Equipping for Ministry

Equipping for Ministry

Coronavirus Response Team

With the disruption of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020, this team was formed by parishioners who wanted to provide a council of advice to our rector on questions surrounding restrictions and practices and who also wanted to help with “hands-on” needs to put those restrictions and policies into place. They help oversee two of our key COVID-19 documents, our Plan for Safe and Faithful Ministry in the Pandemic and our Notes on Worship Ministers during the pandemic. Contact Father Cramer for more information on how you can be a part of this work. 


Finance Commission

The Finance Commission assists the Vestry in their responsibility for holding the financial trust of the congregation. They meet monthly to review the financial statements, make recommendations for large financial decisions, and at the end of each year recommend a budget to the Vestry for the year to come. It is an ex officio commission, composed of the Parishioner-At-Large, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Sr. Warden. When elected by the Vestry as “parishioner-at-large,” you serve in that role for your first year, then as Assistant Treasurer in your second and finally as Treasurer in your third year. 


Property Commission

We are blessed with an historic building, parts of which are more than 150 years old situated on a campus that occupies the entire eastern half of a city block. Our building is active with ministries throughout the week, including community partnerships with English as a Second Language courses, aerobics classes, Al-Anon groups, and Samaritas Addiction Recovery. Our campus includes the St. Francis Prayer and Meditation Garden, the Memorial Garden where many of members choose to be interred, and our Good News Garden which provides fresh produce for our parish feeding ministries. Overseeing this is a big job and the Property Commission, chaired by the Jr. Warden, assists the Vestry in that work. For more information on how you can join and lend a hand, contact the parish office.