March 2015 Discernment Committee Update

In March we are working to complete both our Portfolio for the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) website and the Parish Profile for our own website, the two documents that will describe our church to prospective rectors. When both documents are complete, we will be able to move on to the next phase of the search. Our OTM Portfolio is now ready for Vestry review and feedback. Our Parish Profile is well underway. The Profile allows more room for creativity to describe our worship, our activities and fellowship, and photographs to express the spirit of Good Shepherd. To create the Parish Profile, we are receiving help from parishioners outside the Discernment Committee with specific knowledge or expertise, and we have asked the Vestry to write a Mission Statement for Good Shepherd.

Supporting these two documents will be our exciting new website. The Website Committee currently includes Sue Dixon, Len Fedullo, Deb Prieto, Chelsea Richmond,  and Tom Rigg under the leadership of Rich Harrington and Webmaster Maureen Wynkoop. Look for announcements about this in the coming weeks!

Despite the snow and slush on Photo Day, Kelly Lynd captured wonderful images.  You may spot Len Fedullo with his camera quietly taking additional photos during upcoming services, in Sunday School, and behind the scenes. The photos will appear in our Parish Profile and on our website. Thanks to our photographers!

The self-description phase of our transition has taught us patience and collaboration. It is opening our hearts to the possibilities ahead of us. We all value the prayers and patience of the parish and as always welcome questions and input.

Mark Nicolle, Chairman
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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