At our AGM on Sunday the 24 November we will be voting for two people to represent us at [Generate Presbytery](https://generate.ucasa.org.au/) meetings for the next 3 years (until Dec 2023). A Presbytery is one of the inter-related councils of the church within the Uniting Church in SA who oversee the broader missional and pastoral care goals of the that Presbytery.
What is Generate Presbytery?
Generate oversees 115 congregations who have chosen to join it across the state as well as ministry agents in Chaplaincy and other roles. This includes the largest Uniting Churches in SA and some of the smallest. They have remote congregations and faith communities and congregations in urban cultural hubs, traditional and contemporary worship styles and everything in between, all working together to see every congregation strengthened in their mission to their community. Generate holds to an evangelical orthodox understanding of Scripture and the Basis of Union.
The four key goals of Generate Presbytery are:
- Seeing people come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ
- Growing passionate disciples
- Raising courageous leaders for the future of the church
- Seeing churches planted and renewed
For more information check out the [Generate website](https://generate.ucasa.org.au/).
What is the responsibility of the Generate Presbytery Rep?
- The Presbytery Reps have the responsibility of representing Coro at Presbytery meetings (Probably up to 3 per year).
- Read papers emailed to you prior to the meeting and vote on various proposals at the meetings.
- Communicate back to the church and or/council relevant matters of the Presbytery.
Contact [Simon](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) is you have more questions.
- Please pray and consider who you would like to nominate.
- Approach them and ask their permission to be nominated.
- Fill out the form and both sign it. Hard copies available at the Welcome desk, or see the accompanying PDF.
- Return nomination to the office by Thursday 21 November
- Voting will be by secret ballot at the end of the AGM on November 24. Elected nominees will be notified that day, and the congregation notified via e-news and at church the following Sunday.
Our 2020 vision was launched on Sunday 22 September.
We believe God has given us a clear direction for 2020 and beyond with a focus on training and equipping people at Coro for gospel ministry among their families, friends and work places.
Please watch [Simon's video](https://youtu.be/IGKY1bnEfys) and prayerfully consider your own response to this vision, particularly in the areas of financial giving and serving.
To help with this we have created some response forms (available both as online surveys and in printed form), and we would ask that you complete and return these by Sunday 13 October to enable us to plan ahead effectively.
For more information about Building a Discipling Culture, check out [bdc.org.au](https://www.bdc.org.au/).
See the [Our 2020 Vision](https://www.corouniting.org/d/De9Yrebe94X2odql7hD7ptywX) document.
This year we have made both the giving and serving forms available as online surveys which you can access on any device using the links below.
Printed copies are also available at church or you can download them as PDFs to print off and complete yourself [here](https://www.corouniting.org/d/OlAekwfkux1IfzsInLn68yabF) and [here](https://www.corouniting.org/d/NMrab7s1l18AyyqtfmWdhehM1).
[Financial Giving to CoroUniting (online survey)](https://surveyhero.com/c/2cd25ab7)
[Serving and Being Church at CoroUniting (online survey)](https://surveyhero.com/c/041bc15b)
Message from Simon
In my [video message](https://youtu.be/IGKY1bnEfys), I encourage you to listen to my recent message on our vision, 2020 Vision preached on 22 Sep (linked [here](https://www.corouniting.org/messages/2020-vision)) as well as Cat's message on generosity, Taking hold of the life that is truly life preached on 15 Sep (linked [here](https://www.corouniting.org/messages/taking-hold-of-the-life-that-is-truly-life)).
We have a sense God is doing a new thing at Coro and we are praying that God will provide the resources to joyfully pursue this vision. Our prayer is that your gift of service and finances may be as bold and full of hope as our vision.
The best is yet to come.
Worship songs on Spotify!
The playlist of current songs that worship leaders are using for Sunday mornings is available to listen to [here](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6lo0wvWHOCWVosqeVZRqid?si=WYUn4-jzR5WpYDp6eCcoQQ)!
Nigel Litchfield is our current worship coordinator. [Email Nigel](mailto:email@example.com) if you'd like to chat about any ideas or thoughts related to Sunday morning worship at Coro.
To view the videos & bios of nominated elders on the APP, go to the Resources menu and see the Elders Nominations page**.
To view the videos & bios of nominated elders on the WEBSITE, go to the [Resource page](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/elders-nominations)**
** Make sure you're logged into the website/app to access these pages.
FINALLY, If you're having trouble [send Nicole an email](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for further help.
Please pray that God guide's these individuals and the congregation in the process of electing those called to shepherd His flock at Coro in the coming season.
Head to our [Resource page](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/enews-weekly-and-newsletter-monthly) to see the latest newssheet/newsletter and eNews to keep up to date with what's happening at CoroUniting.
You need to be logged in to see these items as they contain information relevant to folk within the church.
To sign up, see instructions [here](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/website-and-app-sign-up-and-membership).
Have you noticed the delicious smell of coffee wafting through the foyer when you arrive on Sunday morning's?
Our new coffee machine is fired up and ready to serve cafe quality coffees from 9.30am each Sunday, and all are welcome to participate in gathering together before moving into the service at 10am, as well as the time of fellowship afterwards.
David Thompson will be training up baristas soon. Contact him on 0412 525 412 if you'd love to help serve the church community in this way.
As we move into a new year, we re-focus our vision as a church community on Jesus Christ alone.
Stay tuned for how this vision will shape life for us as individuals and a community into 2019.
Following the recent launch of our new website and app, ongoing improvements and additions have been made in recent months. We're excited to see it's capabilities being used and look forward to the opportunities that this new digital platform provides.
In order to make the most of the app and the new website (and, if you call CoroUniting your home church, to be able to access information that was previously password-protected, eg. newsletters, minutes etc) you will need to [download the app and create an account](https://corouniting.org.vinteract.com.au/d/TJ27u7R50gzZrRkklw94B590n), or [create an account via the website](https://corouniting.org.vinteract.com.au/d/3UrQ48QqD7mISVbHHc0TF26gP) (please note that creating an account on either platform will automatically give you an account for both, however the app requires downloading to have an app account).
The app and website are an integral part of the way we communicate, with the ability to RSVP to events, lodge prayer requests, listen to Sunday messages, receive targeted notifications according to the specific ministries with which you choose to connect and so much more.
Download the app today!