This has been a very progressive month for the ongoing search!
We received 67 completed surveys with thoughtful comments included. We really appreciate how much every one loves the St. Thomas Church and community.
On Sunday March 10th we also held a 3 and a half hour summit led by Canon Woodley. About 40 people were gracious enough to sacrifice their Sunday afternoon to spend time in guided discussions of where we are today and where we see our selves in the future and (most importantly) how a new rector will be a part of that vision.
The results of the meeting and the survey will be compiled into a parish profile that will be used as part of the candidate search process.
Our next meting will be held on April 2nd at 6:30 pm.
As always please feel free to check in with the search committee with your questions and feedback
The Parish Survey is printed and on the website for all parishioners to complete.
Here are links for the survey:
Download and printable PDF:
or online survey:
Thank you to all who have already completed it. The deadline for completion is Sunday, February 17. There are also paper copies in the back of the church. You can return the paper surveys to the basket on the usher's table or mail them to the church office.
The Vestry is working on the financials for position offering.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 10. We will have one service at 10am, followed by a luncheon and a Parish Summit with Canon Woodley. Discussions will be about our transition and our search for a new rector. The results of the Parish Survey will be compiled before that date.
NOTE: THIS IS "SPRING FORWARD" Sunday due to daylight savings time change.
Mike Duffel will attend the February Vestry Meeting and Pat Reynolds will attend the March Vestry meeting.
Date of next Search Meeting is March 5.
Please help us by completing the parish survey utilizing this online tool or downloading the pdf.
Please download and print this file of the Parish Survey. Please return to church by 2/17/2019
The committee emailed Canon with the latest revisions of the survey draft.
Committee member attended December Vestry meeting and confirmed search budget is $5,000.
Vestry was advised about need for financials for position offering.
Vestry was advised about the survey progress.
Committee Elected to request March 10 for Canon’s Parish Summit.
Mike Duffel volunteered to attend the February Vestry meeting; Gary Norris attended the January meeting last week.
Next meeting February 6th
Next meeting: Wednesday February 6th at 6:30 pm
The Search Committee is steadily progressing in our journey to find a new Rector.
We met with the vestry in November to provide an update on our progress and to get information required for the search. In addition we have worked with Father John Jeffrey on the upcoming neighborhood walks.These walks will be conducted by committee members as a means looking with fresh eyes at our community.
The committee met in December to discuss feedback from Canon on the survey draft as well as feedback from the vestry.
Th survey is one of the major steps in the process. This will be your opportunity to voice your thoughts about the future of St. Thomas. There will be various methods of completing the survey, so keep an eye on the weekly announcements in the bulletin, check your mailboxes and browse your email inboxes. We hope to begin the survey process after the new year.