by Danny Schweers, Vestry Member When you assemble, let each one have a psalm, a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. — 1 Corinthians 14:26 Our last vestry meeting was one of unending song, teachings, and of many revelations. Did some speak in tongues? If I could READ MORE »
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Click here to see the most recent issue of the Vestry View. VESTRY VIEW OF 4-29-2020 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds READ MORE »
A Way Forward — On April 15, 2020, your SsAM vestry passed a balanced operating budget for calendar year 2020. This revised operating budget is based on recommendations from the COVID-19 Taskforce and the Finance Committee. We estimate our income for 2020 will be 13% less than last year, for a total of $628,013. So READ MORE »
Our vestry meeting on March 25, 2020, was unlike any other vestry meeting I have ever attended because each one of us took lots of time to talk about our own lives and not church business. We sensed that, in this time of pandemic, connecting to each other was fundamental to church business. We talked READ MORE »
In the midst of a rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, vestry members met a week ago using Zoom video-conferencing software from our homes. Most of us used the video capabilities from our home computers, but many simply called in using their telephones. Every vestry member attended, including our newest member, Gary Jolly. One unexpected benefit of READ MORE »
At its productive meeting on February 12, 2020, the SsAM Vestry heard from four guests; went over reports from our rector, music director, and finance and property committees; moved forward on strategic initiatives, formed a nominating committee, planned the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, assigned vestry liaisons to various ministries, and set a June 14 date READ MORE »
VESTRY VIEW, JANUARY 22, 2020: The Vestry’s turn at the Stewardship Rodeo has begun. At their meeting on Wednesday evening, January 15, members of your Vestry gallantly entered their first round of the Line Item Roping, Bucking Endowment Riding, and Budget Bull Riding competitions. It wasn’t pretty. Again and again, we tried to ride but READ MORE »