from the senior warden - November 2014
I can’t help but think about the wonderful stewardship messages given by our parishioners these past few weeks.
     Betsie Danner commented how everything we have comes from God and that St. Boniface is not just her church, but her spiritual home.
     Katie Hayes shared with us her families’ 54 year history here at St. Boniface Church.  Katie reminded us that it is all of us together that make the magic at St. Boniface, by giving of our time, talent, and treasure. 
Suzanne Barksdale shared with us her experience with trusting in God, and the comfort she experiences in setting a high bar for her yearly pledge.
     I’d like to share with you what this church, and every one of you sitting out there, has meant to me.  12 years ago I walked into this church at the invitation of two of your parishioners, and, actually, the first time I had entered a church in over 40 years.  I sat in the back pew for the early service, most of the time asking myself why I felt compelled to keep coming.  You see, at age 18, I experienced a faith destroying experience, leaving me with anger and emptiness.  I quickly filled that emptiness with self serving happiness, but I had lost the joy of faith that had been so comforting during my youth.
     After several years at St. Boniface Church, Andi and Ted asked me to be a chaperone on a youth mission trip.  It was the last thing I could imagine doing.  But somehow the Holy Spirit persuaded me to say yes.  This was the beginning of my spiritual journey.  Watching our young people bring Christ into the homes of the people we went to help, and the group prayer sessions at the beginning, middle and end of every day was all I needed to see that I wanted the Joy of Christ back in my life.  From that point on, I couldn’t get enough of the fellowship each of you have offered me – the warmth and peace I experience each time I worship or work with you to strengthen our church as we do Christ’s work in the world.
     I know many of you have personal stories like Betsie, Katie, Suzanne, and me.  So I’d like to ask you to Walk the Way with me and your fellow parishioners.  I can’t put it any better than Katie Hayes did:  “Please join me by giving generously in gratitude and thanksgiving for God’s abundance in our lives, because, my friends, we Have this treasure, and what a treasure it is.”
May God bless you.  Doug Francis, Senior Warden


parish forums
If you missed the August forums that sprung from the Appreciative Inquiry gatherings, click on the links below to view the recordings:
August 3  A presentation outlining the results from more than 100 parishioner responses compiled from the Appreciative Inquiry meetings held with our parish consultant.  CLICK HERE to view the recorded version of the August 3 forum
August 10  Fr. John Hall sheds additional light on the learning gleaned from the Appreciative Inquiry meetings and focuses on the responsive programming opportunities for the parish scheduled for the coming season.  CLICK HERE to view the recorded version of the August 10 forum
August 17  Members of the Vestry’s Budget Transparency Committee explained our parish budget and finances, answering questions raised in the Appreciative Inquiry meetings, like “Where does the money come from?” and “Where does my pledge really go?”  CLICK HERE to view the recorded version of the August 17 forum
Vestry directory
Senior Warden
...Doug Francis 921-6820
Junior Warden
...Vince Brennan 356-4400
...Jon Gordon 923-2302
Ass't Treasuer
...Kathie Hayes 923-8554
Clerk of Vestry
...Lisa Wolf 349-5616
Vestry 2014
Kathie Hayes 923-8554
Tammy Lloyd 323-7343
Tony Neubroch 961-8424
Holley Schroeder 966-1466
Becky Westbrook 371-2655
Vestry 2015
Doug Francis 921-6820
Jon Gordon 923-2302
Keith Rollins 371-4339
Rich Swastek 497-5526
Paul van Deventer 312-0145
Vestry 2016
Doriel Boyce 554-4084
Vince Brennan 356-4400
David Eichlin 921-6812
Joanne Heiland 349-4321
Mary Ivey 927-1678




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