Celebrate the Lord's Supper with other CUIC congregations in your area, at least on special occasions.
Undertake mission projects with CUIC partners on a regular basis, especially projects aimed at overcoming racism.
Invite a member of a neighbouring CUIC congregation to serve on a board or committee of your church.
Three CUIC task forces were established to pursue the work against racism, to bring CUIC into the lives of the churches locally and regionally, and to enable reflection on issues of ministry.
The Task Force on Local and Regional Ecumenism seeks to bring the agreements already confirmed by CUIC to full expression in the daily lives of the churches.
org and from contacts with the CUIC office about available resources.
A parallel and related bilateral between the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) is also meeting periodically to resolve differing views of how the historic episcopate may be expressed in either a personal and/or corporate manner, while fulfilling the desire of CUIC to embody this sign in a way that invites in the future the broadest possible recognition of its ordained ministries by the larger church.
It remains the goal of CUIC to place a final text of "Mutual Recognition and Mutual Reconciliation of Ministries" before the member and partner churches in 2007.
In order to make it possible for churches to become new members between Plenaries, the bylaws of CUIC will be amended in March, 2006 to allow the Coordinating Council, by a unanimous vote of the current members, to admit an applicant church to membership.
These are the enduring power of racial injustice, and the enigmatic nuances of what the CUIC member communions intend by a shared, but diverse, embodiment of the sign of the historic episcopate.
Editor's note: Following Bertrice Wood's departure as CUIC Director, Thomas Dipko served as CUIC Interim Director, and in that capacity has written this account for the Church Union Survey.
24) See the CUIC Brochure, available on-line at www.
As noted above, the most ambitious of these is the developing CUIC.
However, the nine member-churches of CUIC and the other churches noted in the previous paragraph each had their own sine qua non, which it brought to the table as an essential element necessary for full communion, though some of them were not articulated.