Every Episcopal parish has a Vestry, which is an elected leadership board. Members of the parish may be elected to three year terms, and meet monthly to discuss the direction of the parish and its programs, the allocation of budget, and the stewardship of the resources entrusted to the parish by generations of faithful members.
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July 18, 2018 - Vestry Meeting Summary
Your vestry met for another long and fruitful meeting on Thursday last. We will be happy to have you have coffee with us next week to discuss any of these items or others that are of concern to you. Or if you see oe of us, please feel free to talk to us. Your vestry wants to hear from you . . . REALLY!
There was much discussion about the good work the new financial committee is doing, and there were items we voted on as a result of their work. One of particular interest is that Trinity will be forming a memorial committee to set up best practices around the church memorial fund. The goal is to keep memorial funds, not designated otherwise, from being absorbed into general operating funds. For now, memorial money will be set aside in a separate account and tracked separately. You will be hearing more about this work soon.
Unfortunately, there was a rather bad leak in the parish hall. Servicemaster has been in with their fans and wet vacs, but there will be much plasterwork to be repaired. The building and grounds committee is working with the contractors and insurance company to ensure that necessary repairs are done timely and reasonably. We’ll have more on this as information is available.
General convention is over, and Father Chris will be sending out information about decisions made and the good work in which the Episcopal Church in America is involved. Thanks to our Delegate Deacon Sandy Muinde for representing us at General Convention.
Items to keep on your calendar include
Dawn M. Arnold, Scribe for Trinity Episcopal Church
At its April 2017 meeting, the Vestry sifted through data collected at parish events over the past few years. It identified 6 Core Values. Here is a reflection on these values