January 2015 Discernment (“Search”) Committee Update

Our January meetings brought us close to completing work on our Portfolio for the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) website. Informed by parish responses to each of the 4 Conversation Questions that Canon Alvarez presented at the November Parish meetings as well as earlier responses contributed by Vestry members and parishioners, we divided into small workgroups to draft answers to the twelve questions in the OTM Portfolio. The full committee has reviewed each of the answers drafted by our small workgroups. Utilizing this feedback the answers are being revised and prepared to submit to the Vestry for review. We also gathered additional data required for the Portfolio, such as financial information, Sunday school registration, average Saturday and Sunday attendance, etc. The OTM Portfolio will represent our church to priests who are registered with the OTM and are in search of a parish.

We implemented a full Communication Plan to keep the parish updated. The plan includes updates in the Crook bimonthly, parish emails monthly, service leaflet inserts every two weeks, periodic announcements during services, and a page on our website with all of the updates in an ongoing format.

Please come to any of us with ideas, questions, and input … and please keep our mission in your prayers!

Mark Nicolle, Chairman
The Discernment Committee:
Roger Baker, Darrin Buono, Aimee Burgin, Pat Braidwood, Len Clark, Becky Goff, Stuart Lynd, Elizabeth Nelson, Deb Prieto, Chelsea Richmond, Tom Rigg, Chris Southwick, Jeff Snodgrass, Wayne Szalma, Diane Wall, Jim Wynkoop

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