Guided by the Holy Spirit and by Fr. Andrew's wishes, we offer the below report of our activities to date:
Your Transition Team has now met three times, and we are focused on helping our St. Margaret's community and our new Rector begin a caring, solid relationship, grounded in our Episcopal Church tradition and our faith in Jesus.
We will provide regular updates to our parish community and regular reports to the Vestry on our progress and needed input.
We seek to honor Fr. Andrew in this time as he prepares to say goodbye to his current parish, so we are in limited contact with him to ascertain his wishes and keep him informed about all steps we are taking as a Transition Team.
We have initiated a Welcome Book for Fr. Andrew. We've sent an email to all Ministry Leaders requesting their contributions to this book by providing information about their ministries and also answering two specific questions from him. We have received quite a few ministry descriptions so far, and we look forward to completing this section of the book by June 21, 2020.
We have also begun to collect resource information about the Greater Palm Desert community, both digital and in print.
We will keep you apprised during this time, and we continue to welcome your comments, suggestions, and ideas. We thank those of you who have expressed support and even pleasure at the work we are doing on behalf of the parish to welcome Fr. Andrew to St. Margaret's.