Wednesday, January 07, 2009

"To Be The Cup Overflowing"

The Vision Statement of the Cal-Pac Conference is "To Be The Cup Overflowing".

The principles of such are that they surround the Wesleyan Way defining the Public and Private Works of Piety and Works of Mercy:

Works of Piety:


-Public Worship

-The Lord's Supper

-Reading scripture

Works of Mercy:

-Feed the hungry

-Clothe the naked

-Heal the sick

-Care for the ailing

-Visit those who cannot attend (prison, infirm)

-Shelter those in need

-Welcome the stranger (means going out to-cf. Martha when Lazarus has died, the Prodigal Father)

The Conference is aiming to do this through:
1. Vision
2. Covenant
3. Navigation

And in the materials we were handed at Conference a few years ago I found a wonderful definition of Vision:

The future, preferred reality, God's yearning, our purpose.

That is beautiful and what we are going to aim for in our discussion of what the Vision for Ojai UMC will be.



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