GEC vestry minutes

Voice of the Vestry: We don’t need a canoe

by Clare Andreasson, Senior Warden “What you need,” said my father, in a voice weighted with authority and experience, “is a canoe.” My husband and I and our two children were in the midst of a long season of changes for our young family which left us feeling fragmented, fearful, and disconnected from one another.  …

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Vestry minutes – 5/16/2017

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Karl Bastian, James Deaton, Maria DiStefano-Post, Eddie Grim, Kathryn Holl, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Bill Smith, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Wescott (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None Staff Present:  Ann Hackett   Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: Carlton opened with prayer and we checked in with one another. …

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Vestry minutes – 12/20/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer asking the Holy Spirit to give us wise …

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Vestry minutes – 11/15/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable, Ward Kuhn Staff Present:    None Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened in prayer.  We checked in with …

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Keep your heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God

By Sue Kelly Growing up, my family moved about every five years for my dad’s job as an electrical engineer with General Electric.  My parents were from Michigan but we lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New York.  Sometimes the moves were an adventure but as I became a teenager, they became more traumatic.  (Think …

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Vestry minutes – 7/20/2016

Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Staff Present: Ann Hackett   Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: Carlton began with a prayer and then reminded us to …

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Vestry minutes – 5/17/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Keith Bonner, Barbara Klugh, Mark Stackable, Rick Taylor Staff Present:  Ann Hackett   Clergy Present: none Scripture & Study:  Barbara opened with a prayer. …

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Vestry minutes – 04/19/2016

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  none Staff Present:  none Clergy Present: none Scripture & Study: Donna opened with a prayer and check-in.  Eddie read the parable of the vine …

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Vestry minutes – 3/15/2016

Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable Staff Present: Clergy Present: The Rev. Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Katheryn read from 1 Corinthians and Father Tim of …

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Vestry minutes – 01/12/2016

Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink(Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None. Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Katheryn led the vestry in a discussion of the Wedding at Cana found in John …

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Vestry minutes – 11/17/2015

November 17, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Tim Hamilton, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Daniel summarized the Ten Commandments for …

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Vestry minutes – 10/20/2015

October 20, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Daniel led us in a discussion about transition, and the …

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