Minute for Vision – Sunday February 22, 2014
Imagine for a moment, a time in our future, the not so distant future, the future of Orchard Valley United – 5 years down the road perhaps, what do you see, what do you hope for, what of all the possibilities would you dream of? If you could paint me a picture, tell me a story or sing me a song, what might it look like?
That is the work of the Visioning team and we need the people of OVUC to help create Orchard Valley United a dream, a vision statement. The Visioning team is doing the work of organizing and coordinating just how we will do this but we are turning to the people for their input and vision ideas. We need people to risk and dare to dream, believe, hope, try and above all listen closely to their visioning ideas. We couldn’t think of a better time than out of the season of Lent when would we start the work to discern and reflect what our vision is for OVUC. There will be weekly opportunities during Lent involving creative activities and small group discussions in which everyone’s input is valued and needed.
Vision Statement Example
From the compilation of the people’s thoughts and feelings we hope to create our vision statement like this one:
We are a community of faith, made up of people from all walks of life who find in Jesus Christ a way of life as God meant it to be from the very beginning; a way of love, justice, hope and peace.
Town of Mont Royal United Church, PQ
Apple tree symbol of topics to be explored
The Visioning Team is using the symbol of an apple tree to best display our themes- we will be looking at these aspects of our life at OVUC during Lent.
What are our values?
What are our strengths?
What are our needs? Within our
congregation and community?
What are our passions?
What are our dreams?
We invite you to start to reflect, discern, make notes, chat with others and most of all “Dream Big”.