Anne and I will be visiting Aaron from Tuesday, Nov 29th through Dec 5th. Should you have need for anything, please contact Dn Timothy for help.
Summary of Annual Parish Meeting
20 November 2022
A motion to add verbiage regarding Catechumens to the By-Laws, which defines Catechumens as non-voting members of the parish community was approved.
Based on Year End projections, it appears that we are on target regarding our budget. In 2022, we passed a deficit budget of $6,800 and we expect the actual deficit to be approximately $6,771. This did not include the unexpected cost of replacing one of our Air Conditioner Units totaling $8,586 which was taken out of our savings.
2023 Proposed Budget
In the past when the budget was presented, we split the budgets into two budgets, the Church Operating Budget and the Red House Budget. However, we included the Red House income as part of the Church Operating Budget. This year we removed the Red House income from the Church Operating Budget and a bare bones budget was presented. Many items were removed from the budget with the expectation that the costs of those line items will be covered by donations from parish members. After much discussion, a deficit budget of $12,834 was passed. However, it was decided that the Red House income would not be used exclusively for the Red House.
Election of Officers
Marie Christine Fourteau and Greg Jankura were elected to replace Joe Barbera and Fr Deacon Timothy whose terms were up.
Sophia Brubaker was elected as the Diocese Assembly Delegate with Sarah Gaulin as the alternate.
A resolution was presented by Father Steven regarding the status of the Red House. After much discussion, the original resolution was amended and passed as follows:
Be it resolved that the Parish is to establish an ad hoc committee to investigate the disposition of the Red House property and that the ad hoc committee will present their findings directly to the Parish Council on or before the annual meeting in 2023.
Volunteers are need to be on the ad hoc Red House committee so that we can begin to explore the disposition of the Red House.
Liturgical Calendar Orders
Before we order the liturgical calendars for nexy year, we would like to know who would like to have one. A sign-up sheet will be available at the candle desk. Please put your name, and the number of calendars you would like to have. Please be advised that you may be asked to make a $5 donation for each calendar that you would like.
Fr John Parker, Dean of St Tikhon's Seminary
Five new priests and up to eight new deacons for the Orthodox Church in America over Christmas break! St Tikhon’s Seminary is undergoing a remarkable metamorphosis, and we ask and invite you to take part in all the good that God is doing here. Will you please help St Tikhon’s Seminary send laborers into the white-for-harvest fields of our dioceses and deaneries?
We need your help, please! Between now and St Nicholas Day, we hope to add 100 new monthly sustainers to our Seminary Family—those who give a regular, automated, monthly gift of any amount. Three minutes of your time will help bring a dozen or more clergy into the Church! If you have a priest—please consider a thanks-to-God gift to the Seminary to help those who don’t. If you don’t have a priest—please consider a please-Lord-help-gift that will help the seminary prepare those who may come to you! Here is the link: www.stots.edu/donate.
Thank you for your generosity! Please come and see!