Springtime at Advent

Spring has finally sprung. The gardens around the church are colorful and the grass is growing. The renovations at the PCOC are underway. Moving the offices and renovating the PCOC will enable us to continue to plan for the future. The revenue generated from renting the PCOC will be set aside in a capital fund to finance projects in the future to maintain and improve the main church building. HVAC systems, parking lots, sound systems, windows and on and on only have a certain life expectancy.

The kitchen and the first floor bath are almost complete. The remaining work cannot be completed until the offices are moved to the south building of the church complex. We hope to complete the move sometime in June.

The St. Nicholas, St. Ann and Library are the designated spots for the church offices. St. Nicholas has been painted and new carpeting installed. We are meeting this week with our telephone contractor to begin installation of the new phone system, security cameras and magnetic locking system for the outside door.

The vestry has decided to initiate a series of town hall meetings to increase communication with the entire congregation. These will be informal sessions where a vestry member will give a short presentation on the activities of a particular area of their responsibility. Following the presentation the floor will be open to any and all questions about any item the congregation would like to discuss. The first town hall will be a follow-up on the PCOC move. The meeting will be held on June 3 between the 8:45 and 10:15 service.

We have a duty to plan for the future of our congregation. Those who preceded us gave us a beautiful campus; a wonderful place to worship. We owe future generations nothing less.

George James, Senior Warden