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October 2019 Vestry Notes

October 2019 Vestry Notes

Highlights from the Oct. 16, 2019 Vestry meeting including the Vestry’s progress review and self-reflections, and all congregation survey plans (CAT).

Getting Involved at St. Clare’s

Getting Involved at St. Clare’s

Whether newcomers or veteran St. Clarians, our community members often wonder how to get involved in our outreach work and our ministries at church. Here is some updated information on getting connected with these opportunities.

“Here I am, Lord…”

“Here I am, Lord…”

It happens every January at the annual meeting: there is an election to fill the seats of outgoing Vestry members. This year, we will elect four people for three-year terms, and one person to complete two remaining years of an existing term. The four Vestry members...

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

On Oct. 13 a St. Clare’s parish wide meeting was held to consider the proposal to install solar panels on the social hall and office roofs. Such a significant change to the building requires congregational approval. Those who were at that meeting learned a bit about...

September 2019 Vestry Notes

September 2019 Vestry Notes

Highlights from the Sep. 30, 2019 Vestry meeting with guests: Canon Jim Gettel, and Genesis Board President, Jack Petersen.

August 2019 Vestry Notes

August 2019 Vestry Notes

(Highlights of the full August 21, 2019 Vestry meeting. September's Notes coming soon...) Electrifying! Over the past several years Genesis, the corporation, made up of two members, Temple Beth Emeth and Saint Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church, that maintains and...

Lessons from Alice

Lessons from Alice

Linda Klimach writes about her book club reading of “The Annotated Alice” for this August Vestry Corner piece. How current the original poem still is.

July 2019 Vestry Corner

July 2019 Vestry Corner

Who We Are as a Church by Mary Lu Barth In thinking about what makes a church “work”, I think of the rector as the CEO, the staff are all VPs, the members are the congregation, and I see the vestry as a Board of Directors.  None of these entities can succeed...

June 2019 Vestry Notes

June 2019 Vestry Notes

(Highlights of the June 19, 2019 Vestry meeting) Transition: New Interim Rector, the Rev. Maryjane Peck, attended the first Vestry meeting since she took the position on June 1st and discussed some transition period plans. In order to develop a parish profile, the...

Safe Church at Saint Clare’s

Safe Church at Saint Clare’s

Read how and why we are implementing the diocesan Safe Church policy in 2019, and how it affects our church, by Martin Heggestad.

Vestry Corner May 2019

Vestry Corner May 2019

Mike Meyer reports on Outreach: “We are happy to say that the Outreach Commission has been reestablished … Is there an injustice or need in our community?

April Vestry Notes

April Vestry Notes

Highlights of the April vestry meeting including safe church training, worship style, volunteering during services and name tags.