Vestry Meeting Minutes
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Naples FL October 20, 2016
Members Present: Fr. Bill Faupel (Priest-in-Charge), Dick Breithaupt (Sr. Warden), Hal Brundage, Yvon Hive, Adrienne McGrain, Charlene Connolly, Alan Cragg, Van Geoghegan (Jr. Warden), Barbara Kling, Lee Perry.
Members Present via Phone/Skype: Don Anderson
Members Absent: Lynne LaMarca, Bev Whiteman
The Senior Warden called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. and opened with prayer.
September minutes and financials were unanimously approved with the direction to post them. Moved by Adrienne/seconded by Lee. (The financials appear in the official copy of these minutes as Appendix A).
Item of Personal Privilege. Fr. Bill gave a short personal profile. In November, Hal will give his profile. These will be published in St. Paul’s Pathway under the headline: “Meet Your Vestry.”
Request to Explore Building a Columbarium. Barbara and Dave Abernethy brought to the Vestry an offer of providing a money amount towards building a columbarium on St. Paul’s grounds.
Alan moved and Richard seconded a motion to go forward and meet with a representative to give us ideas and quotes. The motion was unanimously approved. Fr. Bill appointed Barb and Dave and himself to explore the matter and bring back a proposal.
Report of the Communications Committee: Tom Connolly reported to the Vestry the results of the Parish Survey performed in August. Barb expressed appreciation from the whole Vestry for all his work done on this project. The report will be shared with the whole parish at the Annual Meeting and will be turned over to the Worship committee as they review our present worship and formation offerings.
Adrienne then moved and Hal seconded a motion to continue the donation basket and that Hal, Charlene and Van would meet to discuss how the money received should be handled. The motion was unanimously approved.
Fr. Bill reported for Bev Whiteman that the stewardship letters and pledge cards have been sent out and that Consecration Sunday will be December 13 when Bishop Smith is here to kick off St. Paul’s “Year of Jubilee.
Fr. Bill Reported for Bev Whiteman that she will focus on this program after the stewardship drive is completed at the end of this calendar year.
Hal reported the Vestry members will be asked to predict the 2017 budget by gathering the necessary information. Fr. Bill will send out a reminder to the Vestry members the week of October 24.
Dick gave dates to remember; January 27 and 28 of 2018. The 27th will be St. Paul’s banquet and the 28th will be the celebration at church on the date of the Conversion of St. Paul. December 4, Dick will present the year of the jubilee to St. Paul’s at all three services. Bishop will be coming to St. Paul’s December 11.
Events are being planned for each month beginning January 2017 – January 2018 having to do with the number 50/5/500.
Dick will gather ideas and share with the Society of St. Paul’s on how to proceed.
Fr. Bill reported that St. Paul’s is fully paid up.
Michael Basden has a schedule conflict with the proposed dates for his January workshop. His proposed alternate dates do not fit St. Paul’s calendar. Fr. Bill will contact him and report back and notify the vestry by email when the new dates are established.
Fr. Bill reported they are replaced or fixed. We do need a new amplifier in Trinity Hall.
Lee reported he will check into Meals for Hope in Fort Myers and bring a proposal at the next meeting for St. Paul to participate.
Charlene noted that the Christmas Pageant is December 18 and we need singers for the Christmas Carol choir.
Prayers to Sendy’s mom (host Sunday mornings) Her mom had 2 strokes and is in ICU.
The date of the November Vestry Meeting is set for WEDNESDAY, November 16, at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Deb Avery Recording Secretary for
Bev Whiteman Vestry Clerk