Dear Members and Friends of All Saints’ Clinton,
I would like to report on the meeting held Wednesday 8/3/2016 with the Search Committee, the Vestry, and The Rev. d’Rue Hazel (our Transition Officer from The Diocese). The Transition Process of calling a new Rector was reviewed by d’Rue.
As announced in last Sunday’s Newsbytes, members of the Search Committee are
Forrest Adair, Marlene Halbert, Cindy Perry, Charles Rains, Janet Roberts, Oliver Roosevelt III, and Le Ann Watson. Janet Roberts will serve as Chair of the Search Committee and Neal Prater will be the Vestry Liaison. Please thank these persons for their important service.
We are blessed at All Saints. Father Morgan has given us almost a year to prepare for his retirement in December 2016. We are very fortunate to have his steady and calm leadership, excellent preaching, and pastoral care as we actively enter the Transition Process.
We all know that communication is essential during this period of transition. We want to keep you informed of the steps of the process. Updates and information will be available:
(1) at Announcements on Sundays.
(2) electronically in the weekly Newsbytes. Please note that a paper copy of the Newsbytes will be sent by mail for those not on email.
(3) on our website. The website is being updated so this is not yet available.
In keeping with Diocesan requirements for confidentiality, we ask that you not ask members of the Search Committee or Vestry specific questions about the search process and/or potential candidates. They are unable to answer as they must maintain strict confidentiality. If you know of a potential priest who you think would be a good candidate, please ask that person directly to consider applying. They will know how to do this!
The Vestry and Search Committee ask that you pray for All Saints’ Clinton. A prayer that we have been including in the service is:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
From The Book of Common Prayer, page 818
Dot Wilson, Sr. Warden