A meeting of the Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church was held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2011. The following actions were taken:
The Vestry Minutes of April 14, 2011 were approved.
The parish continues to experience a shortfall in income. Pledge income is running $7,476 behind projections, and Use of Church income is running $5,161 behind projections. Outreach income is running $4,987 behind projections. Specific remedial actions are being taken. These actions include instituting mechanisms to advertise the availability of our parish hall through the Internet and in other ways, promoting the SCRIP program, reducing the size of the meals served at the Monday Night Coffee House, seeking new grant sources for funding of our outreach ministries, a call for additional pledge income by members of the Stewardship Committee, and holding fundraising events for these programs like the upcoming “Gin Sing” on Friday May 20, 2011.
Four workshops are scheduled with Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) to train Calvary members for COPA leadership roles. These training sessions are Sunday, June 5th - 3 to 5pm; Sunday, June 12th - 3 to 5pm; Saturday, June 18th - 10 am to 12pm; and Sunday, June 26th - 3 to 5 pm in the parish hall. All Calvary members who are interested in leadership training are encouraged to attend these four sessions. Those interested in participating will be asked to attend all four sessions.
The proposal by the "Committee for Growth in a Changing World" (COG) has been developed more fully. This proposal specifies a discernment process to redefine the mission statement of the parish. The Diana Butler Bass book, Christianity for the Rest of Us offers focused study questions to guide readers, which will be important in this process. Twenty-one members of the parish attended the Diocesan workshop on May 14, 2011 in Salinas conducted by Diana Butler Bass. Fr. John Buenz will be meeting with the COG on June 7, 2011 and will lead the parish-wide kick-off event on September 11, 2011.
Worship surveys are being analyzed by the Worship Committee at their upcoming meeting at 3:00 PM on Friday May 20, 2011. All members of the parish are encouraged to complete and return a survey form. Survey forms are available in the narthex or at the parish office.
At the next Vestry meeting of June 16, 2011, the Vestry will approve the minutes of the Vestry meeting of May 19. 2011, adopt the Financial Report for May 2011, review the Financial Reports for May, discuss the ongoing COPA Training sessions; receive a status report on the COG discernment process, and receive the reports of the various parish committees.
Scott Galloway, Clerk
The Rev. Joel P. Miller, Rector
Richard Enriquez, Class of 2014
Scott Galloway, Clerk, Class of 2013
Sally Green, Class of 2012
Melinda Martin, Class of 2012
Ola Monaghan, Class of 2013
Tony Nickel, Class of 2012
Penny Oliver, Class of 2012
Chris Perrin, Class of 2014
Sarah Peterson, Class of 2013
Al Reetz, Jr. Warden, Class of 2013
John Vesecky, Class of 2014
Cathy Watson, Sr. Warden, Class of 2014
Eddie Cepeda, Treasurer, Non-Vestry Member
Joshua Reinke, Youth Vestry Member