Here's a look at some of the active committees of Grace Church:
A Vestry is the governing body of an Episcopal parish. A well- developed Vestry typically functions as a "council of elders," gathering and sharing information and resources to continuously renew and lead the mission of the congregation.
Most parishes, including Grace Church, are best served by hands-on Vestry members who devote time and leadership in one or more areas of the parish's ministry. The Grace Church Vestry is comprised of a Junior and Senior Warden and nine elected vestry members.
Buildings and Grounds:
A special subcommittee of Vestry members and experienced parishioners
assess and recommend maintenance of the buildings and grounds of the
church. They address both immediate needs as well as long-term planning and capital improvements.
Volunteers staff the street-level office, off the Guild Hall during
the week. They answer phones and questions and do other office work
The Nominating Committee is charged with the task of seeking out
members of the parish with special talents. The committee aims at
connecting those who want to serve with specific opportunities
integral to Grace's leadership. These may include Vestry, Diocese and
Representatives, and Rector Search Committee.
Writers, editors, web designers, and all creative people are needed
to plan and produce existing communications as well as improve
internal communication and develop new marketing efforts within the
church and to the public.
Heritage & Archives:
This small group is devoted to cataloguing and organizing church historical records and artifacts.
The church courtyard garden is planted and maintained by volunteers.
No experience is needed. Contact Jane Henning (238-4089) to help. The
Ken Karlen garden on the Carroll Street side of church is maintained
by the Karlen family.