St. James Church

St. James Church

Paso Robles, California USA

(805) 238-0819

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Our Mission: Feeding Bodies and Souls in Our Local Community

2018 Vestry Goals & Objectives

What we're doing, and the impact it is having

Goal #1: Expand our feeding programs

  1. Increase the number of nights we serve meals for Paso Cares from one night per month to three nights per month by December 31, 2018.
  2. Double our volunteer force for Food Bank distributions by December 31, 2018.
  3. Increase our days of food distribution from three/month to four/month by December 31, 2018.
  4. Double our financial support for Lunch Bunch by December 31, 2018.

Progress as of November 2018: On plan.

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Goal #2: Organize fellowship events that strengthen our church family

  1. Host a Newcomer's Dinner (June 9)
  2. Concerts In The Park (August)
  3. Resume foyer group dinners (Fall 2018)

Progress as of November 2018: On track to meet goal

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Goal #3: Engage in acts of reconciliation to help heal a divided world

  1. Living Room Conversations (LRC) began at St. James on Pentecost Sunday
  2. Host an LRC event that involves others in our community by December 31, 2018.

Progress as of November 2018: LRC with clergy leaders from our community was held on October 16, with 17 attending. Our next LRC, to be held after mid-term elections, will include civic and community leaders.

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Goal #4: Increase the financial strength of St. James

  1. End the year 2018 with a larger financial reserve than we began with

Progress as of November 2018: Our finances are gradually improving due to spending controls and prepaid pledges. Fundraising in the last quarter of 2018 should add to our reserves.

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Goal #5: Address the deferred maintenance of our buildings and grounds

  1. Develop a maintenance plan with short and long term projects
  2. Separate projects by funding source: operating budget vs. capital campaign

Progress as of November 2018: Termite abatement has been completed. New front and south-side doors have been installed. Sprinkler systems are now operating. Drought-tolerant landscape improvements are planned for early 2019.

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Senior Warden: Michael Coffin

Building & Grounds: Yvonne Cryns

Finance: Dennis Breckow

Junior Warden: Lucy Simola

Hospitality: Patty Breckow

Education: Cynthia Mosely

Stewardship: Mark Plants

Outreach: Lee Adinolfi

Communications: Justin Hansen

Parish Administrator: Sylvia Barker

Parish Treasurer: Denise Chouinard

Recording Secretary: Diane Coffin

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