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A Letter from Peter

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, during Christmas week I had a basal skin cell cancer removed from my face; this type of cancer is typically confined and is eminently treatable. Reconstructive surgery followed on the first Wednesday in January. I had some complications that resulted in a second round of reconstructive surgery a couple of days later.

All this means that my recuperation will be prolonged. The staff, Wardens and I are working together to ensure that both day-to-day operations and long-term projects move forward as I step away for a time. At present I anticipate a period of complete rest, then a period of working from home, and finally returning to church. I cannot lay out an exact timetable other than we are talking weeks rather than days.

I greatly appreciate all your best wishes and expressions of concern. At present, it is best to contact me by postal mail. All cards and letters can be sent via Trinity (16 East 4th Street, Covington, KY 41011). I will keep you updated as my condition improves.

In the meantime, I ask for your patience and prayers.

Peter

Notice of special vestry meeting: Monday February 5th at 6:30 PM

The vestry decided in our last meeting to hold a special meeting in Febraury to review and pass the 2018 budget.  This meeting will take place on Monday February 5th at 6:30 in the upstairs meeting room.  As with all vestry meetings, all in the parish are invited to attend.  This special meeting focused on the budget will allow the vestry to focus on vestry formation and strategic topics in the vestry retreat, which is taking place the following weekend on February 10th, immediately before the annual parish meeting on February 11th.

Trinity Supper Groups - 2018 Edition

Sign-ups for the 2018 edition of the Trinity Supper Groups will run through January 20th using the form below or the form on the table outside the may room.

For those who are new to Trinity, supper groups are small (6-8 people), informal gatherings of Parishioners at their homes or a restaurant. Groups are open to couples or singles and will be announced near the beginning of February. If interested, please complete the information on the sign-up sheets located on the glass case next to the May Room or submit the information online via the form below.

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Vestry Agenda for January 8th, 2018

The vestry will be meeting this Monday January 8th, 2018.  Vestry meetings are open to all in the parish. The agenda for the next meeting is as follows:

6:30 PM - Start Time

Opening prayer and reflection
Sharing
Culture of Courtesy Covenant
Adoption of Consent Agenda
Adoption of December 2017 Vestry minutes

Hearing from the Parish

Old Business

  • Courtyard Update
  • Report from Security Task Force

New Business

  • Initial review of vestry dashboard
  • Review of topics / messages for budget hearing
  • Scheduling of special vestry meeting in Jan for budget review and February for the Retreat.
  • Appointment of vestry commission / committee liaisons
  • Communicating February meeting dates and commission minutes.
  • Election of officers - Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Vestry meeting procedural points:
    • Greater use of the Culture of Courtesy Covenant, so that everyone gets a say in every matter.
    • Time boxing topic discussions, knowing that we can extend the time at the end of a time block.
    • Using the Strategic Filter (and values and strategies) to support discussion and make decisions
    • Continue work on transparency within the Vestry and with the congregation.

We hope to see you there if you have something to share or there is a topic of interest.

Contact

Trinity Episcopal Church of Covington Kentucky
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Phone: 859-431-1786

Fax: 859-392-2361

Emergency Pastoral Care:
859-414-0990
 

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