Greetings Fellow St. David’s Parishioner!
I hope you had a very happy and blessed Easter! The purpose of this message is to provide a gentle reminder to you that we are currently in the process of conducting a Parish Survey as an integral phase of our search for a new Rector. The data that is gathered from the completed surveys will enable us to build our Parish Profile – a necessary component which will enable us to share our story as well as the needs and opportunities that closely represents St. David’s Episcopal Church to interested members of the Clergy to read as they prayerfully discern their fit for our parish.
We hope that you have already submitted your completed survey. IF you have, thank you for your participation and feedback in this critically important phase. If you have received your survey but have not yet filled it out, please take a few minutes to do so. If, by chance, you have not yet received either the on-line version (sent to your electronic device) or the hard-copy version (via postal mail), please let us know ASAP by either calling the church office at 323-2272 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for all surveys to be received by the Discernment Committee is 11:00 am Sunday, May 1, 2022. Once all of the responses have all been recorded, we will conduct two parish Focus Groups. The purpose of the focus group is to share the results of the survey with the congregation and to gather any additional feedback which will be useful in sharing our story with potential candidates for our Rector position. The dates of the Focus Group meetings are Sun., May 15 and Sun., May 22. Both meetings will be live streamed on ZOOM, will be interactive, and will take place shortly after the end of church service in the Great Hall during Coffee Hour. We hope that you will be able to attend either one of the focus group meetings!
As of this date, we have collected 35 completed surveys, which is 28% of the total field. With your support, we hope to achieve a much better return rate! Thank you for your assistance and participation!
Blessings to all,
The Discernment Committee
St. David’s Episcopal Church