At Holy Trinity’s annual meeting, following a joint service of the early and late services, Pastor Deborah described the interim period as a time of reflection, growth and prayerful discerning of who we are. She outlined in detail the process and time frame for this period.
Roger Savage, vestry liaison for the rectory renovation project, said that rehabilitating the house to make it desirable for our future rector will require a considerable amount of funds. Fortunately, as Treasurer Mark Sinenkiewicz said, we have savings to cover the cost, although a capital campaign will also be implemented. Mark Cimino will be the project manager for much of the work, which is expected to be completed by early fall at the latest. The major expense items will be the kitchen and bathroom which will be contracted out.
During our transition period, ,it was determined that the current vestry will remain in place.
In other “business,” Joanne Hutchison, Jackie Gould, and Cindy Rodwell-Simon volunteered to attend the Diocesan Convention, March 4-5 in Cherry Hill, while Linda Amber, Nancy Garvin, Jackie Gould, Leslie Sienkiewicz, Steve LoCastro, and Lisa Carlamere volunteered to be convocation delegates.
Treasurer Mark presented a budget for this year that was unbalanced (i.e. a deficit), but said that some carryover savings from the previous year and hopefully the addition of new pledging units could cover our expenses without having to make major changes.
Gary Henderson reminded everyone of the pancake supper on Tuesday, February 9, from 5-7 pm. The cost is $5/adults and$3/children. It was suggested that everyone bring canned goods for KOH to the supper.
In an effort to improve our “visability,” Pastor Deborah announced she will be doing “Ashes to Go” on the sidewalk in front of Hawk’s Deli in Wenonah from noon to 2 pm on Ash Wednesday. Palms to be burned should be brought in by Sunday, February 7 for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.