Parish Council: Messy Church, Crypt Renovation, D.Min.
A few exciting matters came to our Parish Council last night.
Messy Church. Everyone agreed that the recent workshop on Messy Church had been a great success. It was agreed that Parish Council support the launch of this ministry in the fall.
Renovation of the Crypt. A plan for the renovation of the Crypt to allow for more flexible use of that space, especially as a coffee time space between Sunday services was approved. The plan calls for the opening of the space to the north classrooms, not removing the walls, but opening them to the main space. Costs are expected to be minimal.
Fr. David and Continuing Education. Parish Council supported David's plan to enrol in a five-year Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program in Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota. David also has the support of the Parish Corporation and as well as Bishop Michael. David will be spending his annual study leave with one week residencies in St Paul during July and January as well as part time study during the during the year.
Parish finances. The treasurer reported that to the end of March 2011 operating income had exceeded expenses at a rate better than budgeted. We hope that the trend continues. Thank you for your continuing generous support.
Posted on April 18, 2012
by David Anderson