Vestry Actions, May 2016

05.16.16 | Vestry Actions | by Pam Goddard

    A summary of actions taken by the Vestry at the May meeting.

    St. Paul's Vestry met at 4 PM on May 12, 2016.


    Treasurer's Report: Frank Robinson

    April income came in below budget, causing operating expenses to be over budget. As a result, we are behind our budget for the four months ended April 30.

    A resolution to authorize certain officers to sign checks for certain bank accounts was voted on and unanimously approved.

    EMC Update: Pam Goddard

    Pam will meet with Lou Gennaro and Frank Robinson to review the current state of the pledges.

    Executive Committee Report: Lou Gennaro

    The vestry workshop will be Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
    Bishop's visit - Bishop and Mrs. Gates will arrive Friday morning, June 17; the Bishop is scheduled to be at a church service on the Cape Sunday morning. A meeting with vestry members will be set for Saturday, June 18, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Rector's Time: John Beach

    Ministry goals and objectives: (via email)
    I have met twice with Whitney Burr to discern my goals and objectives for ministry as part of the goals and objectives for St. Paul's. We have come up with the 5 priorities listed below (in no particular order) which I would like to submit to you for your comments, alterations and/or blessing.
    1) To make St. Paul's more welcoming, and encouraging for children, youth, and their families. This will involve encouraging programs for the young and making our worship more accessible.
    2) To lift up and develop our Inreach ministry. This includes how to be more intentional about our pastoral care to members of the community and the Island
    3) Lift up and develop Outreach Ministry-the support and work being done in relief and development outside our parish. This includes the ministry to those who live in poverty and/or are victims of man made or natural disasters.
    4) Adult Christian education and formation. This will include the encouragement of Bible study, other Christian literature and the intentional study of those spiritual powers which are at work in the social, political, economic forces which shape our world.
    5) Welcoming of Newcomers. We could do a much better job of welcoming the many persons who enter our church.

    John would like to have a conversation about music in our services. Several dates will be arranged to best allow all parishioners who wish to attend to do so.

    Other Business: 

    Martin McKerrow provided an update on the project to install a video player in the narthex to show the new St. Paul's Church video.

    The meeting opened and closed with reflections from Luke Thornewill.