies.
Resourcing the church building to serve the community
- The PCC has agreed to move money from the Organ Fund to the Fabric Fund.
- Nick has had a conversation with Early Years about a possible partnership.
- A reorder being considered to allow more community use.
Moving Forward with Eco-Church
- St. Paul's has acheived the Bronze Award.
- Energy Footprint Tool 2022 has been completed.
- St. Paul's has committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 10% each year from the 2022 base.
- Saddleworth Heating contacted about installing TRVs for the Vestry radiators.
- Consider Land; Prayer & Worship; Buildings; Prayer & Teaching, Lifestyle at PCC Meetings.
Welcoming members of the Community
- Pop In, Stitch & Share, Coffee Mornings continue.
- that a church should be a place where the generous, forgiving love of God in Christ is made real in practical ways.
- that a church should be a community that welcomes all people whatever their age, situation, or background.
- that a church should dedicate itself to the worship of Almighty God, using all the richness and variety of resources that God has given us.
- that we are not there yet - but by the grace of God, this is what we hope to become.
- that a church should work, alone and with others, for good in its community, and in the world: for justice, for a better quality of life, for stronger communities.
- that a church is not just a virtual community, but a real, physical community. We hope that this website will enrich our life as a church, and offer you ways to take part in it - or just provide you with resources to help you deepen your faith.