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Connecting to the Diocese

       

  Recognizing Ourselves as Part of the Whole

 

St. Mary's values the relationship with the Diocese. We look forward to the yearly visits from one of the three Bishops,  Shannon Sherwood Johnston, Susan E. Goff and Edwin "Ted" Gulick.  Vestry members and parishioners take advantage of attending workshops on such topics as Stewardship and Capital Campaigns.  Our newsletter, The Messenger, often features upcoming events, notifying parishioners of future opportunities.  We take full advantage of the Diocesan Website to glean information on suggestions regarding planned giving and to keep abreast of all that is happening on the Diocesan level.  The Vestry discusses all proposed resolutions and offers the same information to the parish for additional input.  A parishioner is the treasurer of Region 1.  He and another congregant attend monthly meetings.  Not only do they report on the happenings at St. Mary's but report back to the parish on the news from this Region.