Dear PJs Community,
As we logged in to Zoom last Sunday at 1 pm, it was wonderful to see people's faces smiling in their little boxes. For those of you who were unable to attend, or maybe you were there and would love a reminder of what we discussed, or maybe you're a bit farther astray and curious about what's happening these days at PJs, here is a summary of the meeting!
The meeting opened with a prayer, then a photo slideshow compiled by Claire Cody and set to the music of Will Cleary and Drew Fermo. Special thanks to Tudy Hill, David Hill, and Max Clayton for providing many of the photos! You can rewatch it here:
After reviewing and approving the minutes from 2021, the meeting opened with a report from Robert Sheiman of the Whitneyville Cultural Commons to inform us on how the first year of our partnership has gone, what different groups have been using our building, and some exciting plans for the future. If you ever need to get in contact with Robert for reasons relating to the church building or inquiries about having an event at the church, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert's presentation was followed by reports from our wardens on our worship and community, updates on the priest-in-charge transition, and upcoming improvements to our building (the first step being new accessible, all-gender bathrooms in the hallway opposite the church office!). This report was followed by updates from Tudy Hill, our newly-titled Minister of Pastoral Care, Will Cleary, our music director, and David Hill, our treasurer. Tudy updated us on the work of the pastoral care team, and her roles in leading various aspects of our common worship. Will gave us an overview of tech updates and music challenges that continue through this pandemic, acknowledged the departure of our assistant music director, and mentioned some hopes for the next year of music at PJs. David presented an overview of this past year’s spending, and outlined the budget for this coming year. We closed the meeting by unanimously approving the slate of officers and new Vestry members, ending with a prayer.
The bottom line is that amidst many challenges and changes of the past year, the PJs community is strong and hopeful for the future!
Contact the church office if you're interested in receiving any materials from the meeting.
PJs Wardens and Vestry