Current Plan

The following 2 year Action Plan is in place;  it was approved by the Kirk Session and distributed to all members.

Lonmay Action Plan 2014/16

What? How? By whom? When?
To invite members to participate in a rota for reading the Bible passage each Sunday To intimate and provide list for members to indicate their willingness to participate Tim 30.9.14
To explore introducing some of the newer songs into the current service To have one newer song per service, whilst ensuring that the remaining four are well-known and loved older hymns Tim and Elma 31.10.14
To explore the possibility of introducing  a CD recording for some songs and additional musical instruments in aiding our worship. To use a CD for one song at a service and also to ascertain what skills currently are available, and to explore ways of increasing the use of additional instruments. Tim, Jim and any other members with contacts 31.10.14 (for CD)31.12.15 (for instruments)
To explore the possibility of holding the morning service once a month at The Kirkie at 11.30 a.m. for a six month period To follow on from Sunday School and holding a family service (45 minutes max.) in The Kirkie on the last Sunday of the month, with a view of attracting children and parents to attend church on a more regular basis. Kirk Session and Tim 30.9.14 (To commence last Sunday in October)
To increase the attendance at Messy Church Publicity – local noticeboards – word of mouth etc. Tim and Current parents 31.12.14
To enable housebound and sick members to have ‘Home Communion’ To establish the names of those members wishing to receive ‘Home Communion’, and then provide this service. Kirk Session and Interim Moderator 31.12.14
To ensure that all wishing to attend who have transport problems are able to come along Ascertain if there is a need and if so, explore appropriate methods of achieving goal All 31.12.14
Upkeep of the church and grounds Ensure that invitation is extended to anyone to assist Kirk Session to organise 31-12-15
To seek to increase the attendance at Guild and Work Party Local publicity – web site – personal recommendation Current members and all church members 30.5.15
To explore the use of IT social media for people to share news Decide if the principle is correct and if so, the appropriate safeguards etc. for the chosen source Kirk Session 30.4.15
Ensure that the new website is kept up-to-date and used Encourage everyone to visit the website on a regular basis Kirk Session and all involved in the church 30.9.14
To explore alternative ways of managing the offering to avoid Elders having to miss a large part of the service. To discuss how this can be achieved and implementing the outcome. Kirk Session 30.9.14
To involve the young adults in the Christmas Fayre To invite them to join the Fayre Committee and listen, and where possible, to implement any of their ideas for the event.  The Christmas Fayre Committee 31.10.14
To explore the possibility of holding a Boys Brigade ‘end of session’ service which would include some prize-giving To discuss with the Boys Brigade Captain and helpers Tim, Captain and helpers 31.4.15
To explore the commencement of a fortnightly house group To meet in someone’s home fortnightly, commencing with coffee/tea etc. and then an hour working through a Bible series handbook Tim and interested persons To commence in September 2014
Explore the introduction of a book club Have a book spot on the website, and/or have a monthly club where members share a book recently read All interested persons 31.12.15
To use the latest census data to decide if there are any further activities the church should be involved in. To explore, either as a church, or with other local organisations, a response to the findings. Set up a small working party to explore options and report back to Kirk Session 30.6.15
To work with Crimond in respect of the future of both churches To explore options open to both churches Joint Kirk Session 31.12.14***
To explore ways of encouraging greater liaison with Crimond – for example a fun activity or like the current cookery group To discuss with Crimond ideas Joint Kirk Session 31.12.14***

*** Joint objective with Crimond