October Vestry Meeting Hightlights

During dinner at last Thursday’s meeting, Senior Warden David Danforth presented a summary of the status of the Trinity Center Repair Project, which is being funded from the Trinity Forward Campaign.  A local architectural firm has prepared design plans and bidding documents for this complex project, and potential contractors have been invited to bid on the repair work.  Discussion followed on how members of the Trinity family can be informed of the project and the construction progress. Following approval of last month’s minutes, we continued our study of the book, Shift, by Mark Tidsworth which addresses how the Church is moving and changing in the 21st century and how Trinity will continue God’s work.  We continued with discussion of an Environmental Stewardship Statement to be adopted for Trinity Cathedral.  We learned about updates to the Diocese’s policies and procedures for Safe Church, which addresses safeguarding God’s people, particularly children, youth, and vulnerable adults from forms of abuse.  Mandatory training is required for paid and unpaid staff and designated lay volunteers.  More information will be made available as Trinity extends its implementation of these policies.  The meeting continued with reports from standing and ministry committees including Finance (Click here for financial information for September.), Properties, Volunteers, The Trinity Foundation Commission, and the Trinity Learning Center. Canon Patsy Malanuk provided an update on the initial work of a newly formed Justice Ministry and Trinity’s role. Dean Jones concluded by updating the Vestry on progress for his search for a Canon for Pastoral Care and some of the growth he is seeing including large baptism classes and increased enrollment in the Sunday school program.

-David Danforth, Senior Warden