The Vestry has been hard at work on several projects assigned to special task forces. A security task force, with Vestry approval, has engaged a firm that specializes in church security to complete a security plan for St. Luke’s. That firm will provide a detailed analysis, plan of action and procedure manuals that address safety and security issues associated with our building and operations. In the coming months their designed training sessions will be rolled out to various staff, vestry and volunteer groups. Another task force has been working with the Property Committee to determine a multi year plan to deal with the care and maintenance issues of our buildings. These plans will recommend the priority of addressing the issues and the budget required to complete those plans.
Also hard at work are vestry members associated with standing committees such as Stewardship, Finance and Property. The Stewardship Committee is working on the plans and design of the 2020 stewardship campaign which will be announced in the coming weeks. The Finance Committee and our Treasurer are working with the staff and various other committees to propose a 2020 budget for a vote at the November vestry meeting.
Last, and certainly not least is the work the Vestry is coordinating with the Rector Search Committee to craft and approve the Parish Profile. It is expected to be approved by the bishop and ready for publication in the near future. (Note: this was written before the Parish Profile went live online on Oct. 20.)