His Church Anglican
Vestry Minutes for August 19, 2015
Opened with prayer by Allen at 7:03 p.m.
Attendance: Pastor Allen, Sue Grunkemeyer, Susan George, Fred Johnson, Noreen Panizzoli, Tom Bertino, Russ McDonald, Barbara Middlekauff, David Morphew, Chris Darnell
Congratulations to David Morphew on his recent marriage.
Minutes: Moved by Susan George to accept Vestry minutes for June 17, 2015, as written. Unanimous approval.
Finance: Giving was not good in July – down 32% – lowest giving month we’ve ever had. June giving was even with 2014. July is typically a relatively low month. Income loss nearly $4,000. Down 9% on giving from year to year. Online giving is not being imported to the CCB, yet, and needs to be done. $20 per month charge and small percentage of every donation.
Website needs to be obviously active with new content added weekly/monthly as it serves as a storefront for visitors. Contact information. Need to make online giving available through the website.
Attendance is down. Demographics of the parish hasn’t seemed to have changed. New visitors are being recognized. Several strong contributors have moved away contributing to some loss.
Rector’s Report: His Church Fall Picnic, Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Upcoming Visitor Events
Bishop Ahimana will be here Sept. 10-13. He has on his heart a strategic partnership with his diocese for helping young people (teens, tweens) lead holy lives and strengthening marriages.
Gus Richard is a priest who will be presenting a one-day event on prayer, Sat., September 26 at Trinity.
Josh Bowman, grad student at Catholic University to teach a ten week class this fall on the book of Acts and how it shapes how we look at things politically.
Standing Committee has been crazy busy working to find a new bishop. Pray for discernment as they work through the process and strengthen the networks to have more input and the courage to avoid roadblocks. Allen is asking if anyone would like to be a delegate for a retreat in Akron, OH, regarding the search or if they know of someone who may be interested.
Request that member information, illness, prayer, be included in the bulletin.
Meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.