St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Grand Island, New York

What Happened at the January Vestry Meeting

Vestry had their first meeting of 2021 on Jan 14. We welcomed our new Vestry members – Mark Korzelius, Jr. Warden, Allie Porter, Kris Dodge, Melodie McEvoy, and Dawn Farquharson. There was an abundance of gratitude and joy as we reviewed the December and year end financial report. For anyone that has been on Vestry before, you know the palpitations that come some years as we watch the financials month over month. 2020 was a particularly unnerving year for Vestry as we dealt adapting to bring the Word of God to our parishioners and beyond as well as bring our St. Martin’s community together. We are pleased to report our “inflow” for December was $21,000 and our “outflow” was $13,911 which gives us a pretty small deficit when you look at the budget and total spent for the whole year. We appreciate everyone that continues to show that St. Martins is an important part of your life and part of the community in which we live.

Also in the meeting

  • Kris Dodge reviewed LIFT’s Soup for the Soul initiative. We thank Tops for the donation of the containers as well as other parishioners that that donated to help get this started.
  • Father Nick reported that Bible Study on Wednesdays continues. Lent is fast approaching and he is working with the Diocese on options for Ash Wednesday as well as staying close to any indication that we can resume in person worship.
  • We had some boiler issue this week at the church. The boiler is in need of some maintenance and we are getting estimates for the work.

That sums up the meeting for Jan. If you ever have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to ask any of your Vestry members. We are available and here for you. We are looking forward to a great 2021 for St. Martins!

Amber Root, Sr. Warden