The special Vestry meeting of Sunday, September 18, heard a report of the deficit of finances year to date and predicted for the year end. The deficit to the end of August was more than $37k and was anticipated to grow by another $30k. Reduced offerings for ministry since the pandemic are one reason for this deficit. Another are unplanned, but essential capital repairs around the building, including the refurbishment of the north fire exit and repairs to the main lift.
There was a healthy discussion concerning opportunities for building rentals, parish fundraising, as well as savings are available within the approved Ministry Budget from the last Annual Vestry Meeting.
The special Vestry meeting ...
The parish corporation will be meeting this week to begin the work of carrying out the ideas and plans from this meeting. Further news will be available in the days ahead.
In the meantime, we are happy to share that within twenty minutes of the conclusion of the Special Vestry meeting, $6,000 had been given or pledged towards the new capital campaign. As we begin we are already 20% towards our goal! Thank you to our generous parishioners who have got us started. Let us join together to make this campaign a success and let us build back stronger as we move through our parish transition and engage in our new parish Mission Action Plan.
If you would like to be an early participant in this campaign, you can e-transfer your gift to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring or mail a personal cheque to the church, or give online here. Thank you.
The office remains closed due the the coronavirus pandemic and is opened only by appointment.
Preregistration is no longer required to attend worship services. Masking is no longer required, but is recommended.
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that our parish is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We are located in the Lower Chedoke Watershed.