The Atonement Our Savior’s Joint Council decided at their November meeting to form a committee to begin the process of merging the two congregations into one. Because the FaithWorks partnership has for the time being tabled any movement that would merge all of the FaithWorks congregations, it was felt that the time was right to begin the process of forming a new congregation.
Atonement and Our Savior’s have reached the point where their formal separation serves little purpose. Someone expressed in the meeting that a merger will give the two congregations an opportunity to envision a new congregation and mission.
The process will take some time and will involve a variety of steps, including the adoption of a new constitution, seeking congregational input, and each congregation voting to merge. Because the process will be lengthy, it is hoped that the Our Savior’s building will sell prior to merger, and that other issues which may cause complication will have had time to resolve.