Parish Life (This committee was formerly called InReach)
Chair: Susan Leonard
Meeting times: First Tuesday at 5 p.m. on Zoom (We hope to change to in-person meeting.)
Mission: To strengthen the bonds of our Parish members to one another and to Christ Church
Members seek ways to connect with the greater Guilford community, including New Haven. We follow Christ’s exhortation to Love Our Neighbors as Ourselves. We meet monthly on Monday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church. We are often there at other times as well to prepare food or to plan for ways to bring members of the community together.
Chair: Fr. Harrison West or Senior Warden Susan Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-610-5148.
It is a great privilege and responsibility to serve on the Vestry. We are responsible for the non-spiritual aspect of the church operations. We meet once a month, on the second Thursday. We support the Ministry, but we are not of the Ministry. Members are elected for specific terms as either a warden or a member, usually for three year terms or one year three times. Elections are held during the annual meeting in January. Please contact members of the Nominating Committee for further information if you wish to become a member.
Susan Leonard, Senior Warden
Michael Haggans, Junior Warden
Treasurer: Carol Iovanna
Clerk: Janice Novak
Sandy Beatty, Beth Brause, Gabriela Cabrejo, Bet Cummiskey, Richard DiNardo, Sheward Hagerty, Mardee Moore, Cindy McNamara, Lisa Ste. Marie
Delegate: Gabrielle Johnson
Tag Sale Team
Chairs: Janice Novack and Rose Robinson
Purpose: The primary goal of the team is to raise funds for the Capital Reserve to assist in financing projects that will preserve our historic church and buildings. In doing so, Christ Church increases its visibility within the community and provides an opportunity for church members and friends to work together towards a shared objective.
How is this accomplished:
Chair: Laura Raymond
Chair: Michael Haggans
Chair: Dorota Xeller
Chair: Mark Sullivan
Current Leaders: Susan Leonard
Meeting times to be arranged by participants
Mission: share a deeper connection with others in the Parish. No, we are not traveling anywhere except on life’s journey, together. “Life is short, and we don’t have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So make haste to love, and be swift to be kind.”
Current members Katherine Frydenborg, and Cynthia Dwyer
AG members are responsible for setting up for the eucharist and cleaning up after the service, mostly tending to the silver. We also take care of the linens, candles, change hangings per season or special occasions. There are no meetings per se - most of the work takes place on Sundays in the sacristy! This is not difficult work but important. Fr Harrison would have to do it all himself without AG help.
Chair: Tony Leonard, email@example.com; 505-610-6123
We meet monthly in Guild Room on Thursdays, usually from 5 to 6 p.m. Topics in the past have been Biblical, spiritual, personal experience, and no politics. What is shared in the group stays in the group. We just ask that if you are not going to be able to come, you let someone know. Currently we have four members, but welcome new members any time.
Chair: Sheward Haggerty
If you are in need of support or sustenance, please contact the Church office first. Sheward Hagerty, under the direction of Fr. Harrison West, leads this vital committee in its work. We could use more members who are willing to contact others by phone, email, or in person. The group meets with Fr. Harrison as necessary.
Chair: Mardee Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers from the church meet once a year with Father Harrison.
The ushers arrive 20 minutes early on their designated Sunday each month. They welcome guests, distribute programs, ring the bell and assist anyone needing special assistance. During the service, a couple is invited to take the elements to the altar. The ushers
are responsible for the offerings and direct the communion. After the service is over, ushers are responsible for cleaning the pews and making sure the rear of the church is left in an orderly state.
Chair: Donna LaFata