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Rector's Warden's Report


Greetings St. Andrew's! It was wonderful seeing so many of you during Holy Week and Easter. Such a special time to be connected as a community and celebrate our faith in the risen Lord.


I’ll continue to use my section in the Piper to provide a summary on the state of the church which will be categorized as Highlights, Opportunities, Dependencies, and Challenges. My goal is to provide an informative place where you can review some of the “business” of the church in a summarized form. Many of these bullets can be looked at in more detail under the specific ministry reports within the Piper or addressed directly with the Vestry or ministry leaders responsible for them; however, if anything needs clarity you are welcome to reach out to Rev. Ben or myself.


Highlights

  • 2 Volunteer Cleanup Initiatives for the church - outdoor & indoor

  • Essential Jesus Program - Post Program Survey Results (see ACF Report)

  • 4 Youth Attended Multi-Church Confirmation Retreat - Surf City, NJ

  • Holy Week: 6 Services held. Easter Services - over 150 in attendance!

  • Several outreach initiatives (see Outreach Report) including Bridge of Hope - 10 Easter dinners to families in need

Opportunities

  • Part Time Organist and Choirmaster: Search/Interviews Stage

  • Part Time Family Ministry Director: Forming Exploratory Committee

  • Replacement of damaged sign on Rt 401

  • West Vincent Community Day - May 15

  • Vacation Bible School planned for end of July

Dependencies (items that impact our ability to accomplish opportunities/goals)

  • Kickstarter campaign to support Family Ministry Director - more info to come

  • Volunteers Needed: Coffee Hour, Outreach, Choir - please let us know if you’re interested. We can use the help!

Challenges (items that pose obstacles)

  • Additional funding sources to support future projects and vision for growth

  • Congregational/member growth

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