As announced earlier in this space, the Bishop’s Committee endorsed our going forward with a locally-produced, non-commercial pictorial directory this fall.Our new directory will only be valuable if it is complete. Accordingly, our goal is 100% participation. If you have not yet been photographed for our directory, there is one last make-up date:
•Trinity Church: make-up date, Sept. 22 at 9:45 a.m.
Members of either church may be photographed at this location.
Rolling out our proposed Covenant
On Tuesday, July 16, the combined Bishop’s Committees unanimously endorsed the draft Shared Ministry Covenant presented by the Covenant Working Group. Here is the process the Bishop’s Committees established for adoption by the congregations at large:
The final text with an explanatory cover letter has been distributed to all households in both congregations.
Open non-legislative forums will be held to introduce and discuss the Covenant in both congregations. Christ Church’s forum will be after the 10:30 service on Sept. 22; Trinity Church’s gathering will follow on Sept. 29 after its 8:45 service.
Each congregation will hold a special parish meeting in the context of its regular Sunday liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 6. The meeting will take the place of the sermon that day. As a full opportunity for discussion will have occurred at the open forums, this is anticipated to be a straight presentation, motion, and “up or down” vote. An affirmative vote of two-thirds of those present in both congregations will be required for adoption.
The Covenant, if so adopted, will be sent to the bishop for final approval. If he approves, a signing ceremony will be scheduled allowing him to celebrate with us the signing and inauguration of our Shared Ministry Covenant.
Events, Meetings & Announcements
Coming this fall…
Sept.22 Holy Eucharist at TrinityChurch
10:30 Holy Eucharist at Christ Church followed by Open Forum on our proposed Shared Ministry Covenant
` 29 “Homecoming Sunday” at TrinityChurch: Holy Eucharist followed by Open Forum on our proposed Covenant
10:30 Holy Eucharist at Christ Church with guest celebrant Canon Hannah Anderson
Oct.6 8:45 Holy Eucharist at Trinity Church “wrapped around” a special Parish Meeting to vote on adoption of proposed Covenant
Holy Eucharist at ChristChurch “wrapped around” a special Parish Meeting to vote on adoption of proposed Covenant
Blessing of the Animals on ChristChurch grounds (joint activity for folks – and their pets – from both churches)