Rector Search Committee: Calvary's Vestry Calls for Volunteers

          Calvary Search Committee Call for Volunteers          

July 20, 2017

The Calvary Vestry is establishing a Rector Search Committee and is calling for volunteers to serve. The Search Committee will be responsible for developing a profile of Calvary and for screening and interviewing candidates for Rector.  The Search Committee will be responsible for recommending one or more candidates to the Vestry to consider to be called.

If you are interested in serving on the Search Committee, please submit your name to Penny Brisson, Secretary to the Vestry.  Her contact information is penelopekbrisson@gmail.com or (502) 298-0557.  The deadline is August 7.  The Vestry will select a committee of nine – to represent a mix of ages, gender, length of membership and people who are involved in various ministries at Calvary.  

Search Committee members should expect to meet weekly over about a 6-month period, at a time and place to be determined by the Committee. They will select a chair from among themselves.  They must be willing to travel once or twice to visit candidates.

The main work of the Committee is active listening.  You will be asked to be part of a discernment and calling process which is a shared spiritual journey.  You do not need to be a human resources expert. 

Desirable characteristics for Search Committee members are:

·        Actively involved in the church as a community of faith

-       Good listeners, able to listen accurately and respectfully to a broad range of opinions

·        Able to maintain confidentiality

·        Team players – with significant emotional maturity 

If you have any questions, please contact Meg Scharre, Senior Warden or Don Snow, Junior Warden.

July 29th Dismantling Racism Workshop: Dr. Catherine Meeks

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Dr. Catherine Meeks, editor of “Living into God’s Dream:  Dismantling Racism” (Morehouse Publishing, 2016) will lead a workshop Dismantling Racism. 

The Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 29, in Dudley Fellowship Hall at Our Merciful Savior, 9:00 – 3:00.  Lunch will be served.

Workshop attendance is limited and Calvary has five slots.  While all the slots have been filled at this time, please contact Don Snow if you'd like to be waitlisted for this important event.  Don can be reached by email: don.snow46@gmail.com.

Outside the Workshop, there are two other opportunities to meet Dr. Meeks,

Meet and Greet:  Friday July 28th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church  6:30 pm  (check time)

Forum: Sunday July 30th at Christ Church Cathedral  12:30 pm 

Dr. Meeks is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies at Wesleyan College and serves as the Chair of the Beloved Community:  Commission on Dismantling Racism of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.  Dr. Meeks is a Provisional in the Society of St. Anna the Prophet.

This Workshop is made possible by Christ Church Cathedral.  Due to the close bonds that have been formed through the Urban Partnership, Dean Joan Pritcher has graciously extended this invitation to all Urban Partnership Parishes.  It’s one more example of fellowship and ministry at work through this partnership.