2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

St. Patrick’s held its 2020 Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Parish Hall. The following are some highlights from the meeting.

2020 Ministry Priorities

Clergy-Vestry Mutual Ministry
  • The primary ministers (representatives) of Christ are the baptized, supported and equipped by the sacramental ministry of the priest and the servant-leader ministry of the deacon
  • Mutuality and collaborative leadership allow us to learn from one another and become more faithful disciples as we bring our spiritual and temporal gifts to the table
Lay Leadership Training
  • As the primary ministers, the laity should be equipped and trained for mature, healthy leadership for the church
  • We will send 5 three-member teams to the Diocese of Georgia Church Development Institute for each of the next 5 years, starting in 2018-2023
  • Emphasize Education for Ministry, Ministry Leader Roundtable, and Leadership Rotation
Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
  • Develop opportunities for every member to nurture their spiritual life in community
  • Emphasize the study of scripture and spiritual disciplines (John 20:31)
  • Share our faith stories as we learn to live the larger and better story Jesus writes (Heb. 12:2)
Pastoral Care and Hospitality
  • Have a care plan for every member of the congregation, proactive and reactive 
  • Develop and coordinate the ministries of care, including more Eucharistic Visitors/Chaplains
  • Ministries meet regularly, communicate effectively, and report robustly so that no one suffers alone
Communications and Evangelism
  • Perform a communications audit to strengthen parish communications between members and ministries (leaders)
  • Develop a communications strategy outward from first touch to newcomer card
  • Take the sharing of our faith stories to new tables of fellowship and spheres of influence
  • Review our Sunday schedule, mid-week offerings, and special offerings for new opportunities (Evensong, Longest Night, Ashes to Go, Major Feasts, Holy Week)
  • Build up our worship ministries to fully support our worshipping life
  • Start a children’s church that is primarily about learning the pattern of worship from age 4-12
Plan to pay off Mortgage
  • Develop a plan that includes capital giving and fundraising for ministry beyond the building

New Mission Statement

Members were asked to describe the ministry of St. Patrick’s using one word.

Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ enfolding all in God’s Love.

-St. Patrick’s Mission Statement

New Leaders Elected

Lesia Irvin, Alan Seely-Wilson, and Joe Wingard were elected to serve a three year term on the Vestry.

The Vestry then elected the following officers:

Senior Warden: Joe Wingard
Junior Warden: Aida Cerney
Treasurer: Sam Stringer
Clerk: Sandra Rowe

At their earlier meeting, the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour elected Jeremiah Hoskins and Santha Jetty to serve as representatives to Vestry.

Minutes and Financials