The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner will be with us on Sunday, March 23, 2014 to listen to where we are at this point in the interim period and in the rector search process, and to help us clearly articulate our vision and goals for ministry. Cannon Waggoner wants to hear us speak our mission and vision, and she will offer feedback on our articulation of that vision. That will help us understand how what we are saying will be heard by those who will be applying to be elected as the parish’s next rector.
We will have two Town Hall meetings. One will be following the 8:30 service and the other will be following the 10:30 service.
After the later Town Hall meeting, Canon Waggoner will meet briefly with the Vestry and the Search Committee together, just to make sure everyone is clear on the process and on responsibilities for both of these groups.
Study up on how you would articulate our vision, mission and values and plan to be present for one of the town hall meetings. Exciting times are ahead!
In case you are not sure exactly what our Vision, Mission and Values are, they are below. You can also download and print a PDF of these statements.
Vision, mission & values of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an open and accepting community where the love of Jesus lives and transforms through worship, education, fellowship and service in our church and in the world.
Our mission is to be Jesus Christ’s heart, hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith.
To accomplish our mission, St. Martin-in-the-Fields bases its decisions and actions on the following core values:
We see the purpose of our service as sharing the abundance of our resources, talents and love with each other in our community, country and around the world.
We provide Christian education for all ages throughout the week and on Sundays allowing us to deepen our understanding of God’s word and actions in history and in our lives. Our day school provides an exemplary and nurturing Christian learning environment.
With God’s grace we welcome with respect, empathy and awareness all whom God has created. We extend hospitality and compassionate understanding to all people and their ideas.
We are committed to trusting in God, inspired by the Spirit, persevering in hope, enriched by the Sacraments and worship style of The Episcopal Church.
We belong to an evolving and diverse community that expresses forgiveness through the generosity of the Holy Spirit, carrying out Christ’s work of reconciliation.