February 23, 2020
Planning Our Future Together
Last week in this space we introduced the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an online instrument that will help us gauge strength, vitality and trends in our Parish. In the next few days you will receive an email message containing a link to the CAT. From March 9 – March 28 you will be able to go online, click on the link and complete the Church Assessment Tool survey. The information you provide will be vital as the Vestry and the Transition Committee move forward through the process of selecting a new rector and for strategic planning at all levels.
The survey will require about 30 minutes to complete and you must plan to finish it in one sitting. (You won’t be able to leave it and then go back later to finish.) For those of you who do not have a computer or are uncomfortable taking surveys online, paper copies will be available as you exit the church after services on March 15 and March 22.
Your feedback will be anonymous. There is no way to match any assessment to an individual respondent, so please share your perceptions, opinions and experiences candidly. Our future together will benefit from your honest participation.
Questions regarding the CAT should be directed to Committee Member Gary Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.218.3180. If you have general transition-related questions, please contact Clinton Carbon, Transition Committee Convener, at email@example.com.
The Transition Committee
A Gift of Prayer for Transition from the Daughters of the King
Almighty and ever living God, hear our prayers for this parish family as we prepare for a renewed mission and vision. We thank you for the leadership of our interim rector, our Vestry and the members of our Transition Committee. We invite you, Holy Spirit, to guide and empower us and our Transition Committee as we confront the tasks of choosing a new rector for this parish. Grant that these servants become faithful companions to each other, to the vestry and to this Parish. We pray that you grant all of us the wisdom and discernment to choose a faithful pastor, who will help us continue to share the abundant life of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Saturday, February 22nd
The Rev. Dr. Clark Trafton
Sunday, February 23rd
The Rev. Dr. Eric H. C. Law
The Rev. Dr. Eric H. C. Law
Childcare available at 10:30 a.m. service.
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