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Building for the Future

Visioning the Future of St. Mary's

PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

 

See first hand the results of our conversations and meetings about building for the future of St. Mary’s.  We will unveil our Facilities Master Plan developed to meet our needs and hopes for continued growth.  It’s important that you attend this event so that you can weigh in on how well the plans match the needs.

  • You will be able to tour the current facilities where you will hear about our future renovations.  
  • There will be refreshments for all, activities for youth, and childcare for the little ones. 
  • PLUS a fabulous door prize:  a $100.00 gift certificate to a well-known Southside restaurant (must be present to win).

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  Email Melodie Elam in the Parish Office if you are interested in attending a similar event to held at a yet-to-be determined later date.

Parents of youth and children are asked to have a designated driver.  DD's will receive wristbands when they drop off their child.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Our recent strategic planning process, which led to the development of our now-familiar vision statements, has begun to revitalize our Parish in so many exciting ways. Included as one of our vision statements is "St. Mary's will identify improvements to its facilities that will fully support its programs, ministries, and community relationships." Over the last two years the Vestry has worked closely with the clergy and staff to do just this. To that end, the vestry has prayerfully decided that the next step for St. Mary's is to begin a master planning process.

PARTNERING WITH KPS GROUP

After several months and many meetings, we have hired the architectural and planning firm KPS Group to help us begin that process. As in our strategic planning, we fully intend to involve the Parish completely as we explore future options for our facilities. The Vestry has planned several gatherings (view schedule here) to solicit your input, your hopes, and your dreams for St. Mary's. Parishioners who came before us followed a similar plan when they created the current worship space and Drennen House; now it is our turn to do the same for those who will come after us. Your commitment to the planning process and what will follow will be critical as we continue to grow.

QUESTIONS AND PRAYER

Any member of the Vestry will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This is a very exciting time for St. Mary's; please join the Vestry in praying that the Holy Spirit will lead us in the right direction to help spread the Kingdom of God.

In Peace,

THE REV. HUEY GARDNER / Rector
JENNIFER GRISSOM / Sr. Warden