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October 30, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

As stated in our update of October 9, 2020, we were waiting for our Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) form and our Parish Profile to be reviewed by our diocesan contact. That review has taken place and the documents have been returned to us with edits and suggestions. I have enlisted the aid of our co-chairs and teams to assist me in weighing those suggestions and making the necessary edits. We hope to have them back in the review and approval process by early November.

The documents will once again go through proofing and approvals by the Vestry and Diocese. Once approved, our diocesan contact will publish our OTM form and rector position materials on the national website, while the Parish Profile will be posted on our parish website.

This process, which, by design, is a long one, has been extended even more, due to COVID restrictions on gatherings.  Our sessions for writing and editing documents have been conducted via Zoom and the Transition Committee worked through the summer to complete these tasks. We learned a great deal about the process and the amount of time it can take while working exclusively online. The Committee has worked steadily, prayerfully and through discernment to get us to this point.  Once we have the documents published, we will know better how to adjust our next steps and will post a new timeline in the near future.

We appreciate your understanding, continued prayers, and support.

Respectfully submitted,

Clinton L. Carbon

Convener

 

Pray for our Parish in Transition: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP p. 818)

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