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Annual Parish Meeting & Annual Reports

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2022 Annual Parish Meeting 
JANUARY 30, 2022, 2:00PM

The annual Parish meeting was held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, via Zoom. Ms. Deanie Anderson, Senior Warden, presided over the meeting which was called to order at 2:11pm.  
1. Call to Order
Having met the quorum, the meeting was called to order at 2:11pm. Forty-seven parishioners attended the meeting.

2. Reflection
The Senior Warden provided a reflection.

3. Opening Remarks
The Senior Warden provided opening remarks which focused on how the COVID pandemic
impacted church functioning. She reported that the Vestry made the decision to resume in-person worship beginning next Sunday, 2/26/2022. Temperature checks and masks will be required, with parishioners seated in alternating pews to mitigate close contact. The Senior Warden further reported that during the service, parishioners who wish to receive blessings for birthdays, anniversaries and travel will remain in the pews rather than coming to chancel.
The Senior Warden reported on the resumption of the Holy Eucharist with wine during Sunday services. The wine will be distributed in individual cups, courtesy of the Mother’s Union.

4. Acceptance of Minutes from 2021 Annual Meeting
There were no corrections to the minutes. The Junior Warden moved that the minutes from last year’s annual meeting be accepted. Cheryl Thomas seconded the motion.

5. Matters Arising from Minutes
There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Report on Diocesan Convention
Brian Roman reported that the Convention was held via Zoom from 9am-3pm. He reported that the Bishop’s report emphasized self-care, given the impact of the pandemic on everyone. Mr. Roman’s report also highlighted the Convention’s agenda, from passing resolutions to creating a task force on Black ministries.

7. Nomination of Candidates
Fredericka Hamilton was nominated an Alternate to the Convention. The nomination was
seconded and accepted.
Avril George was nominated as a Delegate to the Convention. The nomination was seconded and accepted.
Egerton Forster-Jones was nominated as a Delegate to the Convention. The nomination was seconded and accepted.St. John’s Episcopal/Anglican Church
There were no candidates for the Youth Representative position.
A motion was made by Mr. Roman to close the nominations. Motion was seconded by the Senior Warden.
A Zoom poll was delivered to all participating voting parishioners on the roster of candidates, with a “yes” or “no”.
Sonia Anderson received most votes for Junior Warden. All candidates for Delegates and
Alternate to the Diocesan Convention prevailed as they were unopposed.
A second Zoom poll was delivered to participating voting parishioners for candidates to the
Vestry. The candidates: Jennifer Elba, Neil Knights, Hannah Rogers-Wright, Paul Ruffins, and Cheryl Thomas.
Jennifer Elba, Neil Knights, and Hannah Rogers-Wright were elected as new Vestry members.
An additional poll was launched to elect a candidate to fill the remainder of the incoming Junior Warden’s vestry member term. Paul Ruffins and Cheryl Thomas were the candidates. Mr. Ruffins was elected to fill the last Vestry vacancy.

8. Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer provided a report on the church’s financial position and the overall health of the parish. FY2021 ended:
Unrestricted = $11K
Restricted = $4k (includes funds received from the Diocese for Outreach and Vestry-
designated funds from second Sunday collection)
41 parishioners pledged which represents 35 percent of the operating budget.

9. Election Results
The candidates were given an opportunity to offer remarks on their election to the Vestry.

10. Adjournment & Closing Prayer
Closing prayer offered by Diana Edwards

Meeting adjourned at 4:26pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Simone Bramble, Clerk of the Vestry


2021 Annual Parish Meeting 

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom



2021 Annual Reports

Annual Reports for the year 2021 (also Diocesan Convention 2021)
(as presented at the Annual Parish meeting on January 31, 2021)

Download the full Annual Report in PDF format:

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