MISSION DISTRICT-Sat., 9-9-06
Attendance: 40. Hosted cookout at noon.
REPORT ON GENERAL CONVENTION
Margaret Bouzek and Rev. Elizabeth Tattersall, who attended General Convention, reviewed the processes, key issues, future goals, the extensive committee structure of the Episcopal Church, efforts toward worldwide poverty, etc. Efforts are being made to improve committee communication via electronic means. The next General Convention will be in Anaheim, California.
PARTNERING WITH LOUISIANA AND/OR MISSISSIPPI PARISHES AFFECTED BY KATRINA DISASTER
Phil Gillette from Trinity, Reno, reviewed the current partnership Trinity now has with St. Luke’s in New Orleans to offer financial and other help. He indicated their needs for volunteer workers, money, a trailer for personnel, building repairs, a new soup kitchen, educational and art items for children. There now are 8 partnering churches with St. Luke’s. Interested Northwest Mission District churches can join in this opportunity. They can get on the network. Joint fund raising and other efforts can also be initiated by our group. Gillette solicited a signup for NWMD members to receive current communications related to the St. Luke’s ministry. Parishes are encouraged to discuss how and whether they may wish to join in this. Bishop Katharine is supportive of this partnership and suggested that NWMD parishes consider their possible involvement.
Dave Mussatti also discussed their partnership with a parish in Mississippi which was affected by Katrina.
REPORTS FROM OTHER PARISHES
The two new Youth ministers, Kathy Hopner and Karen Johanns, were introduced, and will serve Trinity, St. Paul’s and St. Stephen’s youth.
Santa Claus (his legal name), a resident of Incline, briefed us on his pending nationwide tour to support social legislation.
A new Episcopal mission in Southwest Reno is now being developed by Rev. Laurie Chappelle from Trinity and will be located at the Bishop Manogue High School chapel. Laurie will also be developing an Hispanic outreach.
Fr. John Goddard, Interim priest at Trinity, offered the services of
WORKSHOP-‘SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN’