Sunday Ministries December
November 1, 2019

Vestry Meeting Highlights

Fall working retreat (October 12, 2019)

  • Received Emergency Preparedness Plan (three years in development by committee composed of Allison Fisher, Mike Foster and Ruth Hancock) and committee recommendations
  • Reviewed means of information delivery found effective (in general), then applied to a review of parish communication vehicles currently in use, their impact on staff time, and effectiveness as perceived through comments/reviews of parishioners (and staff); recommendation presented to transition to all-digital communication tools, with exception of Sunday bulletins & announcement sheet, effective January 1, 2020
  • Entered conversation with consultant from Episcopal Church Foundation via teleconference pursuant addressing next list of capital needs
  • Brainstormed list of potential vestry nominees for vestry class of 2023
  • Jeff reviewed encouraging parish activities in the community that demonstrate a commitment to positivity in these trying times:
    • Community work on racial justice and diversity/inclusion
    • Sacred Ground study on institutional racism and justice
    • Community work concerning immigration reform and assistance


Meeting of October 21, 2019

  • Approved the following policies for the growing policy manual: credit card, purchasing, insurance and investment
  • Heard report from Executive Committee on work to draw together a steering committee to guide discernment for process to address next list of capital needs (roof replacement, organ replacement, kitchen update and possible expansion)
  • Began to address action items noted by Emergency Preparedness Plan committee
  • Heard report from George Winters re: planned conversion of parish publications to all-digital format (see article elsewhere in Tidings)
  • Heard report from Fr. Jeff on planned posting of “Children & Youth Minister” position