Recent Vestry Notes


Vestry Notes

Vestry Notes (week of 7/14/24)

Greetings Dear Redeemerites,

I am going to suggest that we spend some more time considering the words of Bishop Steven Charleston offered to us by Colleen last week as our time of transition and discernment, and uncertainty, continues because these words really spoke to me.

You are not alone. Please spiritually tattoo that somewhere you will always be able to see it. No matter what the situation, no matter how seemingly final or irreparable, no matter how difficult or personal: you are never alone in dealing with it. Love is there. Healing is there. Hope is there. Mercy is there. In other words, Spirit is there. Right by your side.

There will be moments when one or all of us will need to be reminded of these words, so let’s do that for one another.

Updates and housekeeping items from the vestry:

1. The Vestry has interviewed a candidate for the position of part-time priest and we are continuing a dialogue with this person to help us determine whether they will be a good fit to guide us through our transition. The vestry does not take this responsibility lightly and we will share more as soon as we are able to do so.

2. Ms. Cynthia’s memorial service will take place on August 10 at 10 AM at Redeemer. If you have further questions, please reach out to our Warden Brian Malcolm.

3. The vestry has begun discussions with the diocesan standing committee to renew our five-year lease with Egan House. Stay tuned for further details.

4. In case you missed it in last week’s epistle and are wondering about our roof, construction and repairs will begin in September.

5. Last but not least, calling all Redeemerites who want to be part of strengthening, nurturing, and caring for our parish and space during this time of transition and beyond! We need you! All of you! If you feel called to be a part of the action, please let us know. We need a treasurer and more people in every service ministry. Each and every one of us has something to offer. The vestry wants to thank everybody who is working so hard to make worship happen every week, from the Tech Team to our Ushers, Readers, Prayer Leaders, Celebrants, the Vestry, staff, and more.

Melissa Allman, Vestry

Vestry Members: Brian Malcolm, Warden, Melissa Allman, Jennifer Corrieri, Agnes Clyne, Leslie Harden, Barbara Shannon, Paul Cecala.