We are recommitting to the practice of sending out a short note after each Vestry Executive Committee.
The focus of our meeting tonight was orientation for our new members Susie Henderson and Joan Heeler. We are setting up a Google workspace to share minutes, policies and a workplan.
We are looking towards having some time in the future to take stock of where we are with our hiring process and regroup based on what we have experienced in the last little while.
In terms of the current COVID-19 context, we have made a commitment to ensure paying our staff until the end of June and to review the financial situation before that period is up. We expressed our deep gratitude to staff and volunteers who continue to be a life-giving presence in our community. We are humbled by their witness and honoured to be a part of a community that carries on through struggle. Please keep these folks in your prayers.
Our next meeting is April 29th, 2020 7 PM.
Vestry Executive is Vivian Harrower, Rena Post, Joan Heeler, Keith Nunn, Susie Henderson, Zachary Grant, Sherman Hesslegrave.
UPDATE: This page is out of date. We will be keeping a special pandemic response page going forward.
I am writing to update you on our planning around Coronavirus. As you may be aware, we have been instructed by the Diocese to restrict our functions to only those that are essential, meaning that they have instructed all churches to not hold coffee hours, shared meals, groups or committees. They have also asked that individuals use their judgement in attending worship, and encourage churches to be creative in live streaming, pastoral visiting, phone calls, etc. They have encouraged that churches that run meal programs for the marginalized continue to do so, and follow precautions outlined by public health authorities.
With discussion from our Vestry Executive, we have decided to remain open for our People Presence and Open Hours programming, throughout the week. To make sure that all of our volunteers, staff, and guests are thought of during this time, we have implemented more rigorous protocols around serving, and a regular cleaning of surfaces and seating. Jim and Elizabeth have done a fantastic job with implementing and explaining changes to our volunteers and guests and we are thankful for their efforts.
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