From the Rector: Planning for Our Future
In the February edition of The Dove, I stated that within the next
few months we would be starting two important groups to help plan our
future. I can report that those groups are starting up during the month of
The Planning Committee was approved at the April vestry
meeting. This group will focus on considering our parish’s needs and
various options so that we can continue to grow in our common life and
ministry. The Site Development Committee will continue to monitor and
advise the vestry based on the existing site plan. The Planning Committee
will help us discern what’s next based on our current reality and future
The initial Planning Committee will include leaders from the
vestry (Wardens Judy Foster and Dan Krogh and Building & Grounds
liaison Ralph Davis); Site Development (Carol Franklin and Putnam
Smith); and Building & Grounds (Bert Printz). I will also be involved in
this committee. The whole congregation will be invited to be involved in
various ways. Please let us know if you’re interested in helping. The first
meeting will be May 1st.
Deacon Nadine and vestry liaison for Outreach Cathy Schlecht are
also planning to start a formal Outreach Committee in the next 30 days.
This committee will help coordinate our various existing outreach
ministries and advise the vestry on community needs, ministry
opportunities, and budget priorities. This group will be an important
voice in our parish’s future. Please speak with Nadine or Cathy if you
would like to help in this vital area.
I am excited about this next stage in our parish’s life and ministry.
Let us stay prayerful and be open to what the Spirit will do among us.