Next Sunday November 1st is our Every Member Visitation.
This year instead of handing out pledge cards, a group of volunteers from St. Mary's will be calling you following the Service to make an appointment to come visit you in the privacy of your home.
The purpose of the visit is not only to ask for your pledge support in 2016 but to also discuss St. Mary's. This will be your opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and dreams for the church in a private manner. Your words will be brought back to the Vestry's attention.
The Diocese is looking for an increase in your support for St. Mary's before they allow us to begin searching for a full time priest.
We all know the the importance of having a full time priest. From having 24 hour pastoral care, a representative in the community and most importantly a leader to guide in our journey together.
Having your pledge card on November 1st will also allow the Finance Committee and Vestry to prepare a budget for next year and not be under a crush for time as has happened in years past.
We appreciate your cooperation and continued support of St. Mary's.