Happy New Year, St. Andrew's! As we enter into 2023 I can’t help but think back at all that was accomplished last year, and then imagine what this next year holds for us at the church. There is a key ingredient tied to our future, and it’s you. Last year was a success due to the committed and active people we have in our church community. From coffee hour to altar guild to fundraisers to ushers to acolytes to vestry to teachers to outreach, to… well, the list goes on, and we couldn’t do what we do without these precious volunteers.
And although we have many involved, there are hands that are idle. If you are not involved, we miss you, and we can do so much more with you. So, for 2023, if you are ready to get involved or you want to do more, let Rev'd Ben, me, or anyone on the vestry know. We will happily help you engage in areas where you can use your unique gifts and talents to help support the mission of St. Andrew's. I’m certain you’ll be thankful you did, so what are you waiting for?
Here’s a summary of our current Highlights, Opportunities, and Dependencies as a church:
Big focus on 2023 pledges. Thanks to all who are supporting St. Andrew's financially, and any stretch giving made to help sustain all our ministry functions of the church.
Bridge of Hope, Christmas dinner outreach for 10 families in need.
Great participation and performance of our Christmas Pageant.
Lessons & Carols service and a fabulous reception.
Christmas Eve services with wonderful music selections
Vestry positions for February
Episcopal 101 Class starting in January
Celebrate Confirmation Sunday with the Bishop in February
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Dependencies (items that impact our ability to accomplish opportunities/goals)
We need volunteers for Coffee Hour
Vestry positions - openings in February for next term
Completion of 2023 pledge commitments to finalize budget