Rector’s Annual Address
January 29, 2017
Good morning, church! And welcome to the one hundred and sixty eighth annual meeting of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline.
This is my eighth Annual Address as your rector. Each address has been different, as each year has been, but one thing has remained steadfast; My love for you. My love for you as a community, and my love for each and everyone of you in this community. Though, from time to time we may disagree, disappoint one another or fall short of our expectations of each other, my love for you and for this community has never been deeper, or stronger. I love being your Rector, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
The 164th Annual Meeting of St. Paul's Church was held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 on the feast of St. Paul. The meeting was held in the sanctuary at the end of 10 am service. At the annual meeting, the congregation approved new Vestry members, delegates, etc. It also received the 2013 Budget approved by the Vestry. Afterwards the congregation shared in a wonderful meal and thanked individuals for their hard work during the year, The Rector, Jeff Mello, led the congregation in discussions that will be used in setting future directions.
The Annual Report (in PDF) for activities in 2012, written by committee chairs, is attached. The report contains the list of candidates proposed and approved for various Parish offices. It also includes the Budget for 2013 as approved by the Vestry and financial information as of the end of 2012.