The Vestry met on March 16, with special guest, parishioner Wilson Coudon representing the Green Team in attendance.
The Green Team, a ministry of SMA, proposed a landscaping project for our wharf, which is utilized by Bay Venture Outfitters kayak rentals. The Green Team plan requires no funding from the church and includes clearing of brush, invasive plants, trash and undergrowth removal. This project’s intent is to make the area more attractive and environmentally friendly with native plants and one hard wood tree.
Father John’s report stated that our Sunday in-person attendance is now stable. We continue to hope that those who left due to the pandemic have not forgotten us and will return. The Wednesday service remains a good alternative for those who wish to attend a small, intimate service. Our Ash Wednesday services were well attended and Fr. John and members of our pastoral care team visited local care facilities to administer ashes and home communion.
Our Senior Warden, Michael Pugh briefed the Vestry on their upcoming retreat, the afternoon of April 3. During the retreat, members will look at growth initiatives, fellowship, capital planning, fundraising, Parish Hall usage, vestry development and responsibilities.
Junior Warden George Balog reported that a sump pump for the church basement, needed due to water levels during heavy rainfall, should be installed within the next few weeks.
Barb England presented the Treasurer Report. Vestry liaison reports included reports from Outreach, Mission, Coffee House and Garden Market.
Approval given to Wendy Gilbert to order and sell a new round of St. Mary Anne t-shirts to parishioners.
Fr. John offered a briefing on the Diocesan Convention. The minutes from this meeting will be available to all who wish to read them in the Parish office. Vestry minutes from previous meetings are available now.
Sunday 8:00AM: Rite II Service with Holy Eucharist
Sunday 10:00AM: Rite II Service with Holy Eucharist