2019 Annual Parish Meeting
another year of blessing
Thank you to all who made the meeting such an occasion for celebration and thanksgiving. The food was delicious - thanks to the culinary craft of Amy Fox, Lisa Fowler, Mary Baker, and Janet Albert! The good news of an incredible year of outreach, service, mission, and growth was made possible by the countless many of us who showed up and served, who tended and mended, who provided care and prayer for any who asked, who brought their best gifts and greatest delight to the work we do together.
In particular, we owe thanks to our hard-working and faithful Vestry: Janet Albert, Tom Cassidy, Katie Cummings, Roger Davis, Kathleen Floyd, Pete Fox, Barby Gravengaard, Terrin Schnee, and Bob Shaffer. We gave thanks to outgoing Vestry members: Kathleen Floyd, Roger Davis, and Katie Cummings. We affirmed the nomination of the Class of 2022: Katie Crum, Jeff Fowler, and Ellen Mettert.
We launched our participation in Connecting Communities with the election of the Guiding Team: Katie Cummings, Pete Fox, Rob Gorby,
Ellen Mettert, Ben Schneider, and Mark Weikle. We also engaged in our first exercise in Holy Listening. It is amazing how much Holy Spirit can do with us, in us, and between us when we open up even a few minutes of space for holy listening!
Annual Parish Meetings at Grace are unlike Parish Meetings anywhere else. They are occasions for celebration. They are delicious food shared with old friends and new. They are an opportunity to look back in gratitude and look forward in hope. They are a most-excellent reflection of Grace and the blessing of grace.