A Parish in Transisiton: Information about Our Search Process
Discernment Process Underway...and We Ask for Your Prayers
(June 25) Even though the Search Committee’s official commissioning was held during the 10 AM service on Jun. 25, we have begun the discernment process. As we continue our work on behalf of the parish, we ask you that you support us in prayer:
God you are wisdom and light. We come to you seeking your guidance as we discern who will lead us closer to you, and lead us in mission. Help our search committee to have listening hearts and open minds. Enliven each of us with hope, trusting your guiding hand in our search process. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit. Amen.
Summary Results of the Rector Search Survey
(May 20) A summary of the results of the Rector Search Survey is now available. Click here to download a copy. A limited number of print copies are also available for pick up in the Parish Hall. Included in the summary is information from the April 2 parish forums where the timeline for our search was presented and small group discussions were held.
Thank you to everyone who has participated by attending a forum, completing a survey, or voicing your ideas and concerns.
"What would you want a new Rector to know about St. Michael's?"
(May 9) It should come as no surprise that this word cloud generated from your answers to question #10 on the Rector Search Survey prominently features "community." A word cloud is a visual representation of text where greater size and color are given to words that appear more frequently.
Beginning with the Apr. 2 parish forums, the Profile Committee has been gathering the information necessary for our Community Ministry Portfolio (CMP), the document that will introduce us to potential candidates. Thank you to everyone who has participated by attending a forum, completing a survey, or voicing your ideas and concerns to members of the Profile and Search Committees. These thoughtful comments are exactly what is needed to complete the CMP. We are very pleased to report that 69 surveys were submitted. The Profile Committee is now putting the finishing touches on the CMP and also preparing summaries of the survey and forum data. Our target date to distribute an easily readable summary of the survey results is Sat., May 20. Print copies will be available at church on Sun., May 21.
We are on track to submit the CMP to the Diocesan Director of Transition Ministry by Jun. 1, the target date set by the Vestry. Once the CMP has been approved and posted, the Profile Committee will disband and the Search Committee (Mick Sutter (chair), Beth Addington, Rick Hightower, Helen Hines, and Cindy Matlack) will begin its work. Please keep both committees in your prayers as we strive to best represent St. Michael's.