Cramond Kirk Stewardship Campaign

CRAMOND KIRK STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
 
We are very excited to share with you that Cramond Kirk will be holding a Stewardship Campaign this year, which has been agreed with the Kirk Session. A small group has been formed to manage the Campaign. The following five priorities, endorsed by Session for the Campaign, have been identified from the Local Church Review and the priorities are aimed at exploring new ideas for the Church and expanding on existing groups.

The Planning Group are: Adam Cumming (convenor), Russell Barr, Susan How, Caroline Morey, Robert Bruce and each are taking the lead for a priority area as noted below.

The priorities which have been identified are:

1. Elderly care and support: Items that could be developed are: Cramond Residence activities; Almond Mains; Monday (dementia) café; church visiting team; church transport support; a dedicated pastoral assistant; shopping support. Some of this could be done in partnership with other bodies – Russell Barr

2. Children and families: This is the Year of Young People and we should aim at finding ways to work with them including different services and approaches which can be embedded in the life and worship of the whole congregation. This could be linked with 1. Above – Susan How

3. Music: This will include looking at new ways of worship as mentioned above. – Robert Bruce 
 
4. Social Media: Website, Facebook, Twitter – engagement with students, people moving away from area. – Caroline Morey

5. Properties: Maintaining for the present and building for the future. – Adam Cumming

We want to involve everyone in the aims of the campaign and propose to ask them to list 5 single words that capture what Cramond Kirk means to you and how you want it to grow. These questionnaires would be circulated and collected at services over two weeks and used to create a symbolic word tree for the campaign.

It is proposed that a formal launch of the Stewardship Campaign will be undertaken over the summer, followed by a series of events commencing in September. These will take place in the hall, probably after morning service, to encourage stewardship and discussion about priorities and approaches. It is hoped that this will provide the resources for the sustainability of Cramond Kirk, both in the present, as well as in the future, which should be part of our Stewardship of the Church. The members of the group are talking with others within the church to gather their ideas and input. These discussions are expected to identify a list of targets and priorities, which will be clearly outlined during the summer launch.
 
Adam Cumming


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