Region One Meeting, May 2, 2012

Title:Region One Meeting, May 2, 2012

Region One - Bill Wick

Bill Wick represented St. Peter’s at the May 2nd, Region One meeting at Christ Church. With a number of new delegates from churches in Region One (including Hurley Bogardus and Tom Meredith, above),  President  Ed Jones took a few minutes to present the purpose of Region 1 which is to build community from among the 19 churches and to provide communication both ways to the Diocese.  The Region One website is here


We then heard a report on the the development of the St. George’s Preschool by director Shandel Perron. Only two other churches have a preschool and the one at St. George’s is unique in the number of scholarship students. Mary Jo Browning from St. Stephens provided an introduction to the Diocesan Homes, six CCRCs and two low-cost subsidized independent living facilities. This was a preview – the main report will be in the fall.


Marion Windel from Church of the Incarnation provided insight in the activities of Province III the next level up from the Diocese of Va, including informati0n on a Small Church Conference at Shrinemont at the end of May.  The body acted on a request from Marion for $300 donation as part of a $30,000 effort to bring Choeur D’Anges a Haitian choir to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church this summer.  The group refused to approve $300 but did approve $500.  


In relationship to the Convention Ed is also the editor of Center Aisle  the paper of the Convention and spoke of the challenges and successes of producing such a paper. (Coverage starts in the second week of May).


Upcoming events include a dinner with Bishop Shannon at St. George’s on October 24.  This would mark the last of the three bishops to be honored by Region One.  Mark your calendar now for that date. 


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