The Annual Meeting is typically our only all-congregation meeting in any given year. It is the time when we gather, as a whole, to do the business of the congregation. The congregation elects leadership to the vestry and representation to the Diocesan Convention. Even though the meeting does not approve the budget (that's the vestry's job), the budget is presented and discussed. The parish leadership offers reports and updates to the congregation, and the rector gives an annual report to the parish.
Annual meetings can revise or adopt new bylaws, given a process of formation and information leading up to the meeting, thus reconfiguring the congregation's everyday life and moving it in new directions. In other words, annual meetings are a big deal. They are the very place where necessary actions are taken to keep the congregation's common life and witness moving forward.The 183rd Annual Meeting of Grace Episcopal Church will be on January 30, 2022, at 9 a.m. in the nave, followed by The Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. You may also participate via Zoom. The link will be provided in parish publications.