The meeting opened with prayers. The Rev. Gary Commins provided an update on the newly formed opportunities for adult education and spiritual development.
Neil Marks (Finance Committee Chair) presented a proposed 2019 budget to the Vestry, noting that there are currently 68 pledge units totaling $265,300, which is similar to last year’s results at the same time. The vestry approved the 2019 budget with a slight deficit of less than $500 as recommended by the Finance Committee. The vestry expressed its gratitude to the Finance Committee for its commitment and hard work in developing the 2019 budget.
Mike Martins presented the November Finance Report, noting that revenue continues to exceed budget and since the expenses are closely in line with the budget, a surplus will be expected at the end of the year.
The Profile Committee provided an update on its activities, and they plan to present a draft of the Parish Profile at a January 27, 2019 town hall meeting.
Marymae Henley noted that the Merry Marketplace Committee donated left over items from their sale to Holy Trinity Thrift Shop, which sent a thank you letter acknowledging our long-standing relationship.
Joel Herbert noted that the church’s new website is expected to launch in the beginning of next year.
Tony Bousanti said he is continuing to coordinate with the diocese, which is developing guidelines for church security challenges. The meeting closed with a prayer.