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Annual Meeting and Elections Jan 26

1/11/2014

A message from our Senior Warden: 

PLEASE COME HEAR IMMANUEL'S GOOD NEWS 
 
Our 2014 Annual Parish Meeting and Vestry elections will be held Sunday, January 26. The
clergy, staff and Vestry is eager to share with you some changes and improvements we made on
your behalf in 2013, as well as talk about a few exciting plans afoot for 2014. Likewise, this is a
chance for you to voice your hopes and desires for our parish life together in this new year. 
 
The first bit of good news: You don't have to cook or bring a thing besides yourselves — no "my
name begins with M, so I need to bring a pie." Instead of a potluck lunch, followed by the meeting,
we are trying something new this year — a short coffee time instead of lunch. 
 
We will have ballots available at the conclusion of both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.
Following the 10 a.m. service, the congregation will adjourn to enjoy coffee and treats in the parish
hall. We will reconvene in the sanctuary at about 11:45 a.m. to start the meeting, and we hope
those who attend the early service will join us. 
 
We especially encourage families with young children to attend our annual gathering, to be
part of the conversation about our church's future. Child care will be provided during the
meeting, in the nursery with Gilma and Eneida Balcarcel and in the Fairchild Room for older Sunday
School-age students.
 
The Vestry is pleased to announce that nine talented and committed parishioners have agreed
to stand for election to fill four slots vacated by the Class of 2011. They are: Eve Anderson,
Caroline Bergmark, Bill Frye, Chris Marbaker, Chandley McDonald, Eileen Monnin-Kirby,
Doug Onley, Everett Post and Rosi Stewart. Click here to read more about each in the Almond Tree, and when
you see them next, please thank them for their willingness to serve as your representatives.
 
After three years of service, it's time for Brooke Roberts, John von Senden and me, along with
Doug John, to depart the Vestry. I believe I can speak for all when I say that has been a deep
privilege to serve with wonderful clergy and fellow Vestrians, as Brooke calls us, at this time of great
transitions and undertakings that will propel Immanuel into its future. 
 
Hope to see you all there on January 26th to continue the conversation. 
 
-- Connie Kurz, Senior Warden


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