Monday, November 28, 2005

what's with the name?

After much agony and brainstorming (more so agony than effective brainstorming) we have decided upon the name QUARRY for this emerging ministry. Although slash and night danga came in close seconds?!?! We wanted to start owning a name other than 20/30 something ministry because it's not about a defined age group, or just a youth group for older people...

QUARRY came about when we kept talking about the desire to be searching... seeking...
Here's the definitions of quarry...

An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
A rich or productive source.

To extract by long, careful searching

Together we want to experience, search, and dig for the richness God offers us.

And we think it could sound cool.
And it's not lame.

what is quarry??

It all began with some conversations surrounding the "uniquness" of our age group (20/30 somethings). There appeared to be a need to develop a ministry that creates a relevant space for people to come together, develop authentic community, share life, and meet with God together for our generation. It came clear that this may need to happen outside of our church walls (Wellington Square United Church). This emerging ministry is more than a group, but not separate from the life-changing ministry of Wellington Square.

So a group of people have begun to meet together. eat together. pray together. sing together. talk together. learn together. Every Monday night we gather in someone's living room and strive to create an 'Acts 2 church' for this generation. Each night looks different, recognizing the various ways we worship and learn.

We are a generation of people seeking after genuine community and a closer relationship with God. We search for intimacy with God and at the same time showing that intimacy with God can be achieved, that it’s for everyone. And we want to invite others to share in the community that this intimacy creates.

QUARRY - Monday nights
Location: various living rooms right now...
Time: 6:30 dinner/ 7:30 church
Contact Rhonda @ the church 905.634.1849 for details
or check the post for regular updates on the week's events.