3-Church Initiative Updates
How is God calling us?
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church is imagining how we could more fully live out God’s call in a new way – in partnership with other congregations who share our values and sense of mission. Since November 2017, this church has been imagining with Living Table United Church of Christ. Recently, Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community has joined the conversation.
The three congregations continue to discuss the logistics of shared space, the ways we might learn and grow together, and the positive impact such a spirit-filled partnership could have in our community. After recommendations are finalized, we’ll have more opportunities to discuss and pray together – prior to final votes at each church.
July 2020 Update:
LNL’s three-church team has been making steady progress, working closely with their counterparts from Living Table United Church of Christ and Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community:
Proposed building layouts were created that accommodate the needs of each congregation.
Several team members are working to gather rough cost estimates for building changes.
A revised three-church agreement that reflects individual and shared accountabilities is nearly finalized.
All those pieces will come together in a proposal to be shared with and voted on by each congregation. Prior to voting, there will be opportunities for discussion and questions within each congregation.
The team is working on a revised timeline and FAQ that will be shared in a future eNews and on our website.