PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF ST. ANDREW'S
A committee has formed with the purpose of planning for the future of the parish, tentatively titled the “Century Committee,” in reference to the church’s upcoming 2024 centennial. The committee’s work encompasses three major phases: discernment (visioning), goal setting, and resource allocation (which might involve fundraising).
Ideas have ranged from minor tweaks in programs to major improvements to infrastructure. The list includes suggestions for youth involvement and a wish for an assistant minister. Hopes cover all areas of our mission: worship, education, outreach, fellowship, and stewardship, as well as leadership and communication.
What comes next, and when? The committee has moved to the goal-setting phase of its work. Responses have been collated, and a list of potential projects and initiatives has been developed, which we communicatee to Clyde and to the vestry. Some might be implemented in the near future; others require research and assessment of funding needs. Four subcommittees--focused on buildings, grounds, personnel, and communication--are currently undertaking that research.
By early 2018, the committee hopes to present a feasibility study to the vestry and parish. When the parish has committed to particular projects, the committee will take the lead in organizing fundraising to make them a reality.
Watch for more information here as we continue through the process. We will keep you informed as we journey toward our hundredth anniversary in 2024!.
Members of the Century Committee
Charlie Milner and Peg Howard, chairs
Charlie Ives / Elizabeth Muller / Tina Niles / Mark Rowe
Chris Stockwell / Penny Stratton / Phoebe Wysor
Eleanor Mancusi-Ungaro and Richard Stratton, vestry liaisons
Rev. Clyde Elledge, ex officio