The parish Annual Meeting will take place “virtually” on Sunday, February 28, with key business to include the election of new Vestry members and voting on several proposed changes in our bylaws.
For the continued functioning of our parish, it is vital that you attend.
Disclosure: In this time of pandemic, nobody has figured it ALL out, but we need you here/there.
In this rare time, we must elect more Vestry members than usual because of a near train wreck between terms ending and members having moved and resigned. And we must have a quorum of parish members to do the business of the Annual Meeting.
The Vestry approved the election slate of new Vestry members proposed by the Nominating Committee: Laura Atkinson, Alix Elverson, Becky Gutiérrez, Curt Hartleben, and Antonio Pípoli.
Independent nominations for election to the Vestry may be made in writing by parish members to the chair of the Nominating Committee, Frances Bruton, at email@example.com. , as well as by members from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Besides Bruton, the Nominating Committee this year is composed of Jackie Gay, Adolfo Crespo, Anne Meyer, and Senior Warden Jennifer Holden.
Look in your e-mail no later than next Sunday, February 7, for both more information about the Vestry candidates, as well as the text of the bylaw proposals.
Many other details, including the precise time of the meeting and how voting will be done, are still being worked out.
The Vestry is, mostly, the group elected by the congregation to be led by the Rector under the authority of the Bishop to attend to mostly non-ecclesiastical matters in guiding the parish.
The meeting will be “virtual,” that is, by video conferencing over the Internet and specifically the Zoom Web site. The usual limit of 40 minutes for a free call isn’t relevant, because the parish has an account that’s otherwise used for Sunday coffee hours and other meetings.
If you are unfamiliar with how Zoom works, there are a number of places on the Internet where you can pick how you want to get up to speed. It’s highly user-friendly.
In English, you can see many “teach me” options at https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=how+to+use+zoom+2021&ia=webs OR
You can decide to learn by reading or watching videos, or both.
For this meeting, we will send a link in next week’s update that will take you to an online registration form. Just fill in your details and over the following 24 hours you will be sent a link to use on the day of the meeting.
It is possible to download the Zoom Mobile App to many cellphones and view and speak through your phone. You can also dial into a Zoom meeting, which would let you be heard but not seen.
Not to put too fine a point on it, this is not a matter of age, but of will.
Take a look: It really is easy.
Christ Church needs you in this moment and as ever – and especially in this, yet another time of crisis in which only God and you have brought us thus far.
And spread the word.
Finally, a reminder for all seasons: When you pay your pledge or make any financial donation online, please inform our parish accountant Edgar Gómez at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at the parish office, 55 5202-0949 or 55 5520-3763.
For January 31, 2021