January 16, 2020
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Annual Parish Meeting
This Sunday
The meeting will be held after the 9:30 service in the Parish Hall. The agenda includes:

        Election of Vestry 
       Election of Delegate to Diocesan Convention
       Budget Presentation
       Annual Reports
       Interim Rector’s Address 

All are encouraged to attend. Annual meetings during an interim period are especially important. Decisions are being made about finances, leadership and priorities that will shape St. Paul’s for the next decade. Come and hear about the work that is being done. Come and provide feedback and insight for the work yet to be done. 
Meet the Nominees
Nominated for the 3 open vestry positions for 3 year terms: 

Greta Philips-Ford has been a member of St Paul’s Episcopal church since 1987 when she transferred from St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Sioux City, IA. Greta moved to Key West permanently when working for Mel Fisher’s Treasure Salvors and met her husband Thomas Ford. They were married at St Paul’s in 1988 and have baptized their two girls Effie and Caitlin Ford at St Paul’s. While the children were growing up, Greta served on the vestry, taught Sunday school, organized the youth group and re-started the youth choir. St. Paul’s has been a been a part of their family including Tom’s family since they have been on the Island. The fellowship, family community, and traditions of St Paul’s are important to her. She is the Executive Director for Caribe Nautical Services in Key West.

Bruce Hagemann has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2003.  During that time, he has been an active participant at the church.  He was a co-convener with the Integrity Chapter when St. Paul’s had an active Integrity Chapter.   He has also served on the vestry two times and was on the last Search Committee when Father Larry Hooper was called.  He is currently on the rector search committee, as well as the vestry. He is the administrator of the TRUE Fund and is also the verger.  He is employed with Silver Airways as the Station Manager at Key West.
 
Pamela McCloud has attended St. Pauls since 2012 when she first started visiting Key West from Maryland. Since settling here full time with her husband Jim in 2017, her work with St. Paul's has included coordinating food preparation for high school students, serving as an office volunteer and a member of the Centennial Committee, and assisting with SCMS performances. In Maryland, Pamela served on vestry, cathedral chapter, diocesan council and as a delegate to convention. She also coordinated a church food pantry and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and a cold weather shelter. She spent her professional career in international development in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Nominated for Diocesan Convention Delegate
for a two year term:

Susanne Woods attended St.Paul’s as a yearly visitor beginning in 1988 and has been a full-time congregant since 2006. She has served on the vestry, including two years as senior warden, and has chaired a rector search committee and co-chaired the search committee for our current bishop. She is currently co-chair of the Committee for Celebrating the Diocese’s 50th Anniversary and also serves on the Board of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. She is a retired university professor and administrator who lives full time on Sugarloaf Key with her partner, Anne Shaver, and their two cats. 
Search Committee Update
The members of the search committee met Monday, January 13. They agreed to a meeting schedule of 1st and 3rd Mondays, formed a committee to write the parish profile, and laid out the next steps, procedures, and process to follow for the search effort. Stay tuned for more updates.
Performing Tonight at 7 PM!
Vocal Music Through the Ages
Southernmost Chamber Music Society
The Parish Hall
Upcoming Musical Performances

Jan 18, 7 pm:  Dances and Divisions, Early Music Key West, Parish Hall, Tickets  

Jan 26, 4 pm: Trio Gaspard, Impromptu, Sanctuary, Tickets

Feb 6, 7 pm: Guitar recital, Mateo, Parish Hall
Centennial Celebration
Save the Date

On Sunday, February 2 at the 9:30 am service, the Rt. Rev. Peter Eaton will celebrate and rededicate our church, the 4th building on the same site. 
Memorial Bricks
New Deadline January 31st
To memorialize your loved ones, you are invited to purchase personalized bricks as a legacy for a family member, friend, pet, or even to honor a business. Sales to date have been encouraging. Proceeds will be used to fund a centennial celebration.
The 4" X 8" bricks are similar to the current bricks in the Memorial Garden. Each may contain up to 3 lines and up to 18 characters per line. The cost for each is $100. In addition, you have the option of ordering Donor Tiles, 1" ½ x 3" replicas of your donation, for $25 each, as well as Donor Certificates for your home or office for $12.
 
Place your order here and complete the information form. You will then have the option of paying by credit card or check. Any unused proceeds will go to the Memorial Fund.
For questions, contact Sarah Kindinger  sakindinger@gmail.com
Reminders
Sunday school, 9:30 AM, Holy Innocents Hall, Upstairs
This Sunday's bulletin here
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