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Building Continuing Community [among Continuing churches]
The Continuing Anglican Churchman ^ | 6/05/2005 | St. James the Average

Posted on 06/06/2005 5:38:13 PM PDT by sionnsar

One of the things we do in my area of the country to build community between the APA and REC parishes (as well as other continuing groups) is have joint Choral Evensongs once a quarter. We alternate parishes and preachers, and always have a reception afterwards so there is plenty of time to meet and greet, and have fellowship. It has been very successful thus far. We've been doing it for about a year.

And one of the neat things is that there is always some "new" priest or bishop coming from a weird jurisdiction you've never heard of.... some bishop with no flock, no building, no nothing. One time they'll be there, and then they just never show up again! It's sort of like sighting the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot....

The only thing I would complain about is that sometimes lay participation is a bit lower than what it should be. But I guess that's because people do not always feel like driving very far for a special service. Usually, however, it is pretty good. There's always more people to talk to than time available.

Anyway, I highly recommend this as a way to build unity and grassroots cooperation among continuing churches in your own area. It is a simple way to work towards a more organic unity.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
[Posted for discussion by FReepers in Continuing churches. REC & APA get-togethers make sense because they are merging, but with other Continuing groups... (I keep hoping for the day I can visit that APA parish up north in Anacortes/Mount Vernon and meet the FReepers there.)

Feel free to leave comments at the originating site. --sionnsar]

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