Annual Meeting — Senior Warden

The Report of the Senior Warden
The Annual Meeting of Christ Episcopal Church on November 10, 2013
Posted November 14, 2013

SEARCH
2013 Commenced search for new priest
Completed Parish Profile
Mission Statement
Entered on website – complied with Bishop’s requirements

CONDUCTED SURVEY
High participation from parish
Showed we need to change but really, really don’t want to
Highly spiritual parish
Highly involved in outside ministries

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Restarted Adult Sunday School
Restarted Foyer Groups

COMMITTEES – recreated vestry committees with chairs

FINANCE – chair – Carolyn Eager
Kept us on budget
Refinanced the long term debt on Gabard Building

COMMUNICATIONS – chair – Julia Ariail
Created new signs
Visitor gift bags
Discipleship ABC’s Brochure to give ways to plug in to our parish

FACILITIES – chair – Jeff Hanson
Investigated raising funds through parking
Rehabbed Tomberlin House for Rental

HOSPITALITY – chair – Robin Coleman
Innumerable coffee hours and receptions
Major gathering events for the parish at least once a month through the year

MINISTRIES – chair – Frances Guice
Started a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University branch at Christ Church
A food for children ministry called Project Lunch Bunch that’s getting 100 lunches for needy children two Saturdays a month
Held Ministries Fair

STEWARDSHIP – chair – Elizabeth Wisenbaker
Planned and completed a successful stewardship drive
Set a goal of increasing pledges by $100,000 and the congregation met that challenge

VESTRY
Remains a vestry active and engaged
They attend every meeting with almost 100% attendance
Weather tough issues together
Meeting Bishop’s requirements for new priest
Unanimously increasing their own current pledges by 25%

Sandy Sandbach
Senior Warden