The Vestry gave the Living Our Values Commission (LOVC) the task of working with you, the members of All Saints, to decide upon a Principal Mission Project for our Parish. Our goal is for All Saints Members to decide upon the Project this year to be presented to the church membership in the 2021 Annual Meeting.
We will use the same definition for consensus, a broad agreement, that we used in developing our Core Values. The Mission Project will focus on a major area of need in our Calvert County community and be long-term, not a quick fix. The mission should be so important that we as a Parish are willing to focus our time, talent and abilities on it.
The importance of our decision is seen in our guiding principles for deciding: to love our neighbors as ourselves, witness to our faith in Christ by our deeds and express who we are as a congregation. It will also become an important factor in calling our new rector whom we would expect to wholeheartedly support it.
We begin the process with some brainstorming and input from you the Parish members over the next several weeks, giving members a chance to participate through various means: e-mails, website, direct mailing now and, when services resume, suggestion boxes and bulletins.
We will take the suggestions from the brainstorming and members will begin voting to find the top three preferences. Our target is to identify the top three by mid-August.
We will then take the top three and invite experts during September (or October) to give a presentation on the top three contenders (at coffee time). We will decide on the top one from those three at a facilitated meeting in November. The one chosen by consensus at that meeting will then be presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting for ratification.
Below we have included ideas for Principal Mission that the Living Our Values Commission has collected from the interviews with members during the Core Values process and from further discussion with members. They are for brainstorming starters.
Please read the list of ideas. Then give us your ideas by one of the following ways:
a. Your top 1, 2, or 3 preferences from the list.
b. Your top 1 or 2 preferences from the list and your own idea(s), up to 3
c. None from the list, but your own idea(s) up to 3.
When choosing from the list, you may use the numbers and letters to report your preferences.
Email your votes and any comments to Sherrill Munn, Co-Chair of Living Our Values Commission, at
r by direct mail Sherrill Munn, 5961 Sunderleigh Drive, Sunderland, MD 20689. If you have questions, call Sherrill Munn, 410-286-7586.
A Great Big Thank You!
Once again, the Living Our Values Commission very much appreciate your participation in this important process. Your involvement is a great help to the LOVC and a good next step to finding God’s will through the collective inspiration of our members.