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Reimagining Task Force opens the conversation

Reimagining Task Force opens the conversation

The Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) is asking for help.

TREC has created a website to invite feedback about the structures, governance, and administration of the Church.

It is using Twitter and Facebook as well. Yesterday they posted on the two social media sites:

It’s time to get the conversation going! We’ll throw out topics & questions in hopes that you’ll throw out thoughts and ideas!

Go to the provided TREC Twitter (use #reimaginetec ) and TREC Facebook sites to share your ideas!


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Paul Woodrum

I recently heard about a visiting priest who, after giving a meditation on how to be a welcoming church, led attendees on a tour of their church. One after another she pointed out all the things that had to go: patronal banners, torches by the baptismal font, and pictures of parish activities on the bulletin board; memorial plaques on the pews; and those solemn pictures of former vicars and rectors in the hall to the sacristy.

Why put people off by clinging to the past and remembering those who have gone before when a big banner saying “Welcome” is what is needed to refill the pews and balance the budget? From the above summons to change,I fear this self-selected sort will dominate this task force.

Whoever the taskers are, from traditionalists to radicals, I pray they will approach their task, not with disregard nor contempt for the past, but with humility, gentle force, sensitivity to continuity and lots and lots of fear and trembling.

Eric Bonetti

What a wonderful idea! I just hope we won’t have too much of the whole, “But that’s not us,” sort of pushback. That sort of logical fallacy gets us in trouble every time.

Eric Bonetti

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