United and Connected
Guelph, Ontario - March 29, 2010 (Rising Spirit) -The United Church in Guelph is leveraging social networking and online conversation to connect in new ways with people of the city. With the launch of the website, www.risingspirit.ca, they are actively pursuing the 21st century ministry.
Heading up the Ministry is Guelph resident Rev. John Lawson, a 25 year veteran of the United Church.
"We know that the one-size-fits-all model of church doesn't work anymore,” Rev. Lawson stated. “Yet, how do people who have spiritual longings for something new connect and find each other? We hope this online network will help them connect and find new spiritual expressions and find a spiritual home."
The website lays out a vision of church gatherings in small groups with outdoors walks, conversations in pubs and cafés as well as online.
"The goal is having people gather out where people live their lives and make spiritual connections and have lives transformed by God", Rev. Lawson concluded.
You can check them out online at www.risingspirit.ca or call 519-836-0682
Contact: Rev. John Lawson, lead minister
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