Vestry Notes, Vestry Meeting April 21, 2015

A very holy Holy Week: Fr. Lee reported that it was a very emotionally moving Holy Week for him as well as many others as evidenced by the numerous comments both in person and via emails that he received.  He so appreciates feedback so if you like something, say something!

Put your presence where your money is:  Fr. Lee noted that we need to move away from a congregation who just writes a check (although financial support is always welcome) and toward one who gets physically involved in church efforts.  He specifically mentioned the upcoming Relay For Life.  We need to keep the momentum going for this event.  Get some friends together and sign up!  Not only is it a good cause, but you will be helping to get the word out about our St. Anne's community of faith. 

We need to hear you: Thoughtfully consider what you see in the future for St. Anne's.  Upgraded social hall?  Outdoor picnic area?  Ministry for single people?  The sky and your imagination are the limit.  Report your ideas to any vestry member. 

Housing for the elderly project: There will be a June 29th meeting at 6pm Mission First Meeting with Fr. Lee, Mike Low, and Cathy Conroy to receive the estimated proforma. Bob Harris has been selected as St. Anne’s legal representative as required by the Diocese.    

The sky is no longer falling: The roof repair is almost fixed.  There is a small leak which  is scheduled to be repaired.

St. Anne's social hall will have a tenant for the Summer: The Children’s Center, which normally rents space from an area elementary school, has contracted to use the social hall from June 8-August 29, 2015 for their program for middle schoolers.  They will make other plans for the week of St. Anne's VBS and will be flexible for any other events that might take place during that time frame. This rental will not impact other activities that occur in the social hall.

The more the merrier: Fr. Lee said that Vikki Clayton, chaplain in residence for Frederick  Memorial Hospital has asked to be affiliated with St. Anne’s in a ministerial capacity.  She will be co-celebrant of the April 26th services with Fr. Lee.  He will also be evaluating her preaching style.  She will possibly be covering for Fr. Lee while he is on vacation from June 23-July 2.  This depends on if Fr. Lee and the congregation likes her  and also on her schedule with Frederick Memorial  Hospital.

"Fore" your information:  St. Anne's Golf Tournament is Monday, July 13th so, while there is enough time to learn how to play golf, there is not much time to sign up sponsors, get foursomes together, and help get auction items, prizes, and goodie bag items.  Please let Christina More thevife@yahoo.com know if you have a prize for women's closest to the pin contest, women's longest drive contest, men's closest to the pin contest, and men's longest drive contest.  Prizes in the past have included: sunglasses, spa certificate, restaurant certificate, toiletry gift basket, golf accessories gift basket, and golf bag.