Wardens’ Report: September 2017
The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, priorities and progress towards our strategic plan.
At our 19 September Vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer before starting the meeting. This month Meredith Taylor led us through our prayer time which included prayers for Kat Downs and the amazing gifts she brings as she steps into an increasingly managerial role while still keeping the bills paid, the lights on and the trains running on schedule. We welcome your prayers for her as well as all the staff, the Vestry and God’s good work here at Quincy Street.
Due to timing, the August and Fiscal Year 2017 financial reports were not available for review. Our initial indication is that we remain slightly ahead of plan and all is well. We will include a more robust report at the Parish Meeting on October 8 and after our next Vestry meeting. We held detailed discussions on the Facility Reserve and the status of the mortgage which is laying the groundwork for future policies and decisions.
We voted to approve a $6000 gift to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund to support hurricane relief in Houston and Florida as well as a $5000 gift in support of the Matthew 25 Gathering. Additionally, we discussed preparations for the upcoming Vestry election and the Parish Meeting on Oct 8th.
We give thanks for a vibrant Christian community connecting to God’s creative mission through a gifted and caring congregation. We are humbled by the multitude of ways God continues to bless our people, raise up leaders, and entrust us with resources to steward.
As always, if you have questions, concerns, words of wisdom or encouragement, please know that we are open to your feedback. You can read an archive of past Wardens’ Reports on our website or Vestry Meeting minutes on CCB, under the ‘Files’ tab in the ‘Entire Church Group’
– Dietrich Kuhlmann, Warden