Good Shepherd Vestry Times September 2015


September 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the Vestry Times, a news blast designed to keep you updated on the workings of your Vestry. Here are some of the highlights from our most recent meeting:

 Carol Wilson has joined the Vestry. Thank you Carol, for agreeing to serve out the 2015-2017 term!

The major meeting topic concerned a series of upcoming input sessions and communications we are calling “Vision 2020.” What we hope to accomplish is the crafting and development of a shared vision for Good Shepherd going forward. Vestry members will be hosting six cottage meetings and we encourage everyone to attend one of them so we can learn your hopes and dreams for our church family. A mailing went out on Sept. 16 to all parishioners inviting them to attend a cottage meeting, and providing some materials to be used as “conversation starters” for all of us. Please sign up for one of them on Sunday, or contact the office at 314-576-5502 or to let us know which meeting you will attend.

Great news! Your generous contributions to the Capital Campaign mean that we will (weather permitting!) have the driveways and parking lot repaved soon. Be forewarned that there will be several days when it will most likely NOT be possible drive up to our buildings. The contractor has just let us know that they intend to begin the project on Monday, Oct. 5, and complete it by Friday, Oct. 9. We will do our best to keep everyone informed as we receive more information.

Financial snapshot (in dollars):

YTD thru Aug 31    Actual                Budget              Variance

Contributions               79,415                77,336                2,079

Other Income               16,001                 14,450                1,551

Total Income               95,416                 91,786                3,630

Expenses                     123,394               129,104               (5,710)

Net Cash Flow           (27,978)              (37,318)                9,340

Remember your Vestry and clergy are here for you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or share ideas. Vestry meetings are open to everyone and we’re happy to send out minutes to anyone who requests them. 

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