Vestry Actions, November 2017

11.09.17 | Vestry Actions | by Pam Goddard

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

    St. Paul's Vestry met at 4 PM on Thursday, November 9.


    BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: Luke Thornewill
    Sexton: We have a new sexton who is ready to take on small tasks around the property.
    Tower: Brian Pfeiffer is unable to go up in the tower, but plans are proceeding. Please keep Brian and the tower work in your prayers.
    Cottage: The cottage has been vacated and is in better shape than ever. There are no immediate plans for proceeding.


    EMC: Pam Goddard
    Incoming pledges are comparable to the previous two years at this time.
    We will continue to have a prayer and testimonial time at the Sunday services. Cece Fowler, Curtis Barnes, Lou Gennaro, and Stacey Stuart will provide testimonials.


    TREASURER'S REPORT: Frank Robinson
    The inaugural Laundry Love event will be November 15.
    New Life Ministries has worked out a calendar of use for the church and Gardner Hall

    October results: Ordinary income for October was $29,419 vs. the budget of $34,500. Ordinary expenses for October were $42,938, $2,363 under budget, resulting in a negative NOI of $13,369 vs. the budget negative NOI of $10,800. If the October budget were adjusted to exclude $6,000 in net income from the Ships Inn Dinner that was received and reported in September’s NOI, the budgeted NOI would have been $16,800.

    Line of Credit: Cape Cod 5 Savings Bank has renewed StP’s $200,000 line of credit, effective November 12, for another 12 months. CC5 provides the line without charge.


    WARDENS' REPORT: Stacey Stuart & Lou Gennaro
    Nominating Committee: The 11 members of the committee will meet Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 -6:30.
    Discernment Process: Cynthia Hubbard recommended that the next session be opened up to anyone in the parish who would like to attend; November 18, 10:30 - 12:30. This will be followed by a debriefing with Lou and Stacey.
    Fundraising: We need to continue the tradition of the Fair. Marshall Keys will draft a letter to the parish about the importance of the Fair and start a conversation about how the Fair might be structured going forward. Lou will also schedule another brainstorming session for new ideas.
    Music Director: Primary focus of the committee is defining what we want in a new music director and moving forward with the search, not deciding what to do in the interim.


    RECTOR'S TIME: John Beach
    Four of our middle school youth will attend the diocesan retreat next weekend, a first for St. Paul's.


    Curtis Barnes informed the Vestry that each week there are photos of events included in the email blast.
    A reminder that the Christmas Market is coming up. Please consider helping and/or donating.


    The meeting opened and closed with reflections by Stacey Stuart.