Congregational Development Award 2018
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, undertook a transformative restructuring of our congregation and its place in our community. This concept named, Together and Growing, (TAG), began its work in 2012 as part of the Mission in a Changing World Program sponsored by the Presbytery of The Twin Cities Area. The four strategic objectives that were the focus for BPC and TAG were:
1.To energize Sunday morning worship & Education
2.To share our faith by using fine arts opportunities that intersect with our community.
3.To share an enriching ministry with seniors (new retirees) in our community.
4.To stay committed to children
Once a month, art events held at BPC, will be developed for people both within our congregation and community. These events will have local instructors teach/demonstrate various activities that will be opened to the public and will be focused on connecting our church to our community, including a strong partnership with the Buffalo Art Guild.
We designed an opportunity this Spring, 2018, to engage further with newly retired and elderly through fine arts. In May 2018, an application was sent to the Committee on Congregational Vitality, specifically requesting funds in the area of Congregational Development.
In August, 2018. BPC was awarded a Congregational Development Grant. This grant, Ministry through the Arts will allow us to engage further with newly retired and retired people through fine arts events.