August 8th Vestry Minutes

Notes from the August meeting

Your Vestry held its regular monthly meeting via Zoom on Sunday, August 8, at 11:30 a.m. Here are some of the highlights of the meeting:

Confirmed the appointment of Jenniffer Harrington and Len Clark to fill vacancies on the Vestry. Jenn and Len will serve until the next Annual Meeting in January 2022.

Approved proposals for (1) the resumption of “in-person” Sunday School to begin on Homecoming Sunday-September 12; (2) a plan for the 2021 Confirmation Ministry program; and (3) the Annual Fall Pledge Campaign.

The Treasurer reported a balance in all accounts (as of 7/31) of $328,590.70. This includes $43,334.61 in the Good Shepherd endowment.

–Father Dave announced that the WE HAVE THESE TREASURES capital campaign has already received (in gifts and pledges) more than $44K. The campaign will officially launch on Sunday, September 5.

Appointed a Committee to plan the events for Homecoming (on Sunday, September 12). The committee includes Diane Wall; Cheryl Burness; Lori Bathurst; Deb Prieto; and Senior Warden Beth Portocalis.

Voted to rename the next Holly Fair (we hope, in December 2021) in memory of Lee Braidwood. The next Holly Fair will be the HOL-LEE FAIR.

–Jeff Bathurst submitted a progress report on the Discernment Committee (the committee is making “great progress,” and continues to meet weekly during the summer. Jeff reported that he is expecting to begin receiving names of interested clerics sometime after August 15.)

–Jeff also reported that the Audio Visual Upgrade is now fully operational and has been functioning very well. We are currently averaging 25-30 parishioners worshipping virtually each Sunday using the church’s YouTube channel.

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, at 11:30 a.m. Thank you for your continued support of Good Shepherd.

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