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 22 May Vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer before starting the meeting. This month Danny Lee led us through our compline which included a time of intercession and thanksgiving for the ministry of Louise Brooks and the Kids’ Small Groups at Restoration. Our joy and thankfulness overflowed as we prayed for all God is doing at Restoration through Louise as she shepherds our ever growing population of young believers. We welcome your prayers for all the staff, the Vestry and God’s work here at Quincy Street.
In our meeting we discussed the monthly update received from the Incarnation core team, the June commissioning of Liz, Morgan and Amy and the beginning of 5pm Prayer Services on 3 June at the Gray’s home. We continue our focus on ways to assist and enable the launch of Incarnation Anglican Church on September 9, 2018.
Brad Jones, our assistant treasurer, provided an update on next year’s budget process and facilities reserve. Additionly the Vestry approved an MOU with RILA for continued back office support. We are thankful for the congregation’s generosity and God’s faithfulness in supporting the ministries of Restoration, Incarnation and RILA. All remain on sound financial footing.
Becky Mohr provided further updates on several personnel related proposals to include an update on efforts to hire a female associate rector, updates to our Sexual Harassment policies, and previewed some of the compensation changes that would be incorporated into the budget review in June and July. We agreed that some of the Church Plant resident funding would be available to the Rector to allocate for a summer intern.
As part of Restoration’s oversight of the Integrated Auxiliary, Restoration Immigration Legal Aid, the Vestry approved RILA’s first governing board for a period of one year. Additionally, we received the report from the Rector that the staff intends to continue 5pm services throughout the summer.
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 and Becky Mohr, Wardens