The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, and priorities.
At our September 24th vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer before starting the meeting. This month, Mary Breed led us through prayer which included praise and intercession for Associate Rector Beth Tipps. We thanked God for bringing Beth to our church and for how He has guided her through this year of many firsts. We prayed that God would continue to watch over her, providing discernment and wisdom, especially as she leads RestoWomen and our outreach ministries. As always, please join us in praying over the staff, vestry, and all of God’s work on and through Quincy Street.
In our meeting, we heard an update from Incarnation Anglican Church, celebrating an amazing year since they launched and a promising look ahead to an exciting autumn. Check out this post on our blog. At our meeting, we also voted to continue our support of 2 candidates as they continue their progress toward ordination.
Brad Jones, our treasurer, led us through an end-of-year financial report that showed our giving was 10% under projections for the year, which was within our estimates over the past several months. Due to our staff’s careful stewardship in light of our giving shortfall, our actual expenses were also 10% below projections. We are grateful for our finance team, who will continue to closely monitor our situation as we enter the new fiscal year. And we are grateful for your generous and faithful giving to God’s work through our church.
Finally, the vestry looked ahead to the plans to celebrate Restoration’s 10th anniversary in November. We discussed ways to invite the congregation (and our community of friends) to engage and celebrate God’s work in our midst over the past ten years, as well as looking ahead to the next five years and beyond.
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’
– Chris Belen and Johanna Montague, Wardens