A Message from Dean Thomason
An Annual Meeting Like No Other
Dear friends,
Like most other parts of life in the past year, the pandemic has prompted us to adapt our Annual Parish Meeting to accommodate the gathering of community virtually, the election of lay leaders electronically, and the celebration of our common life using Zoom. I marvel and give thanks for the ways this community has adapted, even thrived in the last year! Yes, the Annual Meeting affords us the chance to conduct a bit of business, but the real purpose is to gather and celebrate, to commend ourselves to one another and to God. I hope you will join in that opportunity to be together, to see the faces of those familiar and new, and to revel in the generous bonds of affection we share in this place. It will be an Annual Meeting like no other, I assure you!

All the details that you need to connect and participate can be found below.
The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector

The meeting will have three sessions across two Sundays.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M. Join using this Zoom link.
  • Call to Order, Election Rules (adapted), Report of the Nominating Committee, Nominations from the Floor, then Recess until January 31 at 9:30 a.m.

At the regular coffee hour following the 11 a.m. service in January 24, candidates for Vestry will be present for an informal meet-and-greet.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 9:45-10:30 A.M. Join using this Zoom link.
  • Call to Order, Elections, Reports, then Recess for Worship via Livestream

Dean Thomason's sermon during the service on January 31 will serve as the Dean's Report to the Parish.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 11:45 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Join using this Zoom link.
  • Close Elections and Certify Results. Message from the Bishop. Awards and Recognitions by Dean Thomason, Closing Prayer, Adjourn

The full agenda may be found here, or you may download a printable pdf here.

All the candidates running for Vestry or Diocesan Convention Delegate may be seen here, along with general information about the election. Each candidate has submitted a brief personal statement. In addition, candidates for Vestry have submitted brief video introductions. For Vestry, there are eight candidates for four open positions. For Diocesan Convention Delegate, there are six positions and six candidates, typically elected as a single slate. Additional nominations may be made from the floor during Session 1 of the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Voting will take place via a special web link sent out during the meeting on January 31. If you cannot use Zoom, or if you plan to join the meeting over the phone, or have limited internet access, or if you have any other concerns, you may phone Erik Donner in the cathedral office at 206.323.0300 x217. Erik will record your vote anonymously and keep your vote strictly confidential. You must call between Monday, January 25 at 9 a.m. and Friday, January 29 at 4 p.m. to be counted.

On January 19, 2021, The Vestry of St. Mark’s Cathedral Parish approved the Amendment to the Cathedral Bylaws to expand the definition of “Parish Communicants in Good Standing” to include those who were unable to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion at least three times in the previous year due to the pandemic. See the full notice of the adoption of this change here.

Topic: Annual Parish Meeting
Time: Jan 24, 2021 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
       Every week on Sun, until Jan 31, 2021, 2 occurrence(s)
       Jan 24, 2021 09:30 AM
       Jan 31, 2021 09:30 AM

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