CaW group (Community and Welcoming) is passionate about creating opportunities for “community building” and extending a welcome to newcomers. Their goals are to promote hospitality and community within the church family and to encourage everyone to welcome newcomers to the congregation.
A KUC Photo Directory was produced to help us get to know each other – to help us put names and faces together. In the pages titled “Faces of KUC” there about 345 faces of KUC folk (and family). There is also a page of staff photos, including a group photo of the KUC Preschool & Out of School Care staff. Patric McColl is updating the KUC Photo Directory by creating a supplement page so it includes new people and those missed originally. It will be ready early in 2013.
CaW continues to organize “Greeters” for Sunday morning services for both entrance doors and to welcome new faces as well as regular attendees.
Name tags are kept up to date by Merissa Trigg. We hope everyone remembers to wear theirs on Sundays as it is so helpful for new folk and also for those of us who cannot remember names easily.
The “Keeping In Touch” group was started with 18 dedicated KUC people phoning about 16 other folk every month so that everyone connected to Kamloops United church receives a friendly phone call once a month. The phoners will not be asking for money or volunteers but will have a chat and help build the church community.
The goals of “CaW”, (promoting hospitality and community within the church family, and encouraging everyone to welcome newcomers) interlock with the congregation’s Ministry Plan of “Growing the Congregation” by focussing on being a welcoming congregation.