March 29, 2017
Dear Friends of Unity Center for Spiritual Growth,
Most of you know that we have been exploring the option of creating a Vision-Inspired, Mission-Focused church here at Ada, which included the option of joining together with the Unity of GR (Walker) church. We took the initial training steps in a joint weekend last October, again in early January, and most recently two weeks ago March 4-5. The workshops together with Rev Barry have been very useful and we have enjoyed sharing Sunday services. We have taken the steps necessary to determine whether we are ready to join together as one new organization, and it was determined not to move forward at this time.
Rev Barry has advised us to do our own internal work first and each church is going to work individually on implementing the Mission focused model Rev Barry is teaching. We have learned much from each other and want to continue to support and strengthen the Unity movement in Grand Rapids. We will look for ways to work together where it will strengthen each individual church, and continue to build a lasting friendship between our two congregations.
I and the Board members would be happy to answer questions you might have. Thank you all for your support and participation in this time of exploring options and moving through our transition time together.
-Jeanne Keller, LUT
President, Board of Trustees