This Sunday, February 5, is St. John’s Annual Parish meeting. It is a time to celebrate all that we achieved last year, to review the plans for 2023, thank our outgoing leaders, and elect new leadership. In addition, this year, it will be our first in-person meeting in 3 years and our bishop, the Right Reverend Craig Loya, will be with us. We have a great meeting planned and encourage everyone to participate in the way that is best for them.
In-person: at the end of 10am worship, follow the procession down to the parish hall/gym. After a blessing we will break bread together, hear reports from our ministry leaders, treasurer, rector, and bishop. We will recognize outgoing leaders and elect new leaders. Lunch will be hosted by the fellowship committee. Please bring a dessert to share and plan to stay and help clean up – many hands make light work – so everyone can leave at a good time.
**Families with children are welcome to use child care during the meeting. As the congregation processes through the CYF space toward the gym, you can drop off your kids at the nursery. They will eat lunch together and also enjoy a special visit and kids’ presentation from the bishop!
Online: For anyone unable to join us in person, the meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube starting at 11:30. And you will be able to vote using St. John’s app (available for Apple or Android), or the link that will be posted in the YouTube chat during the livestream.
Before the meeting: please review St. John’s 2022 Annual Report, including the election slate.
The Annual Meeting is for everyone who belongs to our faith community – whether you’ve worshipped with us once or every Sunday for 100 years! There are a few items that require a vote; for these, our by-laws state that only “Communicants in good standing” cast a vote. That is anyone over 16 who has been baptized, confirmed, received, or had their baptismal records transferred in to the care of the parish of St. John’s. Additionally, “Communicants in good standing” is a designation set by the larger Episcopal Church and means “all Members of the Parish who for the previous year have received Holy Communion in The Episcopal Church at least three times, have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God and are financial contributors to the Parish of record.” If you are unsure of your status please contact Kat Lewis or Sarah Dull now so they can help you participate at the level you wish.