Vestry Minutes March 15, 2020

ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS VESTRY RETREAT AND MEETING
March 15, 2020

Present:  Bob Bess, Keen Haynes, D.J. Mitchell, Kristy Pemberton, the Very Rev. Ron Pogue (Interim Rector), Becky Snell, Chris Mullaney, Julie Sutton.

Guest:  Sue Mitchell

Absent:  Bob Garrity, Linda Seeber and Ben Taylor

Such meeting of the Vestry of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church was held Sunday, March 15, 2020, via Zoom meeting during the COVID-19 Pandemic at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The minutes from the February 29th meeting and the financial report were approved.  Motion by Bess and seconded by Mullaney

The following topics were discussed:

  • Sue Mitchell provided an update on the Search Committee, they are scheduled to meet via Zoom on Sunday, March 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Stewardship:

  • Snell provided information that they will begin contacting potential new members to join the currently standing committee members.

Junior Warden Report

Bess provided an update on the Eagle Scout ongoing cleanup.  It is still scheduled to occur even during the quarantine.   It was recommended that after the pandemic has passed that we schedule a spring cleaning even if we do it in shifts to avoid mass numbers of helpers.  Punch list items would include the blinds in the sanctuary, pews, consumables and renewables.  Anika will provide a list of cleaning items the church already has and all members of the vestry agreed that as a group we would also provide anything that the church as lacking.  Bess will handle the sign-up list.

Senior Warden Report

Haynes has nothing new to report at this time.

Interim Rector’s Report

The Very Rev. Pogue asked for an action to be decided on a new computer for the office.  Liza and Haleigh are having to share a really old one.  Father Ron will check the budget for this, Mitchell said there is room in the budget for one new computer.  After much discuss, we all agreed to follow the direction of Father Ron, All approved.

Father Ron explained that no intinction will continue for the foreseeable future,

The Easter offering letter will go out next week.

Father Ron suggested that as Vestry members we begin reaching out to members of the congregation to check on them and see if there is any immediate needs.  We will keep a running list of how we can help as a group.

An update on the commissions, most groups have not met due to the crisis, but we will keep tabs on them and follow up.

We will need to vote on the parochial report, Father Ron will send it out via email this evening.

Pemberton suggested we continue to emphasize online giving during this pandemic.

Adjournment and Closing Prayer:

The Meeting was adjourned with prayer by The Vey Rev. Pogue at 3:00 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR VESTRY MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020 AT 12:30 PM, ONCE AGAIN VIA ZOOM.

Respectfully submitted,
Kristy Pemberton
Clerk

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