Saturday, April 28, 2007

Deanery Web Team Meeting

Last Saturday, April 21, was a busy day in our Deanery. Some of us were celebrating confirmations at our Deanery Confirmation (part 1) held at St. David's in South Yarmouth. Some of us were cleaning beaches as part of Sending & Serving Saturdays. And our Web Sextons held a meeting of folks interested in writing a Congregational Development Grant on behalf of our Deanery to the Diocese. We had a lot of fun playing with software options and bouncing ideas off each other. Many thanks to those who came from as far away as Chatham, Plymouth, and Edgartown! For those unable to attend, we will meet again soon. You can contact the webteam at stbarnabasfalmouth dot org [email spelled out to foil spamming] for more information.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Wanted: Input on the Diocesan Budget

Who: Delegates, Deanery Reps, Parish folk

What: See announcement below...budget conversations...
Questions for Deanery Folk:
  • Who is going to which meeting?
  • Do we need to organize rides?

It is important to have our voices be heard now BEFORE the budget gets finalized. Our input is important!

Diocesan Announcement:

The series of budget conversations with the bishops continues on two upcoming Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.: April 10 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston and April 17 at the Church of Our Saviour (120 Center Street) in
Middleborough.

As work gets underway to create a proposed 2008 diocesan operating budget, the bishops and Budget Committee are asking for wide participation in the budget conversation, including making use of the deanery structure and representatives to Diocesan Council. Participants from congregations are urged to join in these
pre-budgeting meetings with their ideas, comments and prayers.

FOR INFORMATION: Steve Pierce, Treasurer’s Office (617/482-4826, ext. 501); spierce@diomass.org.