posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019
by Saint Thomas Church Staff
The Strategic Planning Working Group will complete its planning process by the end of June. As the focus will soon turn to drafting the plan document for our parish and choir school, Wellspring Consulting will host a final round of parish gatherings on Sunday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 21. We look forward to seeing you as Wellspring and members of our Strategic Planning Working Group present some of their findings and recommendations, followed by time for your questions and comments.
- For those who attend the 9am mass: 9:45-10:30am in the Living Room of the Parish House.
- For those who attend the 11am mass: 12:30-1:15pm in Andrew Hall.
- For those who attend evensong at 4pm: 5:15-6pm in the Living Room of the Parish House
- For those who attend weekday services: Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30-7:15pm in Andrew Hall.
Refreshments will be provided.
The Strategic Planning Working Group has been meeting regularly since last September. Alongside Wellspring Consulting, we have engaged with over 250 parishioners, staff, and friends in parish meetings, focus group, and individual interviews. We conducted an online survey and received a very gratifying 1,126 responses. From your input and from Working Group discussions, we are developing a workable plan to address the challenges we face today and welcome the opportunities that lie ahead. Throughout this process we have been exploring ways to grow our membership as well as to secure the finances and future of the Choir School. It is important to remember that there is much work to be done and it will not be easy. Several task forces will be formed to carry out the many facets of the plan. We are counting on everyone’s support in the months and years to come to ensure that our strategic plan is a success.
Once the strategic plan has been approved by the Development Committee and the Vestry, the final document will be prepared for publication to the parish. This coming September, we will have a special coffee hour to celebrate everyone’s efforts as we launch our several initiatives.
Many thanks to all who have helped in this important project.