Members of the All Saints’, Drayton Valley Vestry gathered mid-June for their monthly meeting. A full agenda was planned. In addition to the usual procedural and fiduciary items, the meeting included multiple strategic and generative considerations, including establishing a summer Vacation Bible School program that will be coordinated with participating churches of the Drayton Valley Ministerial.
Other actions included following up with the findings of the 85th anniversary planning committee, rebooting the important work of Mission Action Planning that was cut short due to the pandemic, agreeing to conduct one or more summer Vestry meetings, and providing an interim budget at the half-way point through the year.
Rita Stagman, vestry clerk and parish treasurer, led members in an exercise identifying fundraising priorities for the upcoming year through a dotmocracy voting event. An abundance of muffins and Timbits helped “sweeten” the meeting experience. Rector and meeting chair the Rev. Christopher Cook thanked everyone for their “rich participation.” Miriam Roberts, rector’s warden, offered prayer to close the meeting.
Vestry members are looking ahead to a visit from Bishop Stephen London this summer. Submitted by the Rev. Christopher Cook