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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Upkeep of the church and grounds
|Ensure that invitation is extended to anyone to assist
|Kirk Session to organise
|To seek to increase the attendance at Guild and Work Party
|Local publicity – web site – personal recommendation
|Current members and all church members
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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
|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
|To work with Crimond in respect of the future of both churches
|To explore options open to both churches
|Joint Kirk Session
|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
*** Joint objective with Crimond