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Interim Rector: Reverend Edward G. ...
Interim Rector: Reverend Edward G. Rice
All Saints Episcopal Church 50th Anniversary Gala
Former All Saints rector Rev. Ted Rice offered the closing prayer and served as guest preacher at both All Saints' services on Sunday, January 11.
Present: Rev. Ted Rice, ...
Present: Rev. Ted Rice, Ralph Cornwell, Susan Dean-Olson, Prue Fitts, Wayne Ghirardini, Don Hargy, Pat McLaughlin, Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler, Phil Wasmuth and Lee White
and another guest reminded everyone that it is the stated responsibility of the Vestry
to assume these types of responsibilities where the welfare of the Church and congregation are concerned.
Committee for the Homeless Rector Ted Rice
reported that he
is getting together a committee of parishioners to deal with the issue of homelessness in Wolfeboro.
At this time there are about four people who have expressed interest.
noted that there are eight to ten community groups who could help with this concern.
was not sure who would do this.
Ted is looking into forming a Mission Committee that could take over this job as well as work with other programs that call All Saints home.
Financial Stewardship Ted recommended an approach to annual Stewardship using a program called New Consecration Sunday.
It uses a faith based method which has proven to have good results.
It is a "canned" program that focuses on one Sunday with a visiting leader, a catered meal, commitment cards, and letters going out to those who could not attend.
When asked why we would need this, Ted
answered that the results seem to be good and it is relatively easy to implement.
Attending will be Rector Rice, Linda Syracusa, Pru Fitts, Nancy Ghirardini, and the two teachers.
While these are difficult decisions to be made in difficult times, Lee White and Rector Rice pointed out that it is the Vestry's responsibility to keep our Church and the people in it as safe as possible.
Rector Rice discussed his activities and concerns some of which were: 1)Committees to take on various responsibilities in the Church; 2)Stewardship; 3)the Nursery School; 4)Vestry Forums.
Visitor Jane Milligan requested that the old secretary's office off the Narthex be officially designated for storage of ECW dining supplies, with shelves and cupboards to be built.
was asked to come back with plans and costs for this good idea.
Present: Rev. Ted Rice, Ralph Cornwell, Susan Dean-Olson, Prue Fitts, John Foster, Wayne Ghirardini, Pat McLaughlin, Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler, Phil Wasmuth and Lee White
Following a period of silence, Rev. Rice
opened the meeting with readings and prayer at 11:37.
Lee and John reported that the police have identified the man who broke into the office as the same person who has come often to the Church to ask Donna for money and who has turned down the opportunity to meet with Ted
concurred, saying that once policy is set, it is his
and Donna's job to implement those plans.
Rev. Ted Rice's Rector's Report
Settling in Ted
reported that he
is moving files from the Rector's office to the main office.
Youth Group Ted has gotten together with the Interim minister at the Congregational Church
who is enthusiastic about planning joint Youth Group activities.
Financial Stewardship Ted would like to get together with the Vestry
regarding stewardship plans.
has ideas and materials.
Prue agreed to work with Ted
on this matter.
Rector's Report to the Vestry
activities and plans since he
began at All Saints.
Of special interest is his meeting the Interim Minister at the Congregational Church to work on a joint youth group.
Present: Rev. Ted Rice, Don Hargy, Prue Fitts, John Foster, Wayne Ghirardini, Pat McLaughlin, Phil Wasmuth and Lee White
Following a period of silence, Rev. Rice
opened the meeting with readings and prayer at 11:48.
summarized the history of our relationship with the young man who has made All Saints his
home since November, 2011: The young man, who had been removed from his
family's home but had a job at Brewster, first appeared sleeping in the choir loft in November.
Expenses were unusually high due to 1)the final payment to the diocesan Fair Share; 2)higher than usual hospitality expenses for the receptions for Randy; 3)the moving expenses for Rev. Rice
will be going.
Rev. Rice's Report to the Vestry Ted Rice
members with a printed report of his
activities since his
interest or concerns for the Vestry and planning for the future.
Please see your copy for details.
reported that his
office hours to meet with people would be on Monday through Thursday from 10am to 1or 2pm.
would encourage people to make appointments and that he
would try to keep to time frames.
Ted would like to meet with each Vestry member individually over breakfast or lunch in order to get to know them better and to find out what their interests and concerns may be.
spoke of having a Vestry Retreat where we could focus on goal setting.
encouraged that we meet with leaders of the various organizations on a regular basis noting that leadership is best when the Vestry and lay leaders communicate, thus incorporating more people in sharing ministry.
Furnishing the condo Ted
noted that he
will need to be reimbursed by the church for some furnishing of the unfurnished apartment.
Such a request is acceptable according to the Diocese.
Housing Resolution for Rev. Rice
presented us with copies of the Housing Resolution and letter to Ted
established by the Vestry
on July 15, 2012.
This resolution required by the IRS states that Ted is employed by All Saints Church, Wolfeboro, which provides him with a compensation of $54,508.50 for 2012, $20,000 of which is his housing allowance.
It also states that, according to the Internal Revenue Codes, an ordained minister is allowed to exclude the parsonage compensation from his
gross taxable income.
Ted Rice, 215-732-2515 email@example.com
St. Lucie Sheriff's Office
Welcome: Dr. David Thompson, Senior Chaplain, SLSO, Rev. Ted Rice, Pastor, St. Peter Ministry Center