Annual Parish Meeting
On Sunday morning, January 29th, we will celebrate our Annual Parish Meeting.
Established by the Canons and Constitutions of the Episcopal Church, the Annual Parish Meeting is always an important day in the life of any congregation. We use this time together as an opportunity to reflect on the year past, and to ponder the year just beginning. It is, in part, a business meeting, during which we address certain temporal issues and topics, such as the election of new members of the Vestry and the adoption of the annual parish budget. But even more importantly, it is also a time when we ponder matters spiritual, for it affords us the chance to discuss the ways in which we are fulfilling, or hope to fulfill, God's call to us in our ministry, fellowship, worship, and outreach. The Wardens will report on their perceptions of the health and life of the Church, and other parish leaders will provide a variety of perspectives about our various ministries and programs. In short, at the Annual Parish Meeting, we reflect on the directions in which God is nudging us, and, in general, hear and retell together part of the story of Church of the Holy Comforter.
Worth noting in advance is the fact that, due to some unique circumstances, we will be electing five new members to the governing body, as well as a new Junior Warden. Information on the nominees will be distributed as soon as the full slate is set.
The Annual Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room following a slightly abbreviated 9:00 Eucharist. I encourage you to make every effort to participate in order that our deliberations and reflections might include as much of the wider congregation as possible.