St. Andrews Vestry met in person on October 19th in Father Martin’s office.

The minutes, agenda and financials were all approved as presented (Financial reports are posted in the Ada Webb room.)
The Treasurer’s resolution was passed to adjust the check signing to reflect the changes coming when Father Martin retires.
The Vestry approved the endorsement of Pam Tinsley for Ordination to the transitional Diaconate
The kitchen renovation team, led by Angie Barr, is working with Wren & Willow on projected costs for the revised version of the remodel.
The stewardship team has been working on the annual letter to the parish and has chosen dates to release the letter (Nov 8th) and when pledges are due back to the office (Nov 21).

The Wednesday parish emails will continue as an opportunity to share weekly updates about the transition process.
The Supply clergy for both the 8am and the 10am services the weeks from November 7th until December 12th have been filled.

Nov.7 and 14th is Dr. Jeff Sharp
Nov. 21, 28th and Dec 5th is Dr. Judith McDaniel
Dec. 12th is Rev Terry Kyllo

The Wednesday Communion service will continue with Father Ed presiding.

The Vestry met by zoom with the Rev. Arienne Davison, Canon to the Ordinary, to discuss next steps in the transition process. She provided a step-by-step outline of the transition process. Currently St. Andrews is in the pre-interim stage. The Vestry will review candidates for interim minister status, interview candidates and if agreed, make an offer for someone to join St Andrews on an interim basis. At that time, the profile committee will be established and begin their work of creating the parish profile to be used in determining who will be potentially the next rector called to serve St. Andrews.

Vestry members will be responsible for opening and closing the building on Sundays until further notice. Training on opening and closing the building will be available for every vestry member, before/after services on Sundays.

Next Vestry meeting will be on Tuesday, November 16th at 7pm in the Ada Webb room. This meeting is open to all members of the congregation. Please feel free to send any questions to your vestry and we will try to address them.

October Vestry Highlights – by Judy Nelson, Senior Warden